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Jonathan Tobin
Jonathan Tobin

The push for schism

Jonathan Weisman doesn’t understand much about the nature of modern anti-Semitism. But Weisman, an editor at The New York Times and author of a remarkably obtuse book...

One day a pacifist, one day a warmongerer

Maybe you thought that the discovery of tunnels built by Hezbollah under the border between Lebanon and Israel would generate a full-scale debate about the deadly nature...

Chanukah hypocrisy?

TheNew York Times’ coverage of Jewish topics has long been fodder for those who study both media bias and the complicated relationship between the newspaper and the...

Israel isn’t isolated

BDS activists who think they are succeeding in isolating Israel aren’t paying attention. Last Sunday, reports surfaced that negotiations about building a gas pipeline...

Pro-BDS Congressional Democrats post threat to Jews, Israel

The election of Ilhan Omar to the House of Representatives has stirred fears that the Democratic Party is turning against Israel. Omar, who will represent Minnesota in...

The futile search for meaning in anti-Semitism

When something terrible happens, we demand explanations. Awful and irrational events spawn conspiracy theories because it’s part of the human condition to need to make...

Is Israel obligated to fund anti-Zionist art?

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev may be about to get her wish. The Knesset has taken a first step toward passing the so-called “loyalty in culture” bill...

Who speaks for the Jews? Why do we let them?

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the newest associate justice of the US Supreme Court was greeted by the organized Jewish world in the same manner as his...

Sermons: unity, not politics

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION D PAGE 19 What was American Jewry’s greatest failing in 5778? With Rosh Hashanah approaching beginning on Sept. 9, we should all...

Whither ADL?

When Jonathan Greenblatt replaced Abe Foxman as national director of the Anti-Defamation League in 2015, the shift from a career Jewish professional to a veteran...