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Jews and Israel

Jews Lose By Ceding Israel To GOP

Shai Franklin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Shai Franklin

Why should Jewish concerns factor into President Obama's choice of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his new Secretary of Defense? For too many American Jewish leaders, the answer is self-evident, as is their assumption that Israeli hardliners and U.S. Republicans are -- by default -- safer and better for Israel than any given moderate or liberal.

Jewish Heresies, Then and Now

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

The current "heresy" involves questioning whether two states are still possible. Some Jews who care deeply about being Jewish no longer define themselves as Zionist.

Israel And The Three Weeks Of Jewish Mourning: Hope Amid Sadness, Confidence Amid Doubt

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.16.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Tisha B'Av and the Three Weeks are a focal point of catharsis after which we can -- indeed, must -- get on with our lives to continue to build, dream and create a better world.