Jewish Journal

The folly of partition: ICC ruling seals fate of Gaza residents

by Gidon Ben-Zvi and Harry Ben-Zvi

4 days ago

August 16, 2005. Israeli soldiers regularly meet with the Palestinian Police stationed at the Erez District Coordination Office. Pictured: Israeli and Palestinian officers hold a field situation assessment in preparation for Israel's 2005 Gaza Disengagement. Image by Matanya via Wikipedia

The International Criminal Court's (ICC) announcement that it would pursue a war crimes probe against Israel over the summer war in Gaza is but the latest twist in the quixotic quest to... read full article

  • What is the Jewish position on gun control?

    by Manasseh Lapin, Esquire

    4 days ago

    American Jews, many of whom live in religiously-observant communities that are located in states that have strict gun control laws, have a reputation for also being supportive of strict gun control laws.  But that may be changing.

    Following the January 2015 attacks on Jews in...

  • Before your favorite teacher dies

    By Marty Kaplan

    5 days ago

    On City Cisco Island, Aunt Suzy saw funny men.

    That sentence is a mnemonic that Mr. Jaeger taught us.  The first letter of each word stands for a molecule in the Krebs citric acid cycle, the pathway that converts food to energy.  The O in “On” stands for Oxaloacetate; the C in...

  • The rabbi missing from ‘Selma’

    by Peter Dreier

    1 week ago

    Ava DuVernay's film "Selma" is a remarkable depiction of a key moment in the civil rights movement, highlighting the strategic savvy, relentless courage, and human frailties of Rev. Martin Luther King, his inner circle of advisors, local grassroots activists, and the many other...

  • On culture and sexuality

    by Yaakov Rosenblatt

    1 week ago

    The news is in. Kim Kardashian has released her most explicit photos ever, and an enthused public is looking for more.   

    Why is popular culture obsessed with sexuality?  Why are magazines for the masses checkered with accounts of the dalliances of the rich, the coupling habits...

  • Angela Davis Should Not Pervert MLK’s Legacy About Israel

    by Harold Brackman and Aron Hier

    1 week ago

    Had he lived, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., would be turning 86 this year. There are certain soaring themes of Reverend King’s message—for example, that people should be judged by the content of their characters, not the color of their skin; that nonviolent protest is the way...

  • Nous Sommes Charlie

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    In 2008, I had a chance to make a statement in defense of satire, and I passed.

    This was when some Muslim leaders issued a fatwa against Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten for 12 cartoons it published in 2005 depicting the prophet Muhammad. To say many Muslims found those cartoons...

  • On Martin Luther King Day, Jews must acknowledge their privilege

    by Maital Friedman, JTA

    1 week ago

    The events of the last few weeks have shaken me to the core. Beyond the devastation I felt over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, I was heartbroken to learn that the police officers involved would not stand trial. “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” and “I can’t breathe” have...

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