By Tracy Frydberg
Coronavirus flipped the power dynamics between Israel and the Diaspora
For the first time in Israel’s now 72 years, we are living at a moment in which both the Jewish people and the nation-state are fighting the same global threat. Also for perhaps the first time, Israel’s answer to the challenges of world Jewry cannot be to offer itself as a safe-haven — at least…
Feeling Jewish peoplehood in the time of corona
My mother teaches a classroom of 2-year-olds at a Jewish day school in Houston, Tex. Ever since the novel coronavirus hit and school turned virtual, she’s been sending YouTube videos to her yeladim. One YouTube followed “Morah Sandy’s” Shabbat cooking preparations. “I wish y’all had smellovision!” she said, showing off her golden challahs. This reminded…
American Jewish Identity Is Now Expressed Through Opposing Israel – And Vice Versa
I recently met with a young liberal Jewish activist — let’s call him Josh — at a hip Brooklyn coffee shop, where over $5 cups of cold brew filled mostly with ice, we discussed the revival of the Jewish left and the arc of Josh’s own Jewish identity. Now in his late twenties, Josh grew…
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