Category Archives: The Jewish people

The secret is Zionism

I attended a lecture on Monday by Moti Toledo, who participated in Operation Solomon, the 36-hour airlift of about 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel while Ethiopia was in the throes of revolution. Religious people can be excused for believing that … Continue reading

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Diasporism, a bad idea whose time has come

With the visit of Jeremy Corbyn to a Passover “seder” hosted by the Jewish anti-Zionist group Jewdas, I became aware – I am way behind in cultural trends – of the ideology of Diasporism. It’s been around for some time. … Continue reading

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Europeans, Jews and the Holocaust

The story of Jews, Poles and the Holocaust is not simple. Of course some Poles cooperated with the Nazis in murdering Jews. Some even murdered Jews by themselves, sometimes even after the Germans were gone. On the other hand, the … Continue reading

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How not to remember the Holocaust

International Holocaust Remembrance day was observed this week. I suppose it is a good idea to have such a day, if simply to counteract the increasing popularity of Holocaust denial. But some aspects of it are disturbing. There is the … Continue reading

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Zionism and ‘Lennonism’

Who among us wouldn’t – doesn’t – prioritize the well-being of members of one’s own immediate family above others? Other things being equal, if one has a chance to help a family member or a non-member (but not both), then … Continue reading

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