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It’s time for an American Jewish rethink

We thought we were at home in America, but no such luck. Opinion.

It’s time for an American Jewish rethink

American Jewish college students - stop whining and fight back!

No one loves cowardly whining American Jewish college students.Grow up. You have to save yourselves, There are more of you than them.Op-ed.

American Jewish college students - stop whining and fight back!

American Jewish youth need Jewish education

Fighting anit-Semitism is less important than fighting assimilation. Put the money there. Op-ed.

American Jewish youth need Jewish education

US Jewry’s dangerous intervention in an Israeli culture war

U.S. organizations opposition to judicial reform isn’t defending democracy, but showing contempt for Israel's Jewish majority. Op-ed.

US Jewry’s dangerous intervention in an Israeli culture war

Can’t make Aliyah? Here are 5 things that you can do

The only way a Jew can make it to Eretz Yisrael is out of a deep desire from within or from a serious physical threat from without. Op-ed.

Can’t make Aliyah? Here are 5 things that you can do

American Jewish comedians are trivializing antisemitism

Jewish humor will not deter, persuade, or diminish the ever growing Jew hatred that is sweeping the streets of Main St in America. Op-ed.

American Jewish comedians are trivializing antisemitism

I am concerned

I cannot assuage unfounded “concern over the Israeli government.” What I can do is express my concern about US Jewish leadership.Op-ed.

I am concerned

The Parsha and Current Events: Self-esteem

A Jew can walk with head held high in New York, Moscow and Berlin because of the Medina.

The Parsha and Current Events: Self-esteem

New voices in fighting antisemitism 2023

A basic rule in fighting antisemitism: Non-Jews can help fight the battle and not every Jew is on the side of ending Jewish hatred. Op-ed.

New voices in fighting antisemitism 2023

How not to fight Antisemitism

Jewish organizations want to fight antisemitism but have they isolated themselves from the people they claim to represent. Op-ed.

How not to fight Antisemitism

Be proud that you are Jewish

In times of despair, when the journey seems endless, Abraham and Sarah showed that we can hold our heads high- and put a mezuza on our door!

Be proud that you are Jewish

The reasons the right-religious bloc won the Israeli election

American Jewish liberals and progressives should stop saying that the sky is falling.Op-ed.

The reasons the right-religious bloc won the Israeli election

Ken Burns is all wrong about the Holocaust

One example: A dark blot on the non-Orthodox American Jewish leadership is its absence from the March on Washington. Burns omits it. Op-ed.

Ken Burns is all wrong  about the Holocaust

Jewish Americans are now concerned about left-wing anti-Semitism

Jewish Americans or American Jews? Survey shows Left-wing “woke” ideology bears some responsibility for anti-Semitism in the USA. Op-ed.

Jewish Americans are now concerned about left-wing anti-Semitism

Where is the American Jewish establishment hiding?

The descendants of the battlers for Jewish freedom and participation have decided to do what Jews used to do:not to make trouble.Op-ed.

Where is the American Jewish establishment hiding?

Jewish approval of Biden drops from 80% to 63%

37% of American Jews disapprove of Biden's job performance - nearly double the number from last year.

Jewish approval of Biden drops from 80% to 63%

Reality and Resilence: A Zionist Jewish author's lament

Can we compare how the Israelis counter the demoralizing effects of terrorism and how Ukrainians counter the effects of the invasion? Op-ed.

Reality and Resilence:  A Zionist Jewish author's lament

Jewish rocket scientist Morris Rosenthal dies at 97

Pioneering American scientist worked on some of the most important aerospace projects of the second half of the 20th century.

Jewish rocket scientist Morris Rosenthal dies at 97

Proud lunatic: Billy Joel and the Diaspora Jewish baby boomers

Renowned, talented singer-songwriter Billy Joel.is a prototype of what has happened to American Jewry's baby boomers. Opinion.

Proud lunatic: Billy Joel and the Diaspora Jewish baby boomers

Totally tolerating the Taliban: Naive tolerism towards Islamism

Toleration of evil is not a Jewish value. In the 1967 War, tolerism led to a key mistake by a top Israeli General.Op-ed.

Totally tolerating the Taliban: Naive tolerism towards Islamism

Trump chastises Jewish voters who didn't vote for him in 2020

Former president calls on religious groups to "get together" and unify around his agenda during campaign-style phone conference.

Trump chastises Jewish voters who didn't vote for him in 2020

After Efraim Gordon's murder, are Jews still safe in America?

Hashtag #JusticeForEfraim is now trending on Twitter, but American Jewish activists worry that the story will get lost in the news cycle.

After Efraim Gordon's murder, are Jews still safe in America?

'Social Justice ideology is pernicious, antithetical to Judaism'

50 prominent American Jewish figures, including Stephen Pinker and Bret Stephens, denounce 'social justice' ideology as 'pernicious'.

'Social Justice ideology is pernicious, antithetical to Judaism'

Over 200 US Jewish thinkers sign letter for free expression

Over 200 US Jewish thinkers sign letter for free expression

The coronavirus and the US Jewish community

What is Israel's role toward the Jewish community in light of the crisis, and what opportunities lie ahead?

The coronavirus and the US Jewish community

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

New poll shows just 25% of American Jews approve of President Trump, while 26% back Republicans in midterm elections.

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

Lawmakers urge security funding for Jewish institutions

House members call for increased funding for a program that funds security for Jewish sites.

Lawmakers urge security funding for Jewish institutions

American Jews and the Trump Administration

American Jews and the Trump Administration

Jewish human services agencies merge to create umbrella group

Associations of Jewish human services agencies merge to create a new umbrella organization.

Jewish human services agencies merge to create umbrella group

Former pitcher: Why do Jews vote for Democrats?

Controversial former pitcher Curt Schilling makes headlines after asking Jewish CNN host why Jews back the Democrats.

Former pitcher: Why do Jews vote for Democrats?

Jewish groups condemn racism, anti-Semitism in 2016 campaign

ADL, 27 other Jewish organizations pen letter imploring political candidates to put an end to the racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

Jewish groups condemn racism, anti-Semitism in 2016 campaign

Obama Meets Jewish Leaders Ahead of Iran Vote

'Heartfelt' and 'very moving' meeting was intended to 'defuse antagonism' toward Obama, improve chances of Iran deal.

Obama Meets Jewish Leaders Ahead of Iran Vote

American Jewish Leaders in Israel on Solidarity Visit

Group of 30 prominent American Jewish leaders visit Israel, meet with residents who have been affected by the endless rocket attacks.

American Jewish Leaders in Israel on Solidarity Visit

Jacob Ostreicher, Jewish Man Held in Bolivia, Released to US

Jewish-American contractor, held in Bolivia since 2011, finally lands on US soil; details of 'escape' remain unclear.

Jacob Ostreicher, Jewish Man Held in Bolivia, Released to US

Leftists Unhappy with ADL's Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups

J Street and the New Israel Fund say ADL's top 10 list is "short-sighted and unproductive."

Leftists Unhappy with ADL's Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups

Israeli Man Stabbed, Robbed in Los Angeles

An Israeli man who asked locals how to get to a Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles was stabbed and robbed.

Israeli Man Stabbed, Robbed in Los Angeles

Gingrich: I'd Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich tells Republican Jewish activists: I'll move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv if elected.

Gingrich: I'd Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem