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American Jews and Israel

Reclaiming Jewish Identity: An Aboriginal People of the Middle East

Binyamin Arazi | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Binyamin Arazi

Much of the confusion surrounding Jewish identity is the result of our unique historical circumstances, and our status as a nation that had been displaced by colonizers centuries ago and remained in exile until relatively recently.

U.S. and Israel: Angry Words

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Netanyahu to U.S.: Don't ever second-guess me on Hamas! Rick to Netanyahu: Don't hold your breath

Do Jewish Youth Movements Glorify Violence?

Joshua Bloom | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Joshua Bloom

At 15-years-old, I found myself crawling through the desert in a combat simulation, part of a weeklong military training program during my six-week United Synagogue Youth teen tour in Israel.

They Are Young, Jewish, Proud: Are We Ready To Let Them In?

Rabbi Brant Rosen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Brant Rosen

We love to tell young people how we think they should express their Jewishness, but rarely do we stop long enough to really, truly learn what drives and inspires them.

Israel's Legitimacy: A Prophetic Strategy

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

The government of Israel will need to do much more to make Arab Israelis believe that the country sees them as full citizens. American Jews would do well to give this issue more attention.