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Israel and the Liberal Dilemma

"It's been a long time since American Jewry has been [so] shaken," declared the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in its July 9 Magazine cover story. Judging from the volume of chatter thundering across the upper firmament of the media heavens, this is no exaggeration.

The View From 1999

A reader responding to last week's column concerning Commentary magazine's symposium on President Obama, Israel, and American Jews, cautioned that such endeavors be taken with more than the proverbial grain of salt, since even the brightest of minds can fail to see what lies ahead, particularly when the subject is as volatile and unpredictable as U.S. Mideast policy or the Arab-Israeli conflict in general.

The Debate Over Obama

In case you haven't yet had the pleasure, you can read Commentary's latest symposium, "Obama, Israel & American Jews: The Challenge" on the magazine's website (www.commentarymagazine.com).

Remaining ‘Worthy of Our Role’: History, Responsibility, Community (Part I)

"May we be worthy of our role." So ends the author's dedication of The Jewish Revolution (1971) to his son, Aryeh. Scholar, writer and active Zionist, Israel Eldad warned the Jewish People against relying upon others to defend them. Boldly asserting it was the consistent miscalculations of "Jewish diplomacy" that had hastened the genocidal fate of millions during the Holocaust, Eldad's great wisdom underscores the terrible folly of still-ongoing Israeli concessions for peace.

‘Liberal Zionists’ Must Choose: Hamas or Israel

The confrontation at sea this week between pro-Palestinian activists seeking to end the international blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza and Israeli forces seeking to enforce the closure has put Israel in a difficult position.

An Eye-Opening Tea Party Rally

I attended my first tea party on tax day, April 15, outside the steps of the James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan. There I was, on 8th Avenue and 31st Street, smack dab between the uber-liberal West Side to the north of me and Greenwich Village to the south. And I was surrounded by signs that read, "Free markets, not free loaders", "Redistribute my work ethic, not my savings," and "Government does not solve problems, it subsidizes them."

Pollard’s Shadow

This month marks a distressing milestone - the 24th anniversary of Jonathan Pollard's imprisonment for transferring classified information to Israel.

Survey: U.S. Jews Favor Iran Attack; Orthodox More Critical Of Obama

WASHINGTON - A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons - a significant increase from a year ago.

Survey: U.S. Jews Favor Iran Attack; Orthodox More Critical Of Obama

WASHINGTON - A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons - a significant increase from a year ago.

It’s My Opinion: Back To School

Summer isalmost over,and in countless homes throughout the country, preparations for the new school year have begun. Shiny new pencil boxes and supplies have been purchased. Hair has been cut and shoes have been shined. Many children are eager to see old friends and familiar classrooms. Traditionally, this time of year has been one of happy anticipation and excitement.

Israelis, U.S. Jews Differ Dramatically On Obama

Have American Jews abandoned Israel in favor of President Obama? This is a central question in the minds of Israelis today.

Extraordinary Jews

Over the past few years I have given lectures to Jewish communities all over the United States and Canada. More often than not - particularly in the U.S. - these lectures have taken place in small cities and towns. And more often than not, the people who invited me to their communities did not work for major Jewish organizations.

Letters, Care Packages And Prayers: American Jews Encourage Israeli Soldiers

In many ways, the Israel Defense Forces has always been an army for all Jews. But in the war against Hamas that just ceased, American Jews were particularly engaged and aware of the soldiers' plight.

American Jewish Indifference

Apparently Israel is no longer a voting issue for most American Jews.

Jews Can Learn Something Important From Barack Obama

One of the mysteries of Jewish history is why Jews find so little pride in their identities and tradition.

Presidential Politics And Jewish Priorities

Two decades ago, Jimmy Carter was closing out a stunningly unimpressive four years in the White House. His approval ratings were lower than Richard Nixon’s had been on the eve of his resignation, and even American Jews, that most doggedly loyal constituent group of the Democratic Party, were not immune to the disaffection with Carter suffusing the nation.

Scaring Ourselves To Death?

The lengthy cover story in a weekly news magazine deftly sums up the profound unease afflicting U.S. Jewry. Titled “American Jews and Israel,” the piece paints a picture of a community enjoying unprecedented affluence and influence and at the same time worrying about the future of U.S.-Israel relations and the possible emergence of widespread anti-Semitism in America.

Isaac Leeser: Architect of Traditional Judaism in America

Who was the one person most responsible for perpetuating traditional Judaism in 19th century America? The indisputable answer: Isaac Leeser.

Letters To The Editor

Recalling The Voice   Kudos to Jason Maoz for his wonderful Oct. 27 front-page essay "A Voice to Make Men Weep," about Chazzan Moshe Koussevitzky,...

Letters To The Editor

Offensive Parade   It's gratifying to hear that the planned gay parade in Israel will meet with massive resistance from Jews, Muslims and Christians (news...

Saving The Jewish State: Constructing The High Ladder Of Israel’s Survival (First Of Two...

"May we be worthy of our role." So ends the author's dedication of The Jewish Revolution (1971) to his son, Aryeh. Scholar, writer and active Zionist, Israel Eldad warned the Jewish people against relying on others to defend them. Boldly recognizing that it had been the consistent miscalculations of "Jewish diplomacy" that hastened the fate of millions during the Holocaust, Eldad's great wisdom underscores the terrible folly of current and ongoing Israeli concessions for "peace."

Remembering Milton Himmelfarb

Milton Himmelfarb died earlier this month at age 87, and chances are you never heard of him if, like most Americans, you tend not to be a devotee of intellectual and political journals. But Milton Himmelfarb — Mendy, as he was known to his family — was, by virtue of temperament, history and family, a seminal figure in the development of neoconservatism as one of the country’s most influential political forces.

Not Such ‘Stars Of David’ An Interview With Author Abigail Pogrebin

It may sound like the starkest of contradictions, but Abigail Pogrebin's Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish (Broadway Books) is as depressing as it is addictive.

Letters To The Editor

U.S. Jews' PrioritiesHillel Halkin's May 13 op-ed ("The Bush Conundrum") was the best defense of President Bush I've read anywhere. The only problem is...

True Role Models (Part Five)

In the 1940's and 1950's, many young American Jews were brought up with the twin goals of living in Eretz Yisrael and replacing the lost Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

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