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Muslim Refugees & Immigrants In The Synagogue ( A Note From The Liberal Pew)

Expressing deep shame about the Trump administration’s recent executive decision, yesterday at congregation Ansche Chesed in New York the rabbi voiced strong support of refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. The expression of this kind of solidarity has a particular … Continue reading

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(Fact & Fiction) Donald Trump’s Plot Against America (REL/JSP 338) (American Judaism)

I was very grateful to an undegraduate student in my American Judaism class at Syracuse. It took some courage for him to confess before the entire group on the second class meeting that he was well into the fifteenth page or … Continue reading

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The New Jewish Wars (Israel + Trump)

The new Jewish wars are about to get worse. Rising to the surface already since the first Leabanon War in the early 1980s, American Jews were, for the most part, able to elide the differences between them regarding Israel and … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Jewish Resistance (Bradley Burston)

All kinds of red lines got crossed this November and all kinds of lines are going to cross-over and cross-hatch in the years to come, changing forever the contours of Jewish community life. This includes the way in which American … Continue reading

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Anthologizing American Jewish Thought (NYU)

The swing of Jewish thought and philosophy out of Germany and into America starts with anthologies. Here’s what Michah Gottlieb is up to. It’s of a piece with anthological/editorial volumes organized by Ken Koltun-Fromm and Leonard Kaplan, Martin Kavka and … Continue reading

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Israel Exports “Radical Extremist Judaism” to U.S. Universities

I’m writing barely tongue in cheek, but the recent story, which you can read here, of the plan  by the Israeli Diaspora Affairs Ministry to channel funds to orthodox student groups on college reminds me of the way in which … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter & Socialist Zionism (This Tisha B’Av)

I wasn’t sure that I was going to post about the Black Lives Matter Platform or the way its use of the term “genocide” to describe the impact of Israel on Palestinian lives offends the historical record or Jewish memory. … Continue reading

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