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  • Jacob in ISIL, or, The prayers of the refugees should be our prayers

    By David Seidenberg

    November 23, 2015 | 11:17 am

    As we read in last Shabbat's Torah portion, Jacob left Canaan for Paddan-Aram, not knowing whether he would return, asking for divine help. He negotiated with God — if you protect me and return me safely, only then will you be my God, only then will I worship you. (Gen. 28:20-21)

  • Rise of Greece’s Golden Dawn: A presage of doom

    March 14, 2013 | 4:48 am

    The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece’s postwar democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of...

  • Honoring of Italian fascist angers local Jewish group

    October 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    A new Italian women’s group has added its voice to protests over a publicly funded monument honoring the World War II-era fascist leader Rodolfo Graziani.

    The leadership of Binah, an all-women Jewish party represented on the board of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities,...

  • Opinion: The new 'Fascism'

    November 17, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    These days, the word “fascism” is used here in Israel – as also abroad – almost casually.  It is sometimes spoken with glee, often spoken in sorrow.  Yet while it is fair (and painful) to say that a crop of laws, recent and prospective, are anti-democratic, the word...

  • McCain o Obama: ¿Quien es mas peligroso?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 3, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    It seems Jewcy has lost all its best regular bloggers: Ali Eteraz, Daniel Koffler, Joey Kurtzman. But here’s a good piece from Josh Strawn about the hollowness of calling Barack Obama a socialist. (Seriously, a friend of mine responded to another friend’s mass e-mail in support of Obama last night with “Obama for the people’s republic of America!!!”).

    Most of Strawn’s blog post is after the jump:

  • The other ‘N- word’

    By Jordan Susman

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Few words have the power to upset individuals and corrode a conversation more than the N-word. Its very use short-circuits rational discourse. Thrown around with frequency in certain circles, the N-word provokes and torments, gaining totemic power with each use.

    The N-word I refer to...

  • For Rosh Hashanah: Make your own joy

    By Rabbi Perry Netter

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The best part about Y2K, in my judgment, was that it signaled the end of the 20th century.
    Who among us would want to relive the last 100 years? Tens of millions of people died during the previous century in the most violent and brutal ways.
    World War I, at the start of...
  • A Friendly Drink in a Time of War

    By Paul Berman

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A friend leaned across a bar and said, "You call the war in Iraq an anti-fascist war. You even call it a left-wing war -- a war of liberation. That language of yours. And yet, on the left, not too many people agree with you."

    "Not true," I said. "Apart from X, Y and Z, whose...