Posts Tagged ‘Palestinians’

Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left

Growing in Focus

MSU holds its largest Israel conference as new Serling Institute is launched. Above: Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left. Credit: Jordan Noble Michigan State University hosted the largest academic conference on Israel in its history Sept. 16-17. More than 260 faculty, students and community members from East Lansing, Metro…

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Jerusalem

Essay: Transformative Moment?

Without sweeping change, Palestinian culture won’t permit making peace with Israel. It’s stereotypical and wrong to suggest all Palestinians are morally bankrupt. Still, legions of ordinary Palestinians have been poisoned by a raging culture of anti-Zionist venom spewed by many in positions of power. In a compelling commentary released by Jewish News Syndicate, Stephen Flatow,…

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Letters – July 19, 2018

There’s A Reason She Was Canceled The shoe is on the other foot for Lena Epstein (“Canceled,” July 5, 2018, page 17), and it’s not so comfortable judging from her reaction. People are turning on her not because she’s a Republican but because she’s a hypocrite of the worst kind. It has nothing to do…

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This Narrow Space

Sandee Brawarsky Special to the Jewish News A cancer doctor’s memoir of his years at Hadassah Medical Center crosses cultural, religious and political divides. One of Elisha Waldman’s patients at Hadassah Medical Center’s pediatric oncology department is a 9-year old Palestinian girl from a village near Jericho. She has a large tumor on her leg,…

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Ron Dermer

‘Overflowing With Optimism’

Israeli ambassador addresses Metro Detroit crowd. Expressing optimism for the future, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said that after 70 years of existence, Israel’s innovational advances and growing prominence on the global stage show the world that the Jewish people are no longer “the perfect victim but instead have created an imperfect sovereign…

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Torah Shavuot

This Shavuot, I Thought Of Gaza

This month, Jews in Detroit and around the world celebrated receipt of the Torah, reaffirming a contract our ancestors made to remember and keep its teachings. We did this in a variety of ways — reading the Ten Commandments in synagogue, eating dairy treats at home (I still don’t get that one) and studying deep…

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Social Media In The Age Of Zionism

[similar id=43944 type=all] [similar id=44885 type=all] I preface this blog by stressing that I don’t necessarily support everything the Israeli government and the IDF does. — If you’re anything like me, you’re ecstatic that Gal Gadot, a Jewish granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, plays Wonder Woman in the D.C. Cinematic Universe (DCEU). The Wonder Woman casting…

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Letters – May 24, 2018

Where Were The Dems? Why was there no Democratic leadership at the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018? Ed Kohl West Bloomfield IfNotNow Is No Friend To Israel [similar id=45183 type=all] Rabbi Jeffrey Falick is proud of the anti-Israel group IfNotNow (May 10, page 8). He is proud of…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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Jewish@edu – Value Of Knowledge

HMD’s Israel Fellowship offers ways to form your own opinions. On occasion, I have found myself watching an argument and observing that the foundation of the argument was a simple misunderstanding. How often has this happened in your life? As college students we find everything is about becoming the people we want to be and…

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