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)
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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...
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:
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September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmThe 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...
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...