Posts tagged "israel"
God's Favorite Place on Earth

God’s Favorite Place on Earth

By Maurice Chammah In Glen Rose, Texas, the director of a small Creation Evidence Museum expounds on his theories linking creationism, Israel, and laxatives.
Homegrown Settlers

Homegrown Settlers

As President Obama makes his first visit to Israel today, Kiera Feldman examines Americans in the settlements... and their kitsch.
Our Savages

Our Savages

By Ann Neumann In one-inch letters the headlines told us what we were seeing: SAVAGES.
The Last Pro-Israel Election?

The Last Pro-Israel Election?

By Maurice Chammah The question of Zionism and whether or not you support it has for a while now lost its obvious connections to religious affiliation.

Jewish Enough? The Saturday Oil-Pressers

by Janaki Challa The largest Jewish community in India...are descendents of persecuted Jews from Galilee who were left stranded on Indian shores by a shipwreck around the 2nd century BCE.

Happy Birthday Zionism

Amy Levin: Given that today and tomorrow mark two extremely important national holidays in Israel beginning with Yom Hazikaron, the day of remembrance for Israeli soldiers, followed by Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s independence day, it seems fitting to bring the timeless debate over Zionism to the virtual table. This week, Huffpost Religion is publishing...

Brothers All Are We? The GOP’s Designs for Israel

The GOP cites Leviticus as just cause for a one-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. Paul Mutter:  Mitchell Plitnick reports that in a closed meeting in January, the Republican National Committee (RNC) adopted an official resolution supporting "united Israel governed under one law for all people."  What? Yes, according to the resolution, "the members of...

Women, Orthodoxy and the Public Square

Amy Levin: Rick Perry says it’s America’s war on religion, but a subset of the ultra-orthodox in Israel might beg to differ. Perry’s concerns have more to do with school prayer and re-sanctifying Christmas, but many of Israel’s ultra-orthodox are concerned with feminism, or what most feminists would simply call gender equality. Clashes between...

The Israeli Government’s Mad Men

Amy Levin:  They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Well, that’s debatable. Due to a recent Israeli government-sponsored television ad campaign meant to persuade Israeli ex-pats living in America to return “home,” the geo-political sea between Jewish Americans and Israelis may be expanding, and Moses won’t be here to part it. In response to...

Give Us This Day Our Load of Links

Some of the best reads from the past week, right here, still hot.

Wiesenfeld’s Obsessions

Examine what is said, not him who speaks. - Arab Proverb According to The Forward, it's tough times for City University of New York trustee, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, the man who opposed awarding winning playwright Tony Kusher an honorary degree last week.  But Wiesenfeld, a former FBI counterintelligence agent who grew up on the Bronx streets...

The Persistence of Arendt

At Tikkun, Ralph Seliger re-examines the legacy of Hannah Arendt, the Jewish-German philosopher often shorthanded as an ardent anti-Zionist.