Were the Jews who chose to stay in Berlin and Warsaw fools? Judging with the benefit of hindsight is far easier than seeing clearly in the present.
The values that I treasured, that were informed by my own family experience, that I had believed made me an outcast in my community.
Making sirniki, or Russian cheese pancakes, for Shavuot
For Russian Jews, whether they today reside in Moscow, Ashkelon, Berlin, or Minneapolis there is one thing they can be sure of: hard times will come.
The Holocaust, unique in our America-centric culture, teaches of a massive historical event outside the U.S. as a story of victims and oppressors.
Before Sanders, paths to high office that antagonized the donor class were once unthinkable. Now, there is a movement that will back these candidates.
The Israelites had it easy. Nobody had to kasher a thing. Nobody was running around like a madman with a feather.
The Jewish community, among others, is already paying the price for Trump’s resentment politics.
Why aren’t American Jews lining up behind Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders yet? In a word, fear. In three words, class and fear.
Simply put, the one thing we can be certain of with respect to Trump’s deal is that it will not end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.