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Jews and President’s Day

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Next week is President’s Day, an amalgamated birthday celebration for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. For Jews, President’s Day has a s…

Think again before deporting Africans

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Friends of Israel — and Israelis themselves — like to boast that despite the tough neighborhood the country is in, walking the streets of Jeru…

To the Editor

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US officials directly involved in Israeli politics

Jewish Dreamer risks deportation to a country he barely knows

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My name is Elias Rosenfeld and I am a 20-year-old student at Brandeis University in Boston, where I am studying political science and sociolog…

Poland’s revisionist history

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Last week the Polish parliament passed a bill that criminalizes claims of Poland’s culpability during the Holocaust. It proposes prison time f…

One of my donors harassed me — I couldn’t afford to stay silent

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As a 27-year-old female Hillel executive director, I spend my days focused on enriching the lives of Jewish students in my community. Working …

The new Pew study

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Last week, Pew Research Center released a new study that reveals growing political division on the subject of the Middle East. Titled “Republi…

You call that a peace plan?

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has never fully accepted the reality of a Jewish state. So his harangue last week at the Palestinian Centr…

An anti-BDS law that allows hatemongers to pose as martyrs

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The term “blacklist” is one that brings up memories of McCarthysim to most Americans. But those on a new Israeli “blacklist” who are to be blo…

Border wall and the ACLU

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Border wall and the ACLU

Shutting the door on BDS

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We don’t imagine that pictures of Rebecca Vilkomerson are hanging in post offices across Israel. But the organization she heads, Jewish Voice …

Promoting a culture of Jewish learning

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As many people in the Greater Phoenix Jewish community know, Valley Beit Midrash is committed to fostering a pluralistic intellectual culture …

Speaking out against hate

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Last week, news broke on TMZ.com that four flight attendants were suing Delta Airlines for “a pattern of intentionally discriminating and reta…

Trump’s tweets

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President Trump launched a barrage of tweets on Jan. 2 dealing with Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, the new tax law and a few other subjects — on…

Equality and inclusion for people with disabilities in Israel

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There are many amazing organizations directly serving people with disabilities in Israel. But there is one tiny but mighty nonprofit that is k…

Iran’s Jews need our help

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In our discussions about Iran, whether regarding its nuclear program, its quest for regional hegemony or its funding of anti-Israeli terrorism…

Jewish life hacks for the New Year

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Life hacks describe a super-cool shortcut to achieve a desired end. As in exercise hack — take the stairs, park farther away in the parking lo…

Exploring the place of my family’s history

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I was the child who walked into my fifth-grade family history project with a family tree rolled into a scroll that I had to rubber-band shut. …

Don’t gloat over Rubashkin’s release

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President Trump’s commutation last week of the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, who was convicted in 2009 of bank fraud and money launderi…

Wanted: a Palestinian peace partner

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In the aftermath of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was one of the first w…