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Jonathan Tobin
Jonathan Tobin

Krug’s modern-day minstrel show

Great imposters are the lifeblood of “stranger than fiction” stories that are hard to resist. Tales of troubled people who find it difficult to live life in their...

How to help a failed state?

Last week’s disaster in Beirut epitomizes everything that is wrong with Lebanon. But we didn’t have to wait for an investigation into the explosion at the Beirut...

When a family is divided by politics

Few things are sadder than when a family is divided by politics. But when it happens because of outside pressure and false accusations that threaten to destroy the...

Anti-Semitism, from Twitter to the Times

Ours is a time when anti-Semitism is surging, and the popularity of intersectional politics has given new credibility to radical groups that are keen to link the war on...

Jews of color: a debate rages

For those who follow it, Jewish demography has always been a contact sport. But when it comes to the question of how many “Jews of color” are there really in the US,...

The HIAS legacy faces the 21st century

One of the unfortunate sidebars of the fight that broke out during the course of the selection of a new lay leader for the Conference of Presidents of Major American...

PA must focus on virus, not anti-Semitism

Three weeks ago, something highly unusual happened. The UN praised Israel. The cause for this remarkable exception to the general rule of the world body’s...

The implications of communal shut-down

For many Jewish communities in the US, this was the week when synagogues were abandoned. In an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, houses of worship were...

What is Israel’s ‘Joint Arab List’?

Winning the most votes in Israel’s latest election was a triumph for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party. But it wasn’t enough to end the yearlong...

Wait and see, most Jews will vote for Bernie

This is a scary moment for centrist and pro-Israel Democrats. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ overwhelming victory in the Nevada caucuses, coupled with the disastrous debut of...