Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Is the Bush administration losing its nerve in its confrontation with Iran over the Islamist regime's bid to obtain nuclear weapons? That's a reasonable question to ask this week after Washington endorsed yet another largely symbolic attempt by the European Union to appear as if it's doing something to halt Tehran's march to nuclear capability. The scheme would actually allow...
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Liberals should listen to conservative whining about the 'war on Christmas'
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Whenever the calendar turns to December, the air usually becomes thick with the sound of Jews whining about the holiday season. For some of us, this is the time of year when we are forced to confront the reality that, despite living in a country where Jews are free not only to assertively practice (or not practice) their faith, we...
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Sharon's earthquake changes Israeli politics, but will it impact American Jews?
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To hard-core Israeli right-wingers, Ariel Sharon was always the guy who didn't know the words to "Shir Betar." That was the hymn composed by Zionist legend Ze'ev Jabotinsky; it was the anthem for the Betar youth movement that always served as the core of the nationalist camp the Likud Party always claimed to lead. For those who idolized Menachem Begin...
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Israel and the West: Any Similarities? Journalist Charles Moore writes in London’s Daily Telegraph ( www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk ) on Nov. 26 that Israel’s story is the story of the West: “If you had followed the British media, particularly the BBC, with average attention over the past 25 years, you would have concluded that [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon was an intransigent,...
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I look forward with anticipation to The American Jewish Archives Journal, which arrives every six months or so. There's always something interesting to read in its crisp, white, scholarly pages. The Archives Journal may be the least visible important Jewish publication in America, available only through subscription, I believe, and probably of interest only to those with an abiding love...
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