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My Jewish-African Seder

By David Suissa

3 days ago

I never thought I’d be hosting a Passover Seder for one of the survivors of the Rwanda genocide, a tragedy in which almost a million people perished in 1994.

The survivor, a... read on

  • Bibi Forgot the Most Important Word

    By David Suissa

    March 4, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    Many commentators are giving kudos to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his sparkling speech at AIPAC, where he sounded like an American version of Shimon Peres waxing eloquent on the virtues of peace.

    The problem is, when you don’t risk anything, people are less likely to... read on

  • With Iran on the one-yard line, Obama caved

    By David Suissa

    November 26, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    There are plenty of good reasons to dislike the Iran nuclear deal-- but here are two of my biggest:

    One, knowing that Iran is oh-so-close to getting the bomb, why make a deal that lets them off the hook and buys them more time?

    Iran has invested tens of billions over the past... read on

  • We should shut down the hysterics

    By David Suissa

    October 1, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    “It’s as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War!”

    That hysterical response to the government “shutdown” is not from a rabble-rousing blogger overdosing on Red Bull, it’s from Democratic Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa).

    He’s not alone. I’ve rarely seen such a... read on

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  • Good News: We’re All Humans

    By David Suissa

    September 22, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    It appears that Rabbi John Rosove is excluding liberals like himself from the category of people influenced by recent scientific findings.

    In his latest blog post, titled "Republican Craziness and Hubris Explained," the rabbi refers to two recent columns which quote new... read on

  • Scroll of a Lifetime

    By David Suissa

    September 10, 2013 | 8:09 pm

    “Imagine your congregation gathered to witness the first strokes of the Scribe’s quill on new parchment... Feeling a real connection to the shape of the letters, the texture of the parchment, the concentration of the Scribe, holding his quill, preparing to write the name of G-d.”

    ... read on
  • What Obama can learn from Israel

    By David Suissa

    September 8, 2013 | 8:07 am

    As President Barack Obama tries to dig himself out of his self-inflicted Syrian fiasco, there’s one aspect to this crisis that few people are talking about.

    What Obama can learn from Israel.

    The president may run the world’s most powerful country, but Israel has vastly more... read on

  • Obama Must Own his Syrian Mess

    By David Suissa

    September 1, 2013 | 8:23 pm

    The U.S. Congress must reject President Barack Obama’s attempt to lay his Syrian mess at their doorstep.

    The president had two years to do the right thing in Syria, while more than 100,000 people were being killed and millions displaced, and he chose to drag his feet and do... read on

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