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IJN Editorial Staff
IJN Editorial Staff

The right and the wrong way to counter anti-Semitism

ADL reports an increase in anti-Semitic incidents. CNN and the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency report high levels of anti-Semitism in Europe. This is all...

George H. W. Bush, 1924-2018

As America prepared to lay its 41st president to rest this week, the American Jewish community did its part in measuring the legacy of George H. W. Bush. That task is...

Not just because Saudi Arabia isn’t worth it

Sad to say, Jamal Khashoggi died in vain. Had his brutal, officially sanctioned murder in the Saudi embassy in Turkey led to a reevaluation of the American relationship...

Chanukah, more than one light per night per home — why?

Chanukah teaches a lot. But everything it teaches — about Jewish disunity, Jewish persecution, Jewish courage, Jewish faith, Jewish freedom — lives behind the...

Airbnb and the West Bank

Hmmm. Airbnb now forbids the listing of Jewish owned-apartments on the West Bank of the Jordan River — but Arab-owned apartments on the West Bank are not subject to...

Anti-Semitism statistics

No Jew needs an announcement or a statistical count to know that anti-Semitism is growing. We report week after week on what seems to be the endless creativity in...

‘Some of my best (Women’s March) friends are Jewish…’

“I can’t be anti-Semitic . . . some of my best friends are Jewish.” We’ve all heard this line. Its rationale is fundamentally unsound. Having friends or...

‘Am I living up to it?’

Gary Spund, an Israeli businessman, was scheduled to be in the Mumbai Chabad House on Nov. 26, 2008, the night it was attacked as part of a massive terrorist assault...

If Rembrandt only knew

One morning an IJN staffer awoke with cold-like symptoms:lethargic, even after two cups of coffee; headache; stuffy nose; a fog-encased brain. You know the drill....

An emotionally powerful argument . . . which is wrong

‘Hitler did not care what kind of Jew you were. Why should we?’ Unity among Jews. Who defines it? What makes it meaningful? In what way can it be fallacious? We all...