Jewish Journal

Jonathan Rosenblum

  • Paper on ‘Israel Lobby’ Poses Threat

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Are we Jews too sensitive to what non-Jews say about us? The haggadah, which we just read on seder night, hints at the answer. The telling of the story of our enslavement in Egypt begins, "The Egyptians [spoke] evil about us" (usually mistranslated as "the Egyptians did evil to us"),...

  • Whatever Happened to Jewish Unity?

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "We are one," "One people" and the like are the perennial slogans of Jewish federation fundraising. The slogans are meant to arouse feelings of nostalgia for bygone days when most Jews still possessed a strong sense of connection to one another.

    Occasionally, one still meets Jews...

  • Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In most countries, forecasts of no water to drink by the summer would command banner front-page headlines. Not in Israel.

    Already last summer, when Lake Kinneret was 1.5 meters higher than today, Amos Epstein -- then director of Mekorot, Israel's water company -- warned of a crisis...

  • The Great Awakening

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's Jews did not vote for Ariel Sharon by a margin nearly unprecedented in any functioning democracy because they believe he has a magic solution to halt the intifada. Fewer still believe that he is capable of bringing a final resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    They voted...