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We do well to remain vigilant about the ways in which our overarching narratives become self-serving and one-sided.
We’re living through the disintegration of American Jewish civil religion as we have known it.
The presence of Israeli troops stationed outside the school seemed designed to provoke the students so that they could then arrest as many of them as possible.
Martin Buber’s vision of a Zionism that centers ethical values seems particularly urgent right now.
We need to hold both: our Israeli and Jewish family, and our extended family — the Palestinians in Gaza living beneath the bombs and those under assault on the West Bank.
The Houthis preach a particular, religiously informed hatred of Jews, a specific kind of antisemitism that has its foundation in an extremist strand of modern Islamic teaching.
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In providing venues for both consolation of suffering and the arousal of activism, rabbis lead our synagogues towards becoming communities of deep meaning.
Israel's Declaration of Independence envisions a state founded on the values of democracy, pluralism and equal rights for all its citizens, regardless of ethnicity or religion.
Israelism captures a concerted effort that admonishes American Jews to see Israel as a — or maybe the — pillar of Jewish identity, synonymous with their Jewishness.

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