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Some Jewish liberals say that they saw this coming, that the movement to stop the teaching of critical race theory in the schools was bound to negatively impact teaching about the Holocaust. They … more
A couple of years ago after giving a speech, I was confronted with what struck me as a bizarre query during the question-and-answer period. Why, I was asked, hadn’t then-President … more
The reviews at home were mixed for Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first meeting with President Joe Biden. Many of those who despise Bennett’s right-wing principles thought … more
T hree decades have passed since the Crown Heights pogrom, and any assessment of the memory of that tragic event must start with an acknowledgment that New York City is a very different place … more
Two cranky old Jews, wealthy Jewish men who aren’t speaking to each other anymore, symbolize everything that’s wrong with our political culture. Who cares? In theory, no one ought … more
If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of … more
Whatever motivated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to speak of Israeli security forces and police acting to maintain order on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount after Arab disturbances while … more
To those who followed the saga of Ben & Jerry’s two-month-long social-media silence, the outcome was never going to be sweet. In the wake of the fighting between Israel and … more
The first thing to be said about the “No Fear” rally against anti-Semitism held in front of the US Capitol in Washington on Sunday was that it was a noble effort. The … more
In the last several weeks, there has been a surge of interest about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In the United States and much of the rest of the world, most of that concern … more
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