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The marketplace of ideas Apply for a Blog Daniel B. Shapiro After Charlottesville, Trump violated George Washington’s promise to American Jews The US president’s hateful rhetoric has spurred a rise in deadly attacks on Jews and others, while Joe Biden has denounced bigotry at every turn Laura Kam Stumbling stones for my murdered great-grandparents As the wife of Israel’s ambassador to Germany, the ceremony should feel triumphant. But it comes at a troubled time of resurgent Jew-hatred Gennady Favel My first day as a Soviet refugee: 100 years of marketing in one minute On our first morning in Austria we ventured out to a grocery store. 30 years later, I still recall the sensation of seeing all those colors Eytan Kenter For the High Holidays, to Zoom or not to Zoom is not the question Now is the time to focus on the value of personal prayer and how to utilize this time for a deeper personal connection with God Ruth Peri We are waiting for permits Why my Palestinian friend refused to cross into Israel illegally, despite the IDF turning a blind eye at the borders Catriella Freedman Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz zt”l: The familiar voice Ironically, it was his excommunication that drew me to his teachings – and those same teachings that put his voice in my head when I learn Torah Etan Golubtchik Chevron – an opportunity Israel must seize The pending energy deal is a pathway to prosperity, but with its shaky business and regulatory environment, Israel could again be left in the dust See all Featured Posts Blogs topics Latest posts Aviva Edelstein Aug 12, 2020, 12:20 AM Living Time I was privy to a conversation once about time that left a lasting impression on me.  At a downtime moment, one friend asked another about what they were up to.  They responded, “just killing some time.”  My friend who... Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden Aug 11, 2020, 11:26 PM Monotheist Gentiles misappropriating Jews or Biblical figures insult Jew and G^d When Christians deny Jesus to have been an Orthodox Jew, who promoted keeping kosher and celebrating the Shabbat. When Muslims claim that Adam, Abraham, and Moses were Muslim. When Mormons 'baptize' Jews murdered in the Holocaust. When the RC Church today celebrates... Yechiel Shaffer Aug 11, 2020, 11:23 PM Seeing is believing? What is faith in a generation that doesn't see God split the sea? What is faith for a generation that didn't witness the giving of the Torah? The Manna from Heaven? What is faith during Hester Panim - a... Yehuda Lave Aug 11, 2020, 11:19 PM Be good to your inner Child If your childhood memories are clouded with images of physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or trauma, do not focus on those memories. Instead, allow them to remind you of what you need to give yourself NOW. For example, if you... Joel Smith Aug 11, 2020, 11:13 PM An Open Letter to the Palestinian People First of all, know that I am an old American and have no ties to the governments of either the  U.S.A. or Israel (and I definately am not C.I.A.). I have been watching (from a distance) the struggle between... Rosanne Skopp Aug 11, 2020, 9:48 PM Out Out Damned Corona I'm about to place my weekly order at our local supermarket. It requires planning and organization, two attributes in which I do not excel, and do not care to excel. I prefer just roaming the market and seeing what... Michael Laitman Aug 11, 2020, 9:47 PM The Solidarity Israel Needs to Offer to Lebanon The human impact of the recent massive explosion in a port warehouse district in Beirut cannot leave anyone indifferent. It has left a gaping wound among the already maimed Lebanese population, which has suffered a prolonged existential economic crisis.... Steve Cohn Aug 11, 2020, 9:47 PM Israel Advocacy and its discontents I was a student at the time. I sat with a friend in the quad in front of the student center. It was a beautiful Spring day. We were enjoying a break between classes. The quad was a known... David J. Michaels Aug 11, 2020, 9:45 PM Black Lives and Jewish Lives Deserve Empathy, Not Enmity Few causes are as naturally resonant with Jews as the never-ending quest to protect the very lives of people of color. The Torah teaches that all human beings are born in God’s image, and commands us to love our neighbors... Yoav Degani Aug 11, 2020, 9:44 PM Microsoft Saving TikTok Could Be A Parent’s Nightmare By now, most agree on the privacy dangers of TikTok. Social media’s latest star -- with 800 million active users, most of which are young people -- has all but lost the public debate around its own vulnerabilities. That... Load more