By Shimon Mercer-Wood
It’s Time To Put A Stop To Purity Tests. Jewish Values Contradict Each Other
There’s a new move floating around discussions of Jews and Israel that’s as effective as it is pernicious. You’ll recognize it immediately, as it has become all too pervasive in the blood sport we call public discourse. It consists of posing questions like “Is the Jewish State truly committed to Jewish values?” “Do Jewish values…
Israeli Development Aid Is Win-Win for Africa — and the Jews
(JTA) — Late last month, on the eve of Black History Month, a delegation of African-American journalists landed in Ghana to cover international development projects and the impact those projects are making in that West African country. This in itself is nothing out of the ordinary. Africa in general and Ghana in particular have long…
Why This African Israeli Doesn’t Buy Claims of Racism Against Ethiopians
(JTA) — “We are committed to helping ensure that the State of Israel welcomes Jews of all colors.” “We say, we have black lives that matter in Africa.” “In America, race has been a central area of Jewish concern historically.” These are all statements that have been made in the course of a well-orchestrated public…
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