By Simeon Kolko
Did the Torah Give Rabin’s Assassin License To Kill?
On November 4, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, murdered by Yigal Amir while speaking at a rally in Tel Aviv in favor of peace and reconciliation. Although Amir pulled the trigger, the arsenal he employed included the edict of various rabbis who provided a cloak of halachic…
Rules of Engagement
We are nearing the end of a time many like to refer to dismissively as the “silly season.” But for Jews, some of the antics on display during this year’s campaign should not just be blown off semantically that way, as if they had no wider repercussions for the health of the country, or our…
When Legislation Matches Our Best Impulses
This Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment. This landmark legislation, which remains a stirring case study in the importance of human rights and moral idealism as an instrument of foreign policy, provided the impetus for the mass emigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union and helped propel the…
Political Truth and the Rosenbergs
Fifty years ago on June 19, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed after having been convicted of the crime of transmitting American atomic secrets to the Soviet Union during the 1940s. The Rosenberg case continues to evoke emotions, stir passions, raise disturbing questions and defy easy resolution. The discomfort stirred by this haunting episode has…
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‘Our Palestine Question’: The first American Jews to fight for Palestinian rights
Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 • 2 P.M. ET
Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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