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Differences of opinion on Israel have created a sometimes tense atmosphere in the Jewish community.

The New Danger for Israel on Campus

Rabbi Donniel Hartman’s opinion piece on cultural Zionism and outreach to Jewish students was originally published in The Times of Israel on May 27, 2015 Social media, Federation fundraising videos, and even The New York Times have all placed a spotlight on the growing BDS efforts, anti-Israel resolutions, and verbal attacks that supporters of Israel […]

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Why “The Third Narrative: Progressive Answers to the Far Left’s Critiques of Israel” is a Must-Read

This pamphlet is intended for any American Jewish college student who is confused about the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions (BDS) movement and conflicted about what it means to be loyal to human rights values while also remaining loyal to Judaism and the Jewish people. It is also an important resource for their parents and […]

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Submission: UCLA Campus Must Take Action to Address Anti-Semitism

By David Myers, Chaim Seidler-Feller, and Maia Ferdman Originally published in The Daily Bruin on March 9th, 2015 A foul odor is in the air. Lest we have any doubt about it, The New York Times has caught a whiff of it, reporting in its Thursday edition on the Rachel Beyda case at UCLA. Simply […]

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How My Father’s Problem With Blacks Mirrors the Left’s Problem With Jews

I don’t know how old I was when my father gave me my first lesson. I was happily reciting the common playground rhyme you use for choosing up teams: “Eenie, meenie, minie mo, catch a … ” Well, you know the words that followed. My father stopped me right there: “Son, you must never say […]

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Young Jews need to learn: Ending occupation, allowing Palestinian state to flourish is win-win

As we send our kids on Birthright, teach them the Hebrew songs and hope they remain attached to Israel, let’s make sure that they cherish Israel’s democracy as well as its existence.   With the media abuzz over whether or not Israel’s government is committed to a two-state solution, there is much concern, understandably, over the direction Israel is […]

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Why I Am Both Hawk and Dove

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post and appears with permission of the author. Some people are born Zionists. Some achieve Zionism. And some have Zionism thrust upon them. Of the three, I think I’m primarily the native variety, as, on some level, I’ve been a Zionist all my life. Not that my parents […]

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My Battered Zionism

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post and appears with permission of the author. What kind of Zionist? I have been a fervent Zionist, a disappointed Zionist, a proud Zionist, a rebellious Zionist, a fatigued Zionist, a post-Zionist, a pristine Zionist. There are, as I reflect on it, only two kinds of Zionist I […]

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