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IJN Editorial Staff
IJN Editorial Staff

The death of genocide

The law against genocide actually abets it. Perhaps never in the history of good intentions has such a lofty idea met such an ugly fate. We refer to the invention of...

The Color Outlandish

The author of The Color Purple associates Mein Kampf with the Talmud  Novelist Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, has stood by her endorsement of an...

Trump and Israel at a crossroads

Trump’s abandonment of Syria endangers Israel. More than anything else, a friend of Israel is a friend of Israel’s security. Support for Israel’s political,...

Belle Marcus, 1928-2018

When Belle Marcus heard that the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, founded in 1976, was looking for a director, her life shifted gears. Something inside her —...

Occupation in the Old City of Jerusalem

Who is occupying whom? Be careful with language and with history. Imagine that Temple Emanuel  in Denver were captured by foreign forces, who tore down the temple. In...

Occupation in Toledo, Spain

It was not only in the Land of Israel that Jewish holy places were occupied by an imperialistic religion that sought the end of Judaism. In Toledo, Spain, no less than...

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...