William C. Daroff
By William C. Daroff
American Jews were not only all at Sinai, but also all in Newport
Few celebrations occurred to mark this year’s Jewish American Heritage Month, which ends on Monday. Trapped in our houses and apartments while a plague ravages our country, somberness and anxiety are our constant companions. Our synagogues have been shuttered, our schools closed, and our community centers emptied. The mood and circumstances have not been conducive…
Why Opposing BDS Is Not Un-American
Dear Editor, In his op-ed on legislation that counters the BDS movement, JStreet’s Jeremy Ben-Ami gets it right when he describes the odious BDS movement, but wrong when he describes legislation that responds to it. Ben-Ami is correct to note the “one-sided and unbalanced politics” that inform the BDS movement and its failure to acknowledge…
On the Jewish Agenda(s), Part 1
The next occupant of the Oval Office will help set the national agenda on a wide range of issues of importance to the Jewish community. While our collective concern for the security and well-being of Israel has featured prominently in discussions of our community’s stake in the upcoming presidential election, Jewish groups are also vigorous…
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צו שלום־עליכמס יאָרצײַט — אַן אַרטיקל פֿון אַ מאַראָקאַנישער צײַטונג אין 1916For Sholem Aleichem’s yortsayt — an article from a Moroccan newspaper in 1916
דער מחבר פֿונעם פֿראַנצייזישן אַרטיקל האָט געלעבט אין אַ נישט־אַשכּנזישער סבֿיבֿה אָבער איז געװען באַהאַװנט אין דער ייִדישער ליטעראַטור.
Can Massachusetts really be as antisemitic as they say?
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