By Moshe Dann
Why Is Jonathan Pollard Still in Jail?
Why are efforts to obtain clemency for Jonathan Pollard stuck? The man convicted in 1987 for spying for Israel and given a life sentence remains in jail despite a growing chorus calling for his release. I had the opportunity to ask a number of American Jewish leaders attending a meeting of the Conference of Presidents…
Planting Tomatoes on a Hilltop Overlooking Shechem
‘Let’s make a garden,” my 22-year-old daughter Ayelet suggested during my weekly visit to their little home in Yitzhar, a Jewish community near the ancient city of Shechem, or Nablus as it’s called today. Nestled in the valley between two mountains, Eval and Grezim, Shechem is the place where Jacob bought property, where Joseph is…
A Seed Is Planted in the Land of Israel
Recently, my youngest daughter and her boyfriend of several years stood in the doorway of my study and announced their engagement. “Abba,” said my 19 year old, hardly able to contain herself, “we decided on a date.” Tehila works in the children’s ward at Tel Hashomer Hospital. She’s there fulfilling her National Service, which she…
The Struggle To Reinvigorate The Zionist Ethos
As the Israeli government moves to eliminate the Jewish presence in Gaza and in four settlements in northern Shomron, opponents of its plan would do well to keep things in perspective. The battle is not over homes and hothouses; it is over the hearts and minds of our brothers and sisters. Even if we lose…
Admit it, American Jewish establishment: Peter Beinart was right
How one Black and Jewish family keeps rewriting the Haggadah to reflect their history — and dreams
Robert Kraft will spend $25 million running ads against antisemitism. Is this the right way to protect Jews?
Are Israeli generals more left-wing than their own government?
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