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Gerald Mellman 1927-2018

We could be forgiven for thinking that we were publishing some mythical composite of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the London Times for all the praise...

Casualties

Massacre or battle? It depends who’s telling the story. While in South Dakota last week, I visited a history exhibition at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #15

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #15, “Mishnah” Mishnah has two connotations:...

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...

‘Two’ heroines? No.

Ahed Tamimi, the teen Palestinian who beat up IDF soldiers (captured on camera) was released from Israeli prison after eight months of incarceration. She thrives on...

Judo takes intolerance to the mat

The arena of tolerance and intolerance has widened over the decades. The arena used to embrace housing, public accommodations, bank loans and employment. Now it includes...

No room for all the anti-Semitism news

Well, let’s review the news this week. It includes news we don’t print, simply because we don’t have the room for every anti-Semitic incident that comes in. They...

Israel, Trump and a terrorist

We have never supported Israel’s release of terrorists in exchange for Israelis, dead or alive, who were captured or killed by Israel’s enemies. These exchanges...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #14

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #14, “Scripture” Rabbi Avraham Yaffen...

What do we expect from a Jewish state?

When the sun rose over Israel the day after a new basic law officially designating it as the “nation-state of the Jewish people,” the country was no different from...