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Auschwitz and Unfulfilled Responsibilities

By Richard Haass

Normally liberation is a word associated with joy. But Richard Haass tells the United Nations that we cannot celebrate at Auschwitz, the site of one of history’s greatest mass murders.Read More


Why Israel’s Crazy Electoral System Might Be Best Idea Ever

By Haim Watzman

As the Israeli elections near, many criticize an electoral system that seems to balkanize the body politic. Haim Watzman thinks that’s exactly what Israel needs.Read More


Europe's Jews Pick Up the Shards After Paris Terrror

After the Paris terror attacks, Jews in Europe are taking stock of where they stand. Here are 6 voices of hope and fear from a continent on edge.Read More


It’s Time for the Jewish Megachurch

By Jay Michaelson

Jews have much to learn from the explosive success of the megachurch movement. Jay Michaelson asks: Do we have what it takes to replicate it?Read More


How King Abdullah Set Stage for Saudi Reforms — and Opening to Israel

By Hussein Ibish

King Abdullah was far from a revolutionary. With cautious steps, the late Saudi monarch set the stage for reforms in his insular kingdom — and ties with Israel, Hussein Ibish writes.Read More


‘We Should Not Give Up Making Our Countries Better’

By Rossella Tercatin

EUROPE SPEAKS: In Italy, writes Rossella Tercatin, Jews need to learn to live with a history of being betrayed by their neighbors.Read More


The New York Times and its Israel Bias

By Richard A. Block

The New York Times thinks it is perfectly even handed when it comes to covering Israel. Richard A. Block thinks they’re missing the real problem.Read More


'I Suddenly Find Myself Feeling Powerless’

By Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac

EUROPE SPEAKS: ‘For once they are not targeting Jews.’ This was the strange thought that came to Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac’s mind when the carnage started. He was wrong.Read More


We Need a Mikveh Revolution

By Dov Linzer

The mikveh ritual can be traumatic for women, a fact that emerged loud and clear from the Rabbi Barry Freundel scandal. One Orthodox rabbi has a radical solution.Read More


What's Behind Mystery 'Suicide' of Argentina Prosecutor in Terror Probe?

By J.J. Goldberg

Alberto Nisman died mysteriously just as he was poised to expose his probe into Argentina’s worst terror attack. J.J. Goldberg asks if his ‘suicide’ is linked to a top Hezbollah leader’s killing.Read More


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