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The Status Quo Myth

by Yoel Meltzer

5 hours ago

The Temple Mount. File photo

With tensions still high in Jerusalem and throughout the rest of Israel, the latest buzzword that is being bounced around in the regional and international media is "status quo".  More... read full article

  • Death in a synagogue

    By Avi Davis

    5 hours ago

    They could hear the iron doors at the front of the synagogue clang shut behind them.  Crowded together with 2,000 other people inside the main sanctuary, the man and the woman looked at each other in panic. The woman gazed down at her five year-old-son and gripped the little boy’s...

  • Why Judaism needs journalism

    By David Suissa

    6 hours ago

    There’s a tendency in the Jewish world to look for big solutions to big problems. One of those problems is the disheartening fact that most Jews today are simply not that interested in Judaism.

    This problem isn’t made up — it’s real. We live in a world where the options are so...

  • It’s still about democracy

    by Jonathan Jacoby

    7 hours ago

    When I was in Jerusalem during the week before the November 18 horrific attack by Palestinian militants at a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood – in which four beloved and esteemed rabbis, and a courageous Druze policeman were murdered – I could already feel the tension...

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  • Horrorism in the Middle East

    By Rob Eshman

    1 day ago

    “…there are only wrong choices, and it’s like I’m … I’m finally seeing it now for the first time: Nothing good can happen in this f----d-up world we’ve made for ourselves.”

    — Carrie Mathison, “Homeland,” Season 4, Episode 8, Nov. 16, 2014


     

    You know who agrees with Carrie...

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    by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky and Sayyid Syeed

    1 day ago

    What happens when Jewish and Muslim leaders set their minds to engage in dialogue, and then move beyond dialogue to social action, prayer and friendship? When we first met in February 2008, another question asked in good humor was, “What took so long for us to meet?”

     Six years...

  • So right, yet so wrong: The truth Sheldon Adelson told us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    1 day ago

    The media has covered casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s address to the Israeli-American Council, a recently formed organization of Israelis who live in the United States, many of whom have truthfully become Israeli Americans.

    When asked what to do about the land and what to do...

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