When Eric Yoffie asked Jewish friends what they thought of Netanyahu’s speech, many said it was an affront to their American dignity. And these were the Republican friends.
U.S. Jews are repelled by the killing in Gaza. But they want the war to end on terms that will disarm Hamas, not pave the way to another round of terror, Eric Yoffie writes.
Bill De Blasio and AIPAC managed to take a routine political event and turn it into a mini-crisis and a major embarrassment. Eric Yoffie asks how they could both blunder so badly.
Sheldon Adelson’s comments about dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran were morally bankrupt. Eric Yoffie says the mogul should be condemned, especially since he is hurting Israel.
New York Jews like Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Eric Yoffie writes that doesn’t mean they want four more years of policies that many believe have hurt the city’s middle class.
The recent decisions by two synagogues to cancel appearances by anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller have raised issues for the Jewish community that aren’t going away.
After shocking attacks on women praying at the Kotel, American Jews are galvanized as never before. If the ultra-Orthodox wish to escalate the ‘war,’ so be it.
Gunther Plaut taught Torah to the Jewish people and was teacher to a grateful Reform movement. The movement mourns his passing with profound sorrow.
I need your help and your reassurance. This is, I know, a time of great uncertainty in large stretches of the Muslim world. The Middle East is in turmoil. Dictators have been toppled, others cling desperately to power, and demonstrators fill the streets and the squares of the Arab world to demand freedom.
In 1967, I was a contented sophomore at Brandeis University. Then, in May of that year, I watched in horror and dismay as Arab nations massed troops on Israel’s border and the nations of the West, including the United States, responded with studied indifference.