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Is Zionism Opposed To Jewish Values?

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Contemporary political Zionism, in Butler's view, has constructed a very slanted narrative of Jewish history −- one that glorifies the kingdom of David, the Maccabees, Masada and Bar Kochba, all equated with the type of bellicose masculinity embraced by some early Zionist activists.

Soul-Searching On Yom Kippur: Who Is A Good Jew?

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

How can we Jewish liberals be cured and turned again into good Jews? All we need to do is shut down our brains. According to Netanyahu & Co., this is the road to redemption.

Jews, Evangelicals And 2012: The Sky Is Not Falling

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

Unquestionably, there is a dark, fundamentalist side to American evangelicalism. They plot to use their political influence to push the U.S. in a theocratic direction. If they could. The thing is, they can't.

Friends of Israel: Bear With Us Until the Right's Frenzy Will Wear Out

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Nothing seems to penetrate the minds of Israel's right-wing politicians. It's as if they live in a bunker where the simplest of truths -- that most of the word wants a Palestinian state along 1967 lines -- doesn't reach them.

Tony Judt's Testimony on his Jewishness

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Tony Judt has been called a self-hating Jew by some of his critics. In reality he was proud to continue the Jewish tradition of irreverent, independen...

Jewish Liberals from all Nations, Unite

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

The movement initiated by J Street is now joined by the European JCall which includes leading Jewish intellectuals like Bernard-Henri Levy and Alain Finkielkraut, which has presented its message to the European Parliament this week.

Herzl and J Street are right: You can be Pro Peace and Pro Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Lately there have been attempts to exert pressure on Obama's administration to minimize conflict with the Netanyahu government. An open letter by Ron ...

A "Liberal Jew" Responds to Norman Podhoretz

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

The American system did make good on its promises for Jews; this is why so many Jews refuse to support the conservative politics of exclusion and fear. Podhoretz would have us chop down the ladder behind us.