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  • 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 that... 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 Israel.... read on

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  • 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

  • Shame

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    April 21, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    As a Jew, a Zionist and a rabbi I feel shamed by the efforts of South African Zionist Federation Chairman Avrom Krengel and his fellow travelers to protest the attendance of Richard Goldstone at his grandson’s Bar-Mitzvah.

    Synagogue services are no place for demonstrations. Every... read on

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