Category Archives: American Jews

Lessons from the Pale of Settlement

If I go to shul on a Friday evening, I might encounter a group of young black men in their upper teens and early twenties on the street. Instead of worrying whether they will attack me, I tell them Shabbat … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, Jew Hatred | 4 Comments

Why They Attack Jews in New York

Why are blacks and Hispanics attacking Jews? I have been searching for a coherent statement by an assailant. Most of them don’t get past “f- you, Jews.” But it seems to me that they blame Jews for something, and feel … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, American society | 6 Comments

Beinart’s Complaint

A recent news item indicates that among the candidates for seats in the World Zionist Congress – founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897 – are Peter Beinart and Jeremy Ben Ami. To tell the truth, when I see the petulant … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, American society, The Jewish people, Zionism | 2 Comments

Lashon Hara from the Union for Reform Judaism

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. – Bernard Meltzer, Jewish … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, American society, Jew Hatred | 3 Comments

Thoughts on the Jersey City Shooting

In Israel, we are familiar with the story. A couple of armed terrorists walk into a building and start shooting Jews. A pigua (terrorist attack). Americans are also beginning to become familiar with it as well, after piguim  at synagogues … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, Jew Hatred, Terrorism | 4 Comments