Category Archives: American Jews

One Small Enemy

I was looking at my Twitter feed this morning in search of something interesting to write about, and I came across yet another tendentious anti-Israel tweet from Lara Friedman of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP). Friedman will always … Continue reading

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Mourning for Terrorists

In Israel, Memorial Day (yom hazikaron) is the day before Independence Day (yom ha’atzmaut). It makes sense: you can’t think about the miracle of our Jewish state without remembering the 23,816 soldiers, police, and other security people who lost their … Continue reading

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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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Jewish Peoplehood and American Jews

Nothing seems to me more obviously true than the statement that a strong, thriving Jewish state is essential to the survival of the Jewish people. But apparently many self-identifying American Jews either don’t agree, or even if they do, there … Continue reading

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Bernie the Jewish Fool

As Purim approaches, Bernie Sanders, the Jewish front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said: [Moving the US Embassy back to Tel Aviv is] something we would take into consideration … I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and Ice Nine

Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” is an interesting book in many ways, but what stuck in my scientifically-oriented and disaster-fascinated mind was what he called “Ice Nine.”  Ice Nine is a form of water that is solid at room temperature.* The … Continue reading

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What is it about Jews?

Is there anything worse than European misoziony?* How about the Jewish version? I dislike the expression “self-hating Jew” because Jewish antisemites and misozionists generally think a great deal of themselves. They see their own Jew-hatred as a moral position, made … Continue reading

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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

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