Constant war and fear has scarred people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his last column written hours before his death this week, Leonard Fein calls for compassion.
ISIS, the militant Muslim group now overrunning Iraq, recently destroyed the tomb of Jonah, the biblical prophet. Leonard Fein finds this a strikingly sad — and profoundly symbolic.
Credit where credit is due: A year ago, I wrote about Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Dani Danon, that he is Israel’s “enemy within,” perhaps the most dangerous current threat to Israel and a star of Likud, the linchpin of the governing coalition
The crisis between Israelis and Palestinians is also the result of dehumanization, writes Leonard Fein. We shouldn’t allow ourselves to stop seeing each other.
Leonard Fein wonders if the manifest decline in anti-Semitism is tied in some way to the uptick in attention to the Holocaust?
The regular refrain by the Israelis that they don’t have a partner in the Palestinians might be the very opposite of the truth, Leonard Fein writes.
Settlement leader Dani Dayan has a deceptively palatable style — but his vision hides dark implications for Israel and the Palestinians, writes Leonard Fein.
The Jewish establishment has decided to keep its blinders on by rejecting J Street’s effort to join the Presidents Conference, writes Leonard Fein.
Do we really know Naftali Bennett, the man who wants to be Israel’s prime minister? Leonard Fein thinks we don’t understand just how dangerous his views are.
The new phenomena of Shabbat services that stream online would seem to be a good thing, but Leonard Fein examines the negative side when we each pray in our homes alone.