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  • The Bank of Israel Joke is On Us

    August 13, 2013 | 8:08 am My NYT-HIT article from last week is about the Bank of Israel, and about Israel's difficulties in finding a Governor for it. Here's a different version if this article. Since it was... read on
  • August 13, 2013

    August 13, 2013 | 3:44 am The US Headline: Syrian War Shapes Trip by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff To Read: FP's Will Inboden points out what he sees as the Obama administration's 'diplomatic... read on
  • What to Expect from Jewish Rich People

    August 12, 2013 | 8:12 am We already recommended the new study on The Future of Jewish Giving in one of our Headlines & Reads last week, but this one merits another look. Jewish giving is essential to Jewish... read on
  • August 12, 2013

    August 12, 2013 | 3:52 am The US Headline: McCain: Obama’s ‘slouch’ comment dismissive of Putin To Read: Hussein Ibish writes about the Arab perception of American omnipotence (which stands in stark... read on
  • Polling Notes: No Threat to Netanyahu, No Hope in Egypt

    August 11, 2013 | 7:02 am 1. In our updated Israel Poll Trends tracker you can see that the decline in the popularity of Israel's Yesh Atid Party – not long ago the big surprise of the elections and a... read on
  • August 11, 2013

    August 11, 2013 | 4:23 am The US Headline: U.S. to reopen 18 of the 19 embassies, consulates closed because of terror threats To Read: Doyle McManus examines the reasons for the US' lack of leverage in the... read on
  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Shoftim with Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

    August 9, 2013 | 6:25 am Our Special guest this week is Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Director of North American Programs for T'ruah. Ordained in 2008 from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was a student... read on
  • August 9, 2013

    August 9, 2013 | 3:44 am The US Headline: Kerry tells US Jewish leaders he fears for Israel’s future if no peace deal To Read: Charles Krauthammer thinks that the Obama administration has been using... read on
  • The Anti-Judaism Exchange, Part 2: ‘The Majority of the Victims of Anti-Semitism were Not Jews’

    August 8, 2013 | 8:04 am David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he is also director of the Neubauer Family... read on
  • August 8, 2013

    August 8, 2013 | 3:43 am The US Headline: Obama's Moscow visit is called off, and not just because of Snowden To Read: Ted Koppel believes that America suffers from chronic overreaction to terrorist... read on
  • What to Do with the American Russian-Speaking Jewish Community

    August 7, 2013 | 7:58 am There's a new JPPI study on Russian speaking Jews in America. Renowned historian Jonathan Sarna did most of the work – you can see him speak about this study here. But since I also... read on
  • August 7, 2013

    August 7, 2013 | 3:46 am The US Headline: Iran’s New President Calls for Nuclear Talks Without Rejecting Direct U.S. Role To Read: Yemen specialist Gregory D. Johnsen tries to figure out why the US is... read on
  • Raising Israel’s Electoral Threshold Isn’t Anti-Democratic

    August 6, 2013 | 7:23 am A different version of this article was published last week by the IHT-NYT under the headline The Tyranny of the Minority. Last Wednesday, the Knesset approved a number of changes to... read on
  • August 6, 2013

    August 6, 2013 | 3:32 am The US Headline: Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 in Yemen; U.S. citizens urged to leave To Read: John Arquilla is actually optimistic about the steady budget cuts in the... read on
  • Israelis and Palestinians: Who Will Be the Loser?

    August 5, 2013 | 8:04 am Thinking about the nine months of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations ahead, the instinctive tendency is to view them as a game in which each side will try to lay the blame for failure on... read on

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