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Entries by Mira Sucharov from 11/2011

The Line Between Bigotry and Fair Cultural Critique

| Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada

Why, when I see other cultures being critiqued, I sometimes bristle, while at other times I welcome it as thoughtful analysis? Because employing a measure of tastefulness and mindfulness and listening to others makes all the difference.

Progressive Jews Can Love Israel; Religious Jews Can Love Peace

| Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada

Instead of a person's values coming to carefully inform one's opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what I'm seeing is the reflexive taking of sides. What could be a very fruitful discussion about values, ethics and policy instead comes to resemble a boxing ring, with everyone in their corners primed to fight.