Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776
Can a nation replete with Israeli hearts also relearn the art of fostering a Jewish soul?
By:
Michael Oren
I will never forget my first day in Israel, when a group of teenagers pointed at my tallit and laughed. It was the summer of 1970, and at age 15, I had realized my dream of volunteering on a kibbutz. Raised in an American home in which Conservative Judaism melded effortlessly with moderate Zionism, I never suspected that some Israelis...
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'Revisionist' historian's '1948' places current and past conflicts in perspective
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
In the course of a lengthy essay in The Atlantic , writer Jeffrey Goldberg quotes an encounter he had with a Gazan imam named Ibrahim Mudeiris, who had just delivered a sermon in which he had described the Jews as "the sons of apes and pigs." Mudeiris summed up the current standoff between Israel and the Hamas movement which currently...
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It was time to drop in again on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's bimonthly eZine known as 614 . Geared mostly for women, it debuted early in 2007, and I first wrote about it several months later. At that time, I noted that HBI's intention, according to a press release distributed before the launch, was to spark "conversation among Jewish women" by...
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Tehran Believes They're Winning a Rocket War on Two Different Fronts Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on May 5 about the war of the rockets in Gaza and Iraq: "For months now, Israel has been mired in an unwinnable war against Hamas and allied militias in Gaza, who fire missiles at civilians in Israel...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
The Palestinian narrative sees Israel's 1948 War of Independence as the al Naqba -- "the catastrophe." The birth of a sovereign Jewish state is perceived to be the root of all evil because this supposedly solidified how the small Jewish community robbed the Palestinians of their land. That is the recurring mantra found in Arab historiography -- a hypersensitive focus...
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