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Should Jews Just Go Back To Poland?

Last May, as Hamas was firing missiles into Israel with impunity and Israel was shooting down those missiles to keep their citizens from dying, the death count became uneven. Israel invests heavily in keeping her population safe, and Hamas, a terrorist organization, uses Palestinians as human shields. Even though Israel works hard to reduce casualties […]

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Why Today’s Anti-Semitism Is Most Dangerous To Religiously Observant Jews

Mark Oppenheimer, an author of five books and a freelance writer, recently wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in response to the Texas synagogue hostage-taking saying that that anti-Semitism present in today’s America only targets those who wish to practice Judaism or look identifiably Jewish. Fifty years ago, Jews were experiencing prejudice across […]

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Jews Are Not “White” And We’re Not “Just a Religion”

Last week, a Sephardic member of our shul (synagogue) asked me which Middle Eastern country my family comes from. “None,” I explained, “We’re Ashkanazi.” “Really?” he exclaimed, “I was certain you were Sephardic.” After this encounter, I got to thinking: despite being completely Ashkanazi, with both sides of my family hailing from Ukraine, Russia and […]

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