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Diaspora Jews

Wandering Jews Of The Diaspora: Where Are They?

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

As a travel writer with a passion for Jewish history, Ben Frank is the perfect person to have undertaken the task. He eventually visited 89 Jewish communities. I interviewed him to learn more about his fascinating journey.

The Land of Oz

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Jews and Words, Oz, a novelist and professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University, and his daughter provide a unique -- and controversial -- answer to the question, "Who is a Jew?"

Jews In The Diaspora Are Not Partial Jews: A Response To A.B. Yehoshua

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

I personally do not know what it means to be a complete or a partial Jew; moreover, I reject any demand that I need to live a full rather than a partial Jewish existence.

Talking To, Not At, Each Other

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Brent E. Sasley

It's as though the Diaspora community has now created its own culture wars, and there doesn't seem to be any momentum against them. All of this moves people away from the critical issues at hand.

'One Jewish People' Takes Work

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

I wish I could provide a happy ending to the story. I can't. The divide is great. Much work needs to be done and Siach was an important first step. But there is a seed of hope

What Israel Means to Me

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

What Israel means to me at the moment is the fact of Jews persecuting other Jews for speaking out and affirming the traditions of the past, of being "Old Jews" rather than "New Jews."

Diaspora Jews More Critical Of Israel Than Ever

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is something very strange and more than a little frustrating for a reporter used to being on the frontlines to experience a war in Israel from a...