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  • Jamie Masada: We must teach our children love, not hate

    2 weeks ago

    Like most Americans my heart broke when I saw the news about the massacre at the AME church in South Carolina.  After my initial shock and tears, I felt anger and I wanted some answers. Where did this hatred come from? What sort of poor parenting precipitated the poison of race...
  • Regents beware: You are already under attack for calling out “anti-Zionism”

    By Harold Brackman

    3 weeks ago

    The 10-campus University of California system is a “Jurassic World” all its own. The UC Regents are even now threatened with a raptor attack if they follow the lead of UC President Janet Napolitano by reducing political correctness through administration of a dose of political...

  • Jewish publication apologizes for Op-Ed comparing Tutu to Hitler

    September 15, 2014 | 10:32 am

    A Jewish online publication in South Africa apologized for an Op-Ed that compared Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Adolf Hitler.

    The South African Jewish Report posted the apology Friday on its website and removed the opinion piece written by Leon Reich, chairman of Likud South Africa,...

  • We will defend Israel

    July 24, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    I remember it like yesterday. Blissfully ignorant of the horror that had been unfolding, I happily sent my kids off to school in Los Angeles, California that fateful morning of September 11, 2001. Within the hour, all children returned to the nestled safety of their homes, as we...

  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

  • John and Paul, still alive

    By David Suissa

    June 27, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Last week, I started writing a column about John Sullivan, a former drug and alcohol addict who restarted his life, thanks to Beit T’Shuvah. But then I got interrupted by another great story, in a documentary called “Paul Williams: Still Alive,” directed by my friend Steve...

  • Opinion: You’re also right

    September 27, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    There is a well-known story about a rabbi who was called upon to settle a dispute between two of his followers.  The first man poured out his complaints to the rabbi, and when he finished, the rabbi said, “You’re right.”  Then it was the second one’s turn.  When he finished,...

  • UN chief to Peres: I will not retract the Goldstone Report

    April 8, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told President Shimon Peres in a meeting in New York on Friday that the UN would not be retracting the Goldstone Report, despite its author’s renouncement of some of the report’s claims.

    The Goldstone report was sponsored by the UN,...

  • Now that Goldstone has changed his mind, what’s next?

    April 5, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    What happens now with the Goldstone Report may well be up to Goldstone.

    Richard Goldstone’s April 2 Op-Ed in the Washington Post disavowing his earlier assumption that Israel had committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during the 2009 Gaza war has left pro-Israel...

  • NY Times: We turned down a different version of Goldstone retraction

    April 5, 2011 | 10:51 am

    The New York Times has denied rumors that it refused to print an opinion piece authored by jurist Richard Goldstone in which he retracted some of the statements made in his UN Human Rights Council report on the war between Israel and Gaza in 2008-2009, political columnist Ben Smith...

  • The sex and me monologues

    By Mona Eltahawy

    December 22, 2010 | 4:18 pm

    How do you discuss virginity with a class of American university students without the conversation sounding irrelevant to their lives or, worse, an exercise in exoticizing another culture?

    Women, sex and culture can be a Bermuda Triangle that threatens to demolish discussion through...

  • What is western society’s place in determining halachah?

    December 22, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    The Orthodox community is rapidly approaching a moment of truth. The many issues that the Orthodox community is debating internally are rapidly collapsing into one overarching issue, one macro-question, with which it must grapple head-on. And this is: whether the ethical norms of...

  • Op-Ed: U.S.-Israel search for Middle East peace goes beyond Ramat Shlomo

    March 23, 2010 | 10:58 am

    At the 2010 AIPAC Policy Conference opening session, Washington Institute Director Robert Satloff described U.S-Israel tensions surrounding the announcement by the Interior Ministry of Jewish housing in Ramat Shlomo as 5 to 6 on the Richter scale: Not cataclysmic, but strong enough...

  • “Boycott Israel” Nope: Boycott the Arabs [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    August 20, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    [video below]
    I opened today’s LA Times to read a headline I last saw at electronicintifada.com:  “Boycott Israel.” 

    This topped an op-ed piece by Neve Gordon, an Israeli peace activist who lives in Israel with his two children. 

    I tried to follow Gordon to his logical...