Does slavery have a future? The ISIS challenge through Jewish lens
Calendar October 25-31
Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance
Letters to the editor: Yom Kippur, Eid, Peace Now and Jews against evil
Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized
Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian State on 1967 lines
L.A.-Eilat task force kicks off with water meeting at City Hall
Poll: Majority of Denmark citizens want circumcision banned
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November 27, 2007 | 10:44 pm
OK, Olmert says it’s no big deal the Saudis and their pals won’t ‘shake hands’ with the Jews at the conference; at least they won’t be trotting out shopworn...
November 26, 2007 | 7:11 pm
November 25, 2007 | 3:23 pm
Robert Avrech at Seraphic Secret has posted an impassioned piece about saving Israel from the Israeli prime minister and the peace summit he will attend with Arab leaders Monday.
Annapolis is coming up tomorrow and a stew of Judenrein Arab countries are going to show up in order to...
October 4, 2007 | 8:56 am
July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pmCamp Pranks
There is something inherently cruel in laughter at the expense of other people ("We Salute Your Shorts," July 13).
It's one thing to satirize, mock or lampoon where it's appropriate. However, pranks at summer camp often are hurtful and scary for children.
October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm
May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Israel Upholds Contested Immigration Law
Israeli Arabs are upset after Israel's top court upheld a controversial law that prevents Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs from living in Israel.
By a vote of 6-5, the High Court of Justice on Sunday rejected petitions filed against the...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
In a meeting room with gold silk curtains and tiled walls, a delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) takes their seats at a long, glass-topped table facing Tunisia's foreign minister and his aides.
Soon the questions begin: When will Tunisia resume official relations...
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Although it's easy to write off the ideological integrity of a party whose leaders include both Shimon Peres and Tsachi Hanegbi -- along with about everyone in between -- Kadima happens to be the real thing.
That conclusion was firmly ratified this week by voters in Israeli, who...
September 29, 2005 | 8:01 pm
September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I support Rabbi David Wolpe's position entirely ("We Must Condemn Heartless Bilge," Sept. 16). Rav Ovadiah Yosef has made Israel look very bad. Why would a scholar of Israel speak such racism, a man of our ancient traditions who should have more respect for human...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Being a Mormon, I really liked your article "The Inner Sanctum" (Sept. 2), however, there is some information you received, that I am not sure you understood correctly. It's the question of "literal truth." While we do believe that the Book of Mormon is historically...
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The disengagement from Gaza has exposed raw emotions and wrenching scenes of families being uprooted from their homes of decades.
Many in the Jewish community, while believing that the disengagement was necessary and even overdue, have felt the pain of the settlers. Some have even...
July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Ed. Note: Former Jewish Journal Senior Writer David Margolis died July 17 at the age of 62 in Israel, where he had lived for the past 11 years. Most recently, Margolis wrote for The Jerusalem Report, where this column, one of his last, originally appeared.
Some months ago, at a kind...
July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
It's long been more socially acceptable for Jews to immigrate to Israel than to emigrate out of it. Some Israelis feel that they're abandoning the project of the Jewish state, not doing their part, not facing the same risks as those they leave behind.
May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm
A Real Rabbi
We can't speak for our entire congregation, but Rabbi Karen Deitch's article ("SWF Rabbi," April 1) did not embarrass us (Letters, April 29). We invite you to attend one of our erev Shabbat services when Deitch is officiating. She is a well-spoken, insightful and...
November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
When it comes to politics in Israel, left and right rarely agree. In a country where even sports teams are aligned with political parties, there is
one issue that should unite Israelis and their American supporters from across the political spectrum: the need to foster opportunity...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The horrid bus bombings in Beersheba on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 16 Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, are grim reminders that the war onterror continues to rage in Israel.
Indeed, in 2004, the month of September has klal Yisrael reeling from this brutal attack and...
July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
This is a soul-wrenching time for all of us who love the Land of Israel. Jewish homes and villages, farms and factories -- the settlement work of three decades -- are soon to be uprooted in Gaza. We know that more demolitions may be coming.
Politically -- for the first time in the...
May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm
I know there are many Palestinians out there who are sickened and ashamed by what happened in Gaza to the remains of the six dead Israeli soldiers.
I don't hold them responsible; I don't associate them with those acts just because they are Palestinians or Arabs, not in any way.
January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm
"The Liberated Bride" by A.B. Yehoshua (Harvest Books, 2003.)
From the beginning of his career, Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua has examined the complex relationship between Israeli Jews and Arabs, most notably in his 1964 novella, "Facing the Forests," and his early novel, "The...
December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Like many hothead progressives around the world, I preach antiracism, teach multiculturalism and recognize the United States to be a politically and culturally imperialistic society.
Proper revolutionary that I am, I have no problem with guerrilla warfare against oppressive...
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
What was the driving force behind Saddam Hussein's behavior? Was it his Arabness? His Islam? Or just generic cruelty?
There is a famous story from the Jahiliyya, that long period in Arabia before the emergence of Islam, about a Jew named Samaw'al (Samuel) B. Adiya. He was entrusted...
October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm
May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm
"Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002," by Charles Enderlin (Other Press, 2003).
I once asked King Hussein of Jordan whether he considered Zionism legitimate. Did he accept that there was any historical basis to the Jews' claim to a...