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  • Maintaining Jewish faith: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi’s collected essays

    1 week ago

    He was for many decades the dashing Jewish prince of new historians who came of age shortly after the Holocaust already heartsick and shell shocked from what had just happened.  He was also already thinking about how he might write a new script that looked at Jewish suffering...

  • Letters to the editor: The Gaza conflict and cycles of war

    2 weeks ago

    United Under Fire

    I have always enjoyed reading David Suissa’s columns, but this last one ... it really touched me as a Jew and as a human being (“Gaza War: Taking Sides,” July 25). You wrote words out of my mouth — just better than I would have.

    Sheila Ellman via email

    That...

  • Boycott Israel? Not on my campus

    By Judea Pearl

    January 3, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    There are many good reasons to oppose the American Studies Association (ASA) decision to boycott Israeli universities. But there are some bad reasons as well. Many arguments against the boycott play exactly into the hands of the pro-boycott propagandists and give them the...

  • Opinion: Avoid zero-sum thinking

    By  David A. Lehrer

    September 27, 2011 | 7:20 pm

    The journalist Robert Wright argues in his book “Nonzero” that communication, cooperation and trust increase the likelihood that humans can avoid that favored term of game theorists: the zero-sum game. Whereas greater complexity and nuance allow us to avoid the zero-sum trap, the...

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  • Where hope is to be found

    August 2, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Recent events have cast a dark pall over Israel. The total collapse of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) has led the latter to pursue the course of unilateral action, as reflected in the drive for United Nations affirmation of Palestinian statehood in...

  • Not your grandfather’s shtibl

    By David Suissa

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As we walked back from shul on a recent Shabbat, my friend and neighbor David Myers asked me if I was "comfortable" with the service we had just attended.

    He asked me that question, because I'd mentioned that I'm not used to a service where they don't separate the men and the...
  • Open Debate Preferable to Blind Support

    By David N. Myers

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A recent report in The New York Times captured almost perfectly the thorny questions that stand at the center of relations between the American Jewish community and Israel. Should one be permitted to criticize the government of a foreign country with which one feels a deep affinity,...

  • Can We Find the Golden Mean?

    By David N. Myers

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the opening book of his monumental code of Jewish law, Maimonides declared, "We are bidden to walk in the middle paths which are the right and proper ways...." The great medieval sage was articulating the golden mean, the principle that we should avoid extreme behavior, ethical or...

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