Noam Neusner


The Intifada Will Be Live Streamed — Is That Bad?

By Noam Neusner

The Intifada Will Be Live Streamed — Is That Bad?
If the third intifada erupts, the role of social media will be unprecedented. Noam Neusner explains who the winners will be if this uprising is waged on YouTube and Facebook.Read More


Why Eric Cantor's Loss Will Hurt Jewish Democrats, Too

By Noam Neusner

Why Eric Cantor's Loss Will Hurt Jewish Democrats, Too
Liberal Jews are dancing gleefully on Eric Cantor’s political grave. But Noam Neusner writes they shouldn’t gloat — his loss is a sign of big trouble for them too.Read More


A Conspicuous Silence in Congress

By Noam Neusner

A Conspicuous Silence in Congress
Democrats in Congress have not vocally supported the new interim nuclear deal with Iran, writes Noam Neusner. Could this be a sign that they are ready to turn on the president?Read More


At Scandal-Plagued IRS, Agents Make Crucial Judgments About God and Taxes

By Noam Neusner

At Scandal-Plagued IRS, Agents Make Crucial Judgments About God and Taxes
Of all the things we’ve learned about the Internal Revenue Service, the most amazing is this: The tax man (or woman) has a keen sense for the proper place for God in our lives.Read More


Carnage and Courage

By Noam Neusner

Carnage and Courage
When terror struck, exhausted Boston Marathon runners helped the injured. Noam Neusner, who completed the race, says that teaches us a vital lesson about perseverence in the face of evil.Read More






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  • PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters marched through lower Manhattan yesterday demanding an end to American support for Israel’s operation in #Gaza.
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  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
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  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
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