Author Archives: Victor Rosenthal

A Unity Government, Without Arabs and Without Haredim

The study of Torah is good in combination with an occupation, since the toil of both makes sin forgotten. All Torah that is not combined with work will eventually cease and lead to sin. — Rabban Gamliel, son of Rabbi … Continue reading

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Antisemitism: Far Worse than You Thought

I just finished Bari Weiss’ book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism. I suggest that you read it. Not because I agree with everything in it, especially her answers to the question implied by its title. Be proud of being Jewish, she … Continue reading

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The Day Before the Election

It’s the day before the election and I awoke with a strong feeling of disquiet. PM Netanyahu has said that he approves of the idea of a “mutual defense pact” with the US. While I don’t precisely know what that … Continue reading

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Drama (not so much) and Democracy

PM Netanyahu promised a dramatic announcement Tuesday night. It was about as dramatic as he could have made it, given that he is a caretaker PM who does not have a coalition, and that it is one week before the … Continue reading

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Antisemitism and Misoziony

Since 1945, antisemitism has rarely been an issue in the national politics of the US and the UK. Today, at least for Jews, it is a real concern in both countries. In both cases, it is tangled up with anti-Zionism, … Continue reading

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