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Natan Sharansky

One Year Later: 100,000 Meals

Rozanne Gold | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Rozanne Gold

When we arrived at the shul, a platoon of volunteers was waiting. Within several hours, together we made 600 sandwiches. The next day, 1,000.

Civility And Tolerance At Judaism's Holiest Site: An Open Letter From Los Angeles Rabbis

Rabbi Judith HaLevy | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Judith HaLevy

We are American rabbis from different denominations; we know there are different ways to be a Jew. We know that the ability to disagree civilly does not grow spontaneously. It takes many years of cultivating relationships and building trust through listening, sharing and working together.

Road Testing Natan Sharansky's Criteria For Anti-Semitism

Shai Franklin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Shai Franklin

Now that most nations finally acknowledge anti-Semitism as a scourge, adding criticism of the Jewish State to the list undermines the precious credibility of a hard-fought brand. It clouds rather than clarifies.

Answered Prayers?

Anat Hoffman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Anat Hoffman

For the last 24 years we have been going to the Western Wall with only one goal in mind: to pray as a community of women with Torah and talllit, in full voice. This struggle for our rights as Jewish women has put me in newspapers as well as in prison; however, my intention from the beginning was neither of these things. I simply wanted to pray at Judaism's holiest site.

'Arab Spring:' Live by the Media, Die by the Media

Dovid Efune | Posted 01.16.2012 | Media
Dovid Efune

It is still unclear and appearing increasingly unlikely that the popular Arab uprisings of last spring will amount to any significant progress towards the creation of free and open societies.

Iraqis Take to Street in Protest; "It Will Start Again Next Friday," Says Alusi

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me last Friday to report that major protests are taking place across Iraq. While there have bee...

The Politics of Altruism

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dovid Efune

As widespread unrest throughout the Muslim world continues, A Case for Democracy by former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is ...

But is it Anti-Semitic?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

There is nothing wrong with criticizing Israeli policies. But those who choose to mis-characterize Israel's self-defense as "Nazi" are factually and historically wrong and morally repugnant.

Loving The Two-State Solution to Death

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The sad fact is that the most significant Israeli-Palestinian legacy of the Bush administration is the coming to power of Hamas.