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NEW YORK (JTA) – The conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is spilling over into Europe, where in the past several weeks, Jewish communities have witnessed a chilling display of anti-Semitism, the likes of which has not been seen in many … more
Last year, I read a book that changed my life – by changing my perspective. It’s called “The Anatomy of Peace,” and it’s by the Arbinger Institute, a nonprofit organization that teaches conflict resolution. I found the teachings in the … more
As a preface to this op-ed, I wish to make it clear that the opinions expressed are entirely my own and do not reflect those of any organizations with which I may be affiliated. more
The compass is a tool known to us all. No navigator will go to any mission without it. It is a simple tool, yet far beyond our understanding.The needle always points toward the north – to the North Pole. The compass always knows where its … more
JERUSALEM, Israel – During a panel at this year’s JFNA’s General Assembly (GA), the moderator asked, “If you would compare the Jewish Federation to a car or animal what would it be?” Without a second thought, the legendary Ford car from … more
The phrase “the embrace of the Jewish community” has always sounded warm and fuzzy to me, and also a bit abstract. But when you personally feel that embrace, as I have recently, it can be … more
That’s a comforting statement to one who, like me, opposes hunting, even if it’s not strictly true. I understand thatAllyson Schwartz, a Jewish congresswoman running for governor of Pennsylvania, is involved in an effort to end a … more
An interesting thing has happened to me in retirement. I have converted – from political journalist to political activist. You know, the kind of person who does what he can to help folks like Gina Raimondo get elected governor . . . more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Less than 4 percent of Israeli Jews believe that the Israel Defense Forces has used excessive firepower in Gaza, an Israeli survey found. The survey by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, part of its … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – In the midst of a grinding war in Gaza, a sometimes near-empty Knesset gallery was packed last week for an uplifting moment: what probably was the final political act of Israel’s elder statesman. Shimon Peres – former … more
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