Category Archives: American society

Mao comes to Michigan

Read this article. If you are not completely horrified, read it again. Benjamin Gerstein is the president of the student body at the University of Michigan. He wasn’t beaten with sticks or carried through the streets with a dunce cap … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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“Strangers,” in Israel and America

We had a guest from America in our shul this week who discussed the week’s portion, lech lecha. She focused on the question of the treatment of the ger, the person who is a non-Jew in Eretz Yisrael and (variously) … Continue reading

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