By Jack Elbaum
I’m not voting for Trump or Biden — because I want my vote to count
I, like many Americans, understand this presidential election to be one between two undesirable candidates representing two undesirable visions for America. No matter who wins, the country will have no viable path towards the reconciliation of our political divides. No matter who wins, the Constitution will be put second to preferred political ends. No matter…
Letter | No, Joe Biden does not owe Linda Sarsour an apology
On Monday, the Forward published a piece by Joel Swanson titled, “Joe Biden owes Linda Sarsour a public apology.” The piece was written in the aftermath of a statement released by Joe Biden’s campaign about Ms. Sarsour, saying that she has “no role in the Biden campaign” and that Biden “obviously condemns her views and…
Is anti-Semitism the only un-cancellable offense?
In early June, amidst the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, New Orleans Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees was asked about players kneeling for the national anthem. Brees answered, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” Needless to say, that answer caused tremendous backlash…
Letter | No, young Jews like me won’t abandon Israel after annexation
In the lead up to Israel’s possible annexation of territory in the West Bank, there’s been a rash of hand-wringing and articles warning that American Jews will abandon Israel. This is not so. The truth is that one does not need to be in favor of annexation (I surely am not) to continue to stand…
Holocaust education at my high school is atrocious. No wonder anti-Semitism is surging.
On Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released a new study that examined what the American people know about the Holocaust. What they found was disappointing, but unfortunately, not surprising: While the majority of Americans have a baseline understanding of the Holocaust, many still have large gaps in knowledge — especially young people. Despite the fact…
Letter | Sorry: Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Has An Anti-Semitism Problem
Dear Editor: On Tuesday, the Forward published a piece by Peter Beinart titled, “Of Course They’re Accusing Bernie Sanders Of Anti-Semitism — Because He Supports Palestinians.” In the piece, Mr. Beinart blasts what he sees as phony allegations of anti-Semitism against Sanders. It is Sanders’ support of the Palestinians, Beinart argues, that is the reason…
Letter | On The Left’s Failure To Recognize The Hate On Its Own Side
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, the Forward published a piece by Omar Baddar titled “Trump’s Bigotry Isn’t Accidental. We Must Unite To Fight It.” The article made the case that President Trump’s recent statement — that it would show “disloyalty” for a Jew to vote for a Democrat — was just another example of bigotry and…
The college is Christian. Its point guard wears a yarmulke.
Conservative synagogue makes history with hiring of Hebrew Israelite clergy
It was the biggest painting in the world — how could it just disappear?
George Santos covered ‘Hallelujah’ — it’s been through worse
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