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  • Why Hamas is not like ISIS

    By Uri Dromi

    2 days ago

    As James Foley is beheaded and rocket attacks resume on Israel:

    For years, Israel has been trying to convince the West that it is the first line of defense against radical Islam, and that if Muslim extremists are not checked in their home territory, they might sooner or later...

  • The silent treatment

    by Dalia Rosenfeld

    2 days ago

    It was as if we had never gone to Israel at all.

    The Afghani grocer greeted me effusively when I walked into the store I rely on for olive oil, pickles, nuts, and labne whose fat content I stopped feeling guilty about the moment I discovered it was a probiotic.

    He greeted me...

  • BDS is destructive

    by Dahlia Schweitzer

    2 days ago

    I never intended to write about politics, let alone about religion and politics. I usually write about art, sexuality, dating, identity – the issues that generally preoccupy my brain. But when the war broke out in Gaza, it was impossible for me to stay detached. After all, I was in...

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  • Leonard Fein on confronting death

    by Leonard Fein

    3 days ago

    Consolation is on my mind, doubtless because just the other day I addressed a convention of a truly extraordinary organization called Kavod v’Nichum, Honor and Comfort. They’d gathered in Philadelphia, and because I once wrote some words expressing my awe at their devotion and...

  • God created a broken world so we would learn to fix it

    by Simon Klarfeld

    3 days ago

    I have just returned from Israel, where I visited more than 600 teen participants on Young Judaea programs this summer. While there, I was handed a note from Mrs. Warshawsky, one of the elderly neighbors living next door our campus situated in the heart of Baka, Jerusalem. I opened...

  • Missiles over Jerusalem experienced by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    4 days ago

    24 hours ago, almost everyone in Cairo, Jerusalem and Ramallah thought they had a deal for a long-time truce in Gaza. Just before midnight on Aug. 20, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, experienced up close and personal what a promise from Hamas means....

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