Jonah Naghi double majored in Psychology and Middle Eastern Studies at Clark University. He is of Iranian Jewish descent and likes to write about Mizrahi affairs.
By Jonah Naghi
Want Peace Between Israel And The Arab States? Tech May Be The Key
As the late Shimon Peres argued in his book The New Middle East, peace in the Middle East will not come without economic cooperation between Israel and the Arab states. The supposed talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia about establishing economic relations is the latest attempt to promote peace in the region through such an…
Why is Normalization Of Israel Stigmatized In Palestinian Society?
While Zionists around the world celebrated Israeli Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, on May 2, Palestinians commemorated the Nakba, the resulting “catastrophe” on May 15. On June 5, Palestinians will also commemorate the 50th year of living under occupation, while for some Israelis it is the 50th year of the unification of what they describe as…
The Burdens of Jewish Power
When we read the Book of Esther to celebrate Purim, many Jews see it as a classic Jewish story: “they tried to kill us. We won. Lets eat!” The book of Esther does contain a typical story of Jewish victimhood and Jewish survival: Haman tried to kill the Jews, but then Esther and Mordechai rose…
Why Iranian-American Jews Must Fight for Syrian Refugees
“Ana Surya,” said Maryam, a girl no older than ten, with her hand out. It was night in Taksim Square, Istanbul, as she guided me while holding my hand to her widowed mother, who was breastfeeding her newborn child on the streets. They were a Syrian Kurdish family that had fled Khobani. The mother told…
Zelenskyy joins Canadian Parliament’s ovation to 98-year-old veteran who fought with Nazis
Forverts in English
Hilarious video about the bris of a convert on Rosh Hashanah
Canada was ashamed to have saluted a Ukrainian who fought for Hitler. But that salute didn’t come from nowhere
Film & TV
Lee Grant is 97-and-a-half and just as fierce as ever
In Case You Missed It
He’s the greatest Jewish storyteller of our generation — isn’t it time for him to win the Nobel Prize?
Alice Shalvi pioneered religious feminism in Israel. Everyone else is still catching up.
USPS releases Ruth Bader Ginsburg stamp, 3 years after Jewish Supreme Court justice’s death
Forwarding the News
Inside the high-priced etrog market + White House builds sukkah