Israeli professor Hanoch Sheinman thought it was basic human decency to express concern for all the victims of the Gaza war. But his email sparked a shocking backlash.
Benjamin Netanyahu often quotes the words of Bialik, Israel’s national poet, during times of crisis. But Steven J. Zipperstein thinks the premier is cherry-picking the poet’s work.
The political agenda of Israel’s tent city protest was hazy, and its economic demands unrealistic. But its impulses are the finest we’ve seen in a long, long time.
Nearly every year, on that day in April when the Koret Jewish Book Awards were to take place at the wood-paneled, hushed environs of New York’s Harvard Club, I’d awake and ask myself, testily, why I had insisted we return to that same stuffy midtown pile. The location was convenient for publishers, book editors and most journalists, and it