By Cheryl Moore Six weeks after the Tree of Life massacre, our neighborhood of Squirrel Hill is still in shock. You can hear it in the muted tones of conversations and see it in the pained faces. We still can’t quite believe that brutal violence took the lives of our loved … [Read more...] about The Reality of Antisemitism in America
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By Rabbi Arthur (Avraham Yizhak) Green There is not much that all of us Jews seem to have in common. We are of the right and left, loving Bibi and despising Bibi, Orthodox and secular, committed to two-state and one-state solutions, and all the rest. So let me try this on for … [Read more...] about American Jews After Pittsburgh: Where Do We Stand?
The Conference of American Jewish Federations set to take place in Tel Aviv will be devoted this year to “renewing dialogue between American Jewry and Israel.” It’s just a shame that this well-meaning event will not include voices from settlers, Haredim, Arabs, and those from the … [Read more...] about My American Brothers, Speak with Israelis who Don’t Think Like You
By Andrés Spokoiny
Few Hebrew idioms are so well known in the American Jewish community as “Tikkun Olam,” “repair of the world.” The term is understood in modern America as the idea that Jews are called upon to make the world more just, peaceful, tolerant, and equal, through … [Read more...] about Tikkun Olam:
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[This essay is from The Peoplehood Papers, volume 22 - “Israel@70: A Peoplehood Perspective” - published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.] By Daniel Gordis Contrary to what we often prefer to believe, the current dustup between American Jews and Israel is not … [Read more...] about Why the Relationship Matters