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  • May 24, 2021

    Welcome to Europe, American Jews

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Jews of America. Meet the Jews of Europe. You have a lot to talk about. No longer are you just co-religionists. You are fast becoming co-statistics, your peoplehood assaulted on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • May 19, 2021

    The Big Lie

    White Rose Magazine

    THERE’S been a lot of talk lately about the “Big Lie”—you know, Donald Trump’s rant that his re-election was “stolen” and that he actually won by a “landslide.” He was wrong, but the election did reveal some truths, a legacy we must begin to take more seriously. 

    Specifically, the dark side of hyperbole. Words used immoderately. Loaded language designed to explode rather than explain. At some point, they become a numbing refrain.

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  • May 12, 2021

    Where Did this latest Version of Hamas Get Its Chutzpah?

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    In this latest (still undeclared) war between Israel and Hamas, which began in 2005 when Israel voluntarily withdrew from Gaza in hopes of bringing about a de facto peace, we have reached Round 4. After just a few days, the casualty count is 67 Palestinians (which includes 16 Hamas commanders) and 8 Israelis (2 IDF soldiers) dead. Those numbers, and that ratio, are sure to increase.

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  • May 4, 2021

    How Did Jews Become the New Privileged Class?

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Being part of the ruling class is a bit overrated. Yes, there’s those connections to seats of power. Memberships in the right clubs. Powerful people watching your back. Every conceivable advantage, just for the asking.

    Who knew Jews wore all those white shoes?

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