By David Twersky
There’s Little Hope for Peace if Occupation Is a Proper Noun
I hate the Occupation and I hate the occupation. I hate them both equally. I long for a time when it will end, but I fear the second will end because of the tyranny of the first. Let me explain. I hate the Occupation, the invented brutal and apartheid-like regime whereby Jewish Israelis systematically mistreat…
We Are Family: King David’s Descendants Gather for ‘Reunion’
I don’t know about you, but talk of bloodlines leaves me queasy. We Jews have had more than our share of grief from notions of blood purity. If you’re like me, you just don’t want to go there. Imagine my surprise, then, to find myself spending a Thursday evening in October at New York’s Museum…
A Moderate in America, With No Political Party To Call Home
I propose importing Kadima, Israel’s new centrist party, to the United States. I don’t mean that we need yet another Jewish organization; quite the contrary. Instead I am plugging an excellent observation first sketched by Jonathan Rauch in the March issue of the Atlantic Monthly. In his essay, Rauch argues that American politics is broken…
A Lesson in American Civics
If Bill O’Reilly doesn’t like America’s tradition separating church and state, he should move to Ireland. Rutting for ratings, the host of Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor” and talk radio’s “Radio Factor” has been “defending” Christmas against threats, real and imagined. Arguing over the claims of religion in the public domain represents a decent American tradition….
Novelist Leon Uris Taught Jewish Readers To Stand Tall
I was 10 years old when the film version of “Exodus,” Leon Uris’s epic telling of the struggle for the establishment of Israel, opened in Times Square. Going to see it was an event of considerable moment. Even as a 10-year-old, heading downtown by subway with a neighborhood friend and his mother, I understood that…
99 years ago, she was born on the Lower East Side (and she still remembers everything)
Is Elon Musk Jewish?
The Buffalo shooter blamed his problems on the Jews. Tucker Carlson’s response will only make things worse
Jewish, Asian and taking over Broadway: meet the next great musical star-in-the-making