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Cultural appropriation

Talk about cultural appropriation. We’re sure you’ve heard this one before: “Jesus was a Palestinian.” Never mind that a Palestinian national identity didn’t...

‘Go back’

Having lived in a country where “Go back” comments were often heard, I was very disturbed by the president’s latest tweetstorm. Sadly, “go back” is part of an...

Provocative thoughts

Provocative thoughts I recently ran across: • A letter to the New Yorker from Devin Schindler: “It’s noble to agree with Dostoyevsky’s observation that ‘it is...

How anti-Zionists legitimize anti-Semitism

The following are adapted remarks by Jonathan S. Tobin, delivered at the US Dept. of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism on July 15, 2019. It’s an honor to be...

An emergency!

I had to make an “emergency” run the other night. No, it was not for Band-aids, Neosporin or hydrogen peroxide. There were no wounds. It was for popsicles. With the...

Rembrandt at 350

Setting aside the somewhat mystical human penchant to remember great people or decisive events only on even-numbered anniversaries, the 350th anniversary of...

9/11 and the Gaza border

The next time you hear about an Israeli blockade of Gaza, consider 9/11. 9/11 changed our world forever. An analogous event changed Israel and the fate of Palestinians...

Martinus Library Judaica

‘Antiques Roadshow’ — the Mainz episode

Hidden treasures. Television shows like ‘Antiques Roadshow’ are popular because we’d all like to think that among the bric-a-brac in our basements may be hidden a...

Jewish Family Service today

If we include its predecessors, Jewish Family Service of Colorado is the oldest Jewish community organization in Colorado. One would think that by now everyone knows...

How Jewish are open borders?

American Jews have a long and understandable tradition of advocacy for immigrants. That’s due in part to the fact that most Jews were the children and grandchildren of...