June 7, 2019

You might think that the title itself says it all and I don’t have to expand on something so obvious. The problem is that we have become too self identified with our political beliefs. The identity is so strong, we feel we must protect it at all costs. The cost here is...

April 14, 2019

One warrior facing many opponents. While in this story I am the warrior, it could be any Jew and all Jews. The arena is sometimes a physical place and other times a computer screen. In both places the crowds can get pretty loud. Sometimes I think stepping into the ring...

March 25, 2019

If you aren’t familiar with If Not Now, go to their website before you read this. I’m a believer in first hand information and I can’t find the words to explain who they are, or actually, who they think they are, which is not the same thing. It’s why I’m writing about...

March 10, 2019

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Dealing with antisemites is often quite like being Alice in Wonderland. The playing field...

February 13, 2019

The only course requirement is that you are a Jew. Before anyone screams discrimination, it wasn’t a Jew who created the requirement. It was a bunch of antisemitic Labor party members in the UK. Blame them for what should be an easy A for any Jew. But wait, they said z...

January 23, 2019

Recently there was a blog post in the Times of Israel entitled Wearing Jewface. It caused quite a bit of controversy and I am glad it did because there is a discussion here that I think is worth having. What does it mean to be a Jew in 2019 as we face a rising tide of...

January 9, 2019

Last week there was a small news item that crawled under my skin and has stayed there until now when I pass it on to you. A female student at Hebrew University arrived in class wearing her IDF uniform. Not shocking in a country where the majority of its citizens have w...

December 31, 2018

I realize that whenever I walk down the street anywhere in the world except for one place, what people see if they bother to notice me, is a white woman. The exception is in Israel. In Israel they see a Jew.

Tamika Mallory has become the poster girl (woman actually) for...

December 16, 2018

“When collective hate organizes and gets industrialized, then genocide follows,” Steven Spielberg

So the question is, are the antisemites organized? I would say that at this point the army of Jew haters are still in disarray. A lot of the loudest voices have different a...

December 6, 2018

In his recent speech at the UN, Marc Lamont Hill, a professor at Temple University and a now former contributor to CNN, used the rallying cry “from the river to the sea” in his speech. From the river to the sea refers to the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterran...

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