By Bob Hyfler What ails the structures of the Jewish world is not a question of mission, division of labor or form, nor the absence of leadership. It is the absence of an informed, sustained, multi-generation conversation among the many on our collective challenges and directions. To his credit, Steve Windmueller catalogues many of the right issues but perhaps marginalizes others I think to be of equal or greater importance. We are too … [Read more...] about Structures as if People Matter: A Quick Response to Steven Windmueller
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By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
The Nazis had prescripted the events of November 9th, 1938. For them, it was only a matter of when such a premeditated assault on German Jewry would occur. The planned attack on German Jewry itself had been crafted as early as 1937. Indeed, historians have identified a number of reasons that prompted German officials to launch such an action:
“The background of the pogrom was signified by a sharp cleavage of … [Read more...] about A Night in November:
Remembering the 9th of November, 1938
By Steven Windmueller
What we Learned on Election Day
Befitting the mood in this country, Jewish voters awoke this morning to a new set of realities. If yesterday’s election told us anything, each party can find reason to claim victory: the Democrats in taking the House, the Republicans in growing their majority in the Senate.
Heavy voter turnout included 18-30 year olds, with a significantly larger voter turn out than 2014, the last … [Read more...] about The First Tuesday in November
A Jewish Assessment of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections
By Marylin Kingston and Steven Windmueller
Politics is not an abstract notion for Jews. Jewish security and identity are tied to the political order. As a result, historic events are directly connected with Jewish fate and welfare. Over the course of time, a minority community learns much about itself, especially as it faces an unchartered future.
Each of the five events, stated below, continue to impact the Jewish storyline, for Jews … [Read more...] about Five Moments in Time
And the Jewish Responses
By Steven Windmueller
The gunman who struck the Tree of Life Synagogue on Shabbat in Pittsburgh indicated on line that he wanted to “Kill Jews.” Prior events whether at our southern border, on the streets of Charlottesville, or at political rallies sponsored by our President, Jews were seen as passive observers to the changing political scenarios of this nation. The assault on worshippers that took place this past Shabbat morning however was … [Read more...] about After Pittsburgh:
Confronting Anti-Semitism and Ourselves