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  • Why Israel is so united

    By David Suissa

    August 4, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    You would think that the global outcry against Israel in the wake of the human devastation of Gaza would have had an effect on Israeli self-esteem. After all, Israelis love to be loved, especially in the cosmopolitan capitals of Europe.

    And yet after four days of hanging out in...

  • Amos Oz: Alone among friends

    September 26, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    I believe Amos Oz desperately wanted to become a better man than his father was.  It feels as if he has spent his lifetime trying to nurture inside himself an empathy that he believed his father lacked.  The famous, 73-year-old Israeli author of more than 30 books, including his...

  • What if Cyrus had not freed the Jews?

    By Roger Price

    September 24, 2013 | 9:01 am

      Over twenty-five centuries ago, Cyrus II, founder and ruler of the Persian Empire, freed the Jews who had been transported forcibly to Babylon and facilitated the reconstruction of their Temple in Jerusalem. Without the intervention of Cyrus, the Jewish People and Judaism as we...

  • Amos Oz inspires J Street conference in Washington, D.C.

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 28, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    “The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a pure tragedy of Greek proportions…because it is a clash between right and right…between two nations who have never known another homeland.”

    So said Amos Oz this week at the opening of the 3rd annual J Street Conference in Washington,...

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  • Amos Oz on the Flotilla

    By Rob Eshman

    June 2, 2010 | 8:59 am

    Amos Oz, author, essayist, moral conscience of Israel, published an essay in today’s New York Times that exactly captured what I’ve been trying to say about the flotilla disaster for the past three days.

    In “Israeli Force, Adrift on the Sea,” Oz writes how Jews, who once knew only...

  • The Prophet

    By Rob Eshman

    November 18, 2009 | 3:09 pm

    Last Friday evening, I arrived early for a Shabbat event at American Jewish University, where I was supposed to interview Israeli writer Amos Oz in front of some 300 guests.

    Amos Oz

    I stopped off at the Hotel Angeleno to write an introduction and have some coffee.

    If Amos Oz...

  • ‘My Judaism Is the Civilization’

    By Eric Silver

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Amos Oz, Hebrew novelist, secular prophet and self-proclaimed "non-synagogue" Jew, has joined his local Reform congregation in Arad, the Negev desert town where he has lived since leaving Kibbutz Hulda a decade ago.

    In reaction to last month's massive haredi demonstration in Jerusalem...

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