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  • 5 comments on the exclusion of women and the denigration of Haredis

    December 28, 2011 | 1:50 pm 1. It is all too convenient to make the debate about the status of women in Israel’s public arena a debate about Haredi violence and ultra Orthodox intolerance. The protesters... read on
  • Another Israel-South Africa comparison

    December 28, 2011 | 2:45 am How do you square “obvious wrongs with respect for local customs”, asks Eusebius McKaiser of Johannesburg’s Wits University. Apparently: South Africa has a rather schizophrenic approach... read on
  • The Shlomones - The Rocky Hora Chanukah Song

    December 27, 2011 | 3:46 am
  • In search of Judah Maccabi’s grave

    December 27, 2011 | 3:38 am   Last Monday afternoon, just twenty four hours before the start of Hanukkah, and on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, I turned right where the brown signs point to the... read on
  • Israel gave up on the negation of the Diaspora

    December 26, 2011 | 4:01 am Yuli Edelstein,53, was born in the Soviet Union. In 1987 he immigrated to Israel. After arriving, he entered political life. Together with fellow Soviet dissident and current Jewish... read on
  • The overly manly Israel Factor

    December 24, 2011 | 3:02 pm The Forwards’ Jane Eisner gives me “the benefit of the doubt”, but still wants to know why our group of Israel Factor experts includes only men. She has a point – even if I... read on
  • Yael Sternhell

    December 23, 2011 | 9:18 am Yael Sternhell is currently an assistant professor of history and American studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Her fields of expertise are the history of the American South and... read on
  • Yaeli Bloch-Elkon

    December 23, 2011 | 9:11 am Yaeli Bloch-Elkon is a senior lecturer/associate professor of Communication and Political Science at Bar Ilan University, an associate research scholar at the Begin –Sadat Center for... read on
  • Etta Bick

    December 23, 2011 | 8:50 am Dr. Etta Bick is the Chairman of the Department of Middle East Studies/Political Science at the Ariel University Center in Samaria. She teaches courses in comparative and Israeli... read on
  • Jewish voters and the Ron Paul effect

    December 23, 2011 | 1:57 am What can they say about Paul? What happens to Jewish Republicans, or to Jews who might consider voting Republican if Ron Paul takes Iowa - not an impossible scenario according to... read on
  • Hey kid, want more Hanukkah presents?

    December 22, 2011 | 1:27 am You might have read this article when it was published in 2010, or a report based on this article. It had the modest goal of providing more evidence to the commonly agreed upon... read on
  • Yehuda Kurtzer: We do the Jewish past a disservice when we make it holier than the present

    December 20, 2011 | 12:06 pm Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and author of the forthcoming Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past (due for release in spring 2012). He... read on
  • The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performs ‘Chanukah in Santa Monica’

    December 20, 2011 | 9:56 am
  • The Israel Factor: Obama pretty bad for peace

    December 20, 2011 | 5:36 am What do nine Israeli scholars and ex-officials know about American politics? Why should we even consider it worthy of attention? These questions are often asked whenever a new survey of... read on
  • The 14th lie of I Love Israel

    December 19, 2011 | 4:33 pm Buried deep toward the very end of David Rothkopf’s The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011 you can find this observation: “I love Israel.” Everybody in U.S. politics says it. Most of those... read on

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