Opinions

OP-ED: Imitation is not always flattery

The time-worn adage we’ve heard as children that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” was tested this past week. Only this time we were not impressed or amused.

It would seem that another publication, which shall remain nameless, was without coverage of a major community event. Rather than running...
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OP-ED: The false choice between Zionism and feminism

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

NEW YORK (JTA) — Two weeks ago the Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour started a fundraising campaign to help restore the graves at a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery damaged by vandalism. The Jewish community there and across the country generally welcomed the effort — wildly successful, as it...
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OP-ED: The surge in anti-Semitism? Here’s how to stop it

By DANIEL ELBAUM and MARC STERN

(JTA) — Almost daily accounts of vandalized cemeteries, spray-painted swastikas and bomb threats to JCCs and other Jewish agencies have naturally evoked considerable alarm.

Clearly, we must never reconcile ourselves to an America where this is considered normal. Yet we must not succumb to...
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OP-ED: Nothing to fear but panic and partisanship

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

(JNS.org) — American Jewry is under assault. A wave of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers and schools, cemetery desecrations and vandalism aimed at other identifiable targets such as synagogues has created an atmosphere of fear about anti-Semitism unmatched in recent memory. The incidents have...
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OP-ED: When Jews were illegal, and turned to others for sanctuary

By ELANA KAHN

MILWAUKEE (JTA) — I was privileged recently to participate as the sole Jewish voice at a news conference with Latino leaders, community activists and faith groups at which we spoke loudly and clearly in support of compassionate immigration policies.

I told the people gathered about a piece...
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OP-ED: Trump, the Jews and the political weaponization of anti-Semitism

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

(JTA) — Was that so hard?

At some point in the past week, it looked like President Donald Trump was never going to use “anti-Semitism” in a sentence. It took a fourth series of hoax bomb threats at JCCs around the country and imprecations from Jewish groups across...
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OP-ED: A change in policy or just sleight of hand?

Depending on who we listen to, President Donald Trump has either taken bold charge of a stagnant peace process and advanced a new tack of a single state solution or has set the question of Palestinian statehood back several decades by moving away from the long-held position of a future...
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OP-ED: On trade and travel, Trump has an opportunity to bolster US-Israel ties

By DANIEL SHAPIRO and SCOTT LASENSKY

(JTA) — When President Donald Trump meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel next week, the two are expected to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the peace process and other issues, including the Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel...
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OP-ED: One year and counting: Western Wall prayer fight must go on

By ANAT HOFFMAN

JERUSALEM (JTA) — One year ago, we thought we had made history. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government passed the Western Wall agreement, for the first time granting official recognition to non-Orthodox Jewish streams and women’s rights at Judaism’s holiest site. We were proud of achieving a historic...
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OP-ED: Honor the memory of Nazi victims by speaking out against anti-Semitism

By DANNY DANON

(JTA) — The world comes together every Jan. 27 to remember the most devastating tragedy in history: the Shoah.

We remember the victims of the Nazi regime. The loved ones lost and the shameful treatment of human life and human dignity. We also make sure to remember...
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