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Finkelstein helped several Israeli politicians craft winning political campaigns, among them, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
There is only one place in the world, where there is near 100% certainty that the children and grandchildren of Progressive Jews will remain Jewish.
'If Netivot Shalom is empty this Shabbat morning because members of Netivot Shalom are marching as part of the nationwide response to the Presidential Inauguration.'
If leading friends of Israel and Israeli leaders all say that Mr. Bannon is not anti-Semitic, why are the Conservative movement and Hadassah committed to spreading lies about him?
"In Judaism buildings aren’t so important, they are places that we use… but we move, we move a lot."
Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.
A whopping 86% of Conservative Rabbi don’t want to admit intermarried couples in their congregations.
In the race to dominate the Jewish community in America, the Orthodox are miles ahead of everyone else...
It is not clear if the Rabbinate has thought through the consequences of their decision...
Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”
Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss is theoretically very vulnerable to a primary challenger in 2014, and his fate will depend on whether anyone is interested...
Last Shabbat I sat at a table in my local synagogue while a group of men argued over the election. They weren't arguing over who they should vote for, they were arguing over just how bad Obama was, their voices rising and falling as they named one detail after another. They weren't necessarily Republicans, but they were politically conservative, as my community and as almost all of the traditional Jewish communities in America are.
Democracy only works when the character of the people is better than the character of their government. It works very badly when the character of the people is actually worse and the existing system serves much the same purpose as bars in a tiger cage do. The neo-conservatives were unprepared to grapple with such troubling notions.
"Politically conservative Jewish students on campus were being treated like outcasts, even within the traditional Jewish campus organizations."
With the Golden Gate Bridge symbolically in the background, the nuptial union between the pioneer Jewish anthropologist and the stunning, white wedding-gowned gorilla marked a historic bridge between mankind and the world of the primates, and another one of Judaism’s great contributions to human culture. Rabbi Christine Christy, dynamic leader of California’s Progressive Democratic Liberal Reform Jewish Movement, officiated at the tear-filled ceremony.
Why be a Jew!!! It is an agonizing cry from the souls of tens of thousands of young Jews who assimilate, integrate and disappear into the outer space beyond Judaism. It is THE cry, THE question. It is asked by young men and women who have seen the emptiness and the vapidness of the Judaism they grew up with.
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