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New rule: Fanatics can’t use Twitter

By Rob Eshman

2 weeks ago

The ISIS logo and the Twitter logo should not go hand-in-hand.

Each week, we are forced to bear witness to hideous acts of terrorism committed on a piece of barren sand thousands of miles away, then transmitted to our eyeballs via miracles of modern... read full article

  • Anti-Semitism creeps into ‘Natural Childbirth’ movement

    by Wendy Kenin

    2 weeks ago

    It’s the special treatment reserved for Jews that earns the anti-circumcision “intact-ivism” movement the label “anti-Jew.” And it’s the large space created for intactivist representation within the natural childbirth movement which unfortunately poisons this otherwise effective...

  • Let soldiers and haredim swap roles

    by David Benkof

    2 weeks ago

    Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it.

    Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to learn Torah. So Israel could diffuse Torah study by allowing non-religious,...

  • The day I met Chuck Todd

    by Mojdeh Sionit Afshani

    2 weeks ago

    “The Watergate” was just a name I had read in history books before I actually stepped in that glorious complex in the fall of 2001.

    With a folder of papers under my arm and a bag hanging from my shoulder and a… pounding heart, I got out of the elevator into the third floor of...

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  • Oh so sorry

    by Marlene Adler Marks

    2 weeks ago

    I’m sorry I haven’t eaten more hot dogs. 

    Saturday is Selichot, the time when the whole Jewish world sings with Connie Francis, "I’m sorry," and vows to do better next time. Many of us are focused on the wrongs we’ve done to others, or even to God. 

    This year, however, as I...

  • Are Jews losing their story?

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    As we look back on the triumphs and failures of the past year, let’s reflect on one of the perennial shortfalls of the Jewish world — how we consistently overlook the importance of teaching the extraordinary story of the Jewish people. 

    When I say “the story of the Jewish...

  • In “My Opinionation”: Looking Back on Blossom

    by Vanessa Waltz

    2 weeks ago

    My interest in Blossom blossomed relatively late, since I discovered the television series well after it stopped airing on NBC. When Blossom premiered in 1990, its title character was thirteen and I was six—more interested in Garfield and Friends than Blossom and Co. Instead,...

  • Israel’s most valuable Muslim ally

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    2 weeks ago

    Jews worldwide will soon mark the onset of a Jewish New Year with the specter of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East. Amid the preponderance of daily bad news, it is uplifting to celebrate narratives of tolerance and respect. Earlier this month, I was one of 12...

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