Many of us know how sketchy the immigration records of our own forebears were.
We have never been further from Israel than we are at this point. Netanyahu has broken from the American Jewish community — because he can.
“My father is by now seven years in his grave, and I remember vividly the last time I wore his sweatshirt.”
As Donald Trump sets off to Israel, it becomes apparent that he bears more resemblance to Richard Nixon than one may imagine.
The concrete value of Jon Ossoff winning in Georgia is limited. The symbolic value, however, is vast.
On the last Sunday before the presidential election, Donald Trump swooped into the Minneapolis airport for a typically inflammatory rally. At a transit hub with hundreds of Somali employees, in a city with about 25,000 Somali residents, the Republican candidate fed his audience fear, rage and resentment. “Everybody’s reading about the disaster taking place in Minnesota,” he declared. Then he added ominously: “You don’t even know who is coming in. You have no idea. You’ll find out. You’ll find out.”
When needs must, the Talmud says, a civil war may be necessary. Samuel G. Freedman calls for a Hanukkah-inspired war of resistance.
Samuel Freedman thought his friendship with an evangelical was a hopeful sign of Jewish-Christian rapprochement. Then came the evangelical landslide for Trump.
Last year on Rosh Hashanah, Bernie Sanders spoke at Jerry Fallwell’s Liberty University—and it was the most important speech on religion and politics that any candidate has given this election cycle, argues Samuel G. Freedman.
It’s tempting to think of Donald Trump as an anomaly. But he’s the result of a decades-long effort to flip the Jewish vote, Samuel Freedman writes.