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A Shalom from Israel, a Home Across the Sea

John Mirisch | Posted 12.01.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

As famous, glamorous and cosmopolitan as Beverly Hills is, during my tenure as mayor I've tried to stress that for those of us who live here, it's jus...

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

From Small Beginnings, or Finding Your Inner Bad Girl!

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

We have a word for that exuberant, extravagant dreamer too. We call that person a human, because our species, throughout history, regularly accomplishes achievements that were never previously thought possible.

The Kibbutz Comes to South Sudan

Danna Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danna Harman

JUBA, South Sudan. The Kibbutz movement is dying? Don't tell that to Emmanuel Logoro. "I have a dream," he says, sitting in his hut near a plastic C...

Ghost Stories: Israel's Past Comes to Life

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

"I'm having a love affair," our cousin Motti confides, "with ghosts." It's a pitch-black night but artificial light glows on the walls of Jerusalem's Old City just beyond us.

The Bogus Demand to Recognize Israel "As a Jewish State"

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

One has to hand it to Netanyahu and Ambassador Oren. This time they have come up with the most bogus excuse ever for not negotiating with Palestine. And it sounds so innocuous. It isn't.

The Comeback of Liberal Zionism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Zionism didn't begin as a unitary ideology. There was Herzl's liberal Zionism; Ahad Ha'am's and Yehuda Magnes' cultural Zionism. Socialist Zionism fir...