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  • Who Causes Anti-Semitism?

    By Leonard Fein

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is a gathering hysteria in the American Jewish community that is dangerously self-destructive. Life as a Jew these days may not be -- is not -- a bed of roses, but neither is it a bed of thorns. Yet to hear some in our community tell it, thorns are all there are.


  • Holy Gifts for a Good Cause

    By E. B. Solomont

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Koch was trying to decide between two pairs of shoes when he happened to notice that one pair was made in Israel. That sealed the deal for him.

    Koch figured that others would choose to buy Israeli products if given an opportunity. So the self-described "serial...

  • Olmert Withdrawal Plan Stirs Up Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a single passionate interview recently, Ehud Olmert, Israel's deputy prime minister, managed to do what most politicians only dream about -- recast a nation's political and diplomatic agenda.

    Although Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been talking vaguely about "unilateral steps,"...

  • Israeli History the Dershowitz Way

    By Adam Rubin

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The Case For Israel," by Alan Dershowitz (John Wiley & Sons, $19.95).

    Alan Dershowitz's new book describes an Israel no Israeli would recognize, an impossibly virtuous country whose intentions are always pure, whose conduct is forever above reproach, and whose rare misdeeds can be...

  • Food Poverty Grows in Israel

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When, not so long ago, the director of an Israeli nonprofit organization noticed that an employee would appear at work every Sunday morning so fatigued that he could barely function, he issued him a stern warning to "stop partying so hard on Saturday nights."

    The gaunt-looking...

  • Muskin: Man on a Mission for Israel

    By Amy Klein

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Back in November, when the war in Iraq was looming, Rabbi Elazar Muskin planned a Passover mission to Israel.

    "We didn't know when the war was going to begin and end, but we were determined to go to Israel," said Muskin, the leader of Young Israel of Century City (YICC), speaking...

  • Stalin’s Jewish State

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Yale Strom was growing up in a traditional, socialist-Zionist home in Detroit, he was riveted by his father's tales of a Jewish state founded 20 years before Israel in a Siberian swamp.

    Three decades later, he remembered the obscure Jewish geography lesson to make the...

  • Travel Machismo

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As Israeli-Palestinian violence makes daily life in the Jewish state a living (as opposed to a virtual) nightmare, American Jews are raising the ante on expressions of loyalty. A rabbi recently told me he wants every Jew to travel to Israel this year. A lay leader puts his name on...

  • Birth of a Jewish Nation

    By Yehuda Lev

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I have been asked by the Hillel Foundation at Dartmouth College to meet with them on the occasion of Israel's 54th birthday. There aren't too many of us still around who were there at its birth, and they would like to hear, from the perspective of a participant, what made it possible...

  • A Letter to Tom Friedman

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Tom,

    I heard you had a great trip to Saudi Arabia. In the privacy of their homes people removed their veils and expressed their true feelings. Even the crown prince, the guy who really runs Saudi Arabia, spent some time with you.

    Apparently he has a great new idea. Israel...

  • Forum Tries to Help Argentine Jews

    By Florencia Arbiser

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Like the more than 2 million Jews who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century in search of the American dream, thousands went further south -- to Argentina -- hoping to find a brighter future.

    Now, with Argentina in the throes of a wrenching political and economic...

  • Disney’s Dangerous Course

    By Brad Pomerance

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Just last month, Walt Disney World appeared to be right in the path of a bona fide hurricane. Hurricane Floyd was headed for Florida's eastern coast, and Walt Disney World was forced to close its doors for the first time in its 28-year history. But Mickey's luck held out. Floyd...
  • Seismic Shift

    By David Landau

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Pundits everywhere are calling Israel's election results a "political earthquake." In fact, though, two distinct tremors have overturned the rules and realities that have governed the Jewish state and its policy-making these past three years.

    Labor Party leader Ehud Barak's 56 percent...

  • Focus on Forensics

    By David Margolis

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Barry Fisher, director of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department crime laboratory, showed up in Jerusalem this week, invited by the Israeli Police Department to give a couple of lectures and the benefit of his 30 years' experience to the forensics people of the Jewish state. In...
  • A Woman’s Voice

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has always meant a lot to my parents, butit was my mother who took the Jewish state personally. She waspregnant at the time Israel was being created, in the spring of 1948,and to this day, she still describes the joy -- the triumph! -- ofbringing a new life into a world where...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Elizabeth Rodgers, co-director of the documentary, "Exodus 1947."

    In July 1947, a Chesapeake Bay steamer loaded with 4,500 Holocaust survivors was attacked by the British navy on its way to Palestine. The ship was called Exodus 1947, and its aborted voyage galvanized world opinion...

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