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Where’s the antisemitism?

April 6, 2024

Our family recently spent two weeks in the U.S. So, you’re probably wondering whether we experienced any of the antisemitism that’s been reported.

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My vote for Jerusalem city council

February 25, 2024

Elections are coming up in Jerusalem this week. Here’s who I’m voting for: The Jerusalem Union, headed by Yossi Havilio.

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First-hand report of antisemitism at The New School

January 27, 2024

Jonathan Telsin, a 21-year-old trumpet player from Tel Aviv, has been living in New York City where he’s studying jazz at The New School. Then Oct. 7 happened.

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Jihad – Where religion and murder meet

December 17, 2023

Want to understand the war between Israel and Hamas. Sam Harris addresses the connection between religion, murder and jihad in his podcast.

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The memes of war

December 3, 2023

Since the war to eradicate Hamas in the Gaza Strip began, I’ve been collecting social media memes. Here are some of the most memorable.

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Betrayal

November 19, 2023

“Betrayal.” That’s how Shimrit Meir described her feelings following the surge of antisemitic speeches, letters, marches and violence since October 7.

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Are missiles messing with your love life?

November 5, 2023

As the initial shock recedes and the war proceeds apace, rockets remain a constant. And that’s messing with my love life. What else?

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Superheroes in the Middle East

October 20, 2023

As the events unfolded on Oct. 7, I found myself hoping that a superhero would intercede, as in Harry Turtledove’s alternative history.

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Foreskin’s lament: Should Jewish males be circumcised?

October 6, 2023

I’m circumcised. So are all the men in my family. We’re Jews. That’s what we do. But have we made a terrible mistake?

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A Yom Kippur confession for a corrupt government

September 24, 2023

2023 has been a year where atonement seems as unachievable as it is necessary. For Yom Kippur, here are our sins – and an alternative.

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