Jewish Journal

Guilt By Admiration

By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

July 1, 2010 | 4:50 pm

Nothing seems to be sticking to Elena Kagan so the opposition is resorting to moves of desperation: “guilt by admiration.”

Since they have so little upon which to attack her, they are... read on

  • Handle with Care Holocaust Analogies: Why Professor Dershowitz Was Wrong

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    June 13, 2010 | 10:52 pm

    If I could pass a magic wand over contemporary public discourse both within the Jewish community and beyond it, I would suggest that the pause a bit before invoking any Nazi or Holocaust comparisons.

    Irving Greenberg once wrote that “no statement theological or otherwise should be... read on

  • Questions Worthy of Investigation

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    June 7, 2010 | 7:55 am

    There were rallies for Israel in several cities yesterday, not because the events of last week merited support – how do you rally around a public relations fiasco—but because Israel felt isolated and attacked in the aftermath of the botched effort to halt the flotilla of ships... read on

  • Where’s the Outrage?

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    May 27, 2010 | 9:20 pm

    Before Michael Oren was named Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, he wrote an article in Commentary that listed corruption as an existential threat of Israel. He might not want to say it today, but let us give credit where credit is due. Oren was right, political corruption... read on

  • Imagination: Ed Koch’s Bold Proposal on Jerusalem

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    May 11, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    Ed Koch was the long time mayor of New York and a former Congressman. He has been in New York politics and he surely knows the rough and tumble of the political world. One of Israel staunchest supporters, he is quick to attack anyone, even President Obama, who is critical of... read on

  • Confirming Jewish Acceptance

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    May 10, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    The nomination of Elena Kagan as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court is but one further undeniable example of the acceptance of Jewish in the United States.

    Recall that for generations there was a “Jewish seat,” held by such distinguished Justices as Benjamin Cardozo,... read on

  • Listen, Learn, Then Challenge

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    May 4, 2010 | 12:30 pm

    The controversy over Brandeis University’s invitation to Michael Oren Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, to be the commencement speaker is another sad indication of the unwillingness of Jews to speak with one another. Coming but weeks after threats by the South African... read on

  • Divisions on Obama May Actually Mask Different Perceptions of His Predecessor

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    April 30, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    There is a growing division within the Jewish community regarding President Obama. More than three out of four American Jews voted for Obama [78%] and a higher percentage of Jews continue to support the President, than any other American ethnic group save for the African-American... read on

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