Raphael Magarik


Why I'm (Reluctantly) Voting Against BDS at Berkeley

By Raphael Magarik

Pro-Palestinian demonstrator argues with pro-Israeli demonstrator at UC Berkeley / Getty Images Read More


Do Jewish Actions Ever Cause Anti-Semitism?

By Raphael Magarik

Jewish graves daubed with anti-Semitic slogans in a German cemetery / Getty Images Read More


Why Israeli Left Should Stop Backing Gaza Wars

By Raphael Magarik

Palestinians carry a boy following an Israeli military strike on the Gaza beach / Getty Images Read More


How Liturgy Can Co-Exist With Backstreet Boys and The Wu-Tang Clan

By Raphael Magarik

How Liturgy Can Co-Exist With Backstreet Boys and The Wu-Tang Clan
Many Jewish liturgical tunes take melodies from secular music. Did Raphael Magarik go too far by grabbing the melody from rap’s Wu-Tang Clan or a Yom Kippur service?Read More


A Holocaust Romance Tied to a Necklace, Filled With Clichés

By Raphael Magarik

A Holocaust Romance Tied to a Necklace, Filled With Clichés
In Ayelet Waldman’s latest novel, a necklace travels to pre-WWI Budapest, finding love, death and the Holocaust on the way. But it’s a romance of cliches, Raphael Magarik writes.Read More



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