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  • Can you be Jewish and Liberal? The evidence says: not so easy

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2016 | 4:08 am

    What kind of question is this? Of course you can be Jewish and liberal. Millions of American Jews prove it every day of their lives. They are – Jewish Americans – the most liberal group in America. And they are – well – Jewish Americans. That is to say: Jewish.

    And yet, the...

  • Jewish groups condemn racism, anti-Semitism in 2016 campaign

    July 7, 2016 | 3:41 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League and 27 other Jewish social justice organizations penned a forceful open letter imploring political candidates to put an end to the racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia they say has emerged in this year’s campaign.

    Although the letter released Thursday...

  • 9 iconic sites that celebrate American Jewish history

    July 1, 2016 | 1:19 pm

    Monday is Independence Day in the U.S. That means it’s time for many Americans to take a day off, watch some fireworks and grill large amounts of meat to enjoy with friends and family.

    Of course, the 4th of July — which commemorates the adoption by the Continental Congress of the...

  • Who is ‘renegotiating’ the Israel-Jewish America relationship?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 30, 2016 | 7:58 am

    I am spending the day at the PEEL gathering 2016, discussing the question "Are American Jews Increasingly Alienated from Israel?" It is a long day, and I'm writing this post based on just a few of the sessions. So this is not even close to being a full report on the event, just a...

  • How an American Jew should vote in 2016

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 12, 2016 | 4:05 am

    As an Israeli, I cannot and do not tell Americans how I think they should vote. What you have here is a compilation of the views of American Jews from the last couple of weeks. Some are based on conversations, some on articles and posts. I think they make the Jewish-American choice...

  • Election roundup: Jewish souls, Jewish rabbis, Jewish vote, Jewish legislators

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 4, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Talmudic souls

    You've got to love this Alan Solow quote:‎

    Alan Solow, a longtime friend of the president from Chicago who recently served ‎as chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish ‎Organizations, took a more personal tack in selling “the first Jewish...

  • Jewish researchers dispute some Pew religion survey data

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    American Jews are adopting and discarding their Jewish identities with increasing rapidity in a country that is becoming less white and less Christian, according to a new study of religious affiliation in the United States.

    But just hours after the study's publication Monday, Jewish...

  • On Second Thought

    By Joshua Metzger

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This week, I will sit on my porch, gaze at the pergola and see in its place a bamboo mat. I will remind myself of the biblical commandment, "in a sukkah you shall sit seven days." And I will then, as I work my way through the interminable "three day yom tov" look up at the Southern...
  • Saluting Jewish World War II Vets

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Jules Berlinsky took basic training in the South during World War II, his commanding officer said to him, "You don't look Jewish. You don't have horns."

    "He was serious," said Berlinsky, 92, who was in the Army's Spearhead Division. "He was on the ignorant side. He didn't heckle...

  • A magazine with attitude

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    She's young, sexy, defiant and Jewish. And now, journalist Jennifer Bleyer has created a magazine that is ... well, young, sexy, defiant and Jewish.

    HEEB, out nationwide Feb. 5, promises to be for young Jewish Americans what Los Angeles-based Giant Robot magazine has been for young...

  • Rabbi Lau Headlines at O.U. Conference

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Urging religious dialogue as a means to achieve peace, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Lau, the chief rabbi of Israel, addressed a crowd of 500 at the West Coast convention of the Orthodox Union Dec. 20.

    Held at the Peltz Theater of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the inaugural event began five days...