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A Call For Nuance

I work for an organization often identified as part of the American Jewish mainstream – sometimes dubbed the “Jewish establishment” – whose position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been fiercely attacked, even defamed, and I’m sick of it.

On Countering Anti-Semitism, Fight Or Join Critics? Yes.

The lead up to the Women’s March held last Saturday exposed yet another rift in the American Jewish body politic.

Jewish Leadership in an Age of Polarization

We live in a very polarized political moment. And the Jewish community, subject to the same centrifugal forces as the rest of society, is also increasingly divided.

Confront Ongoing Anti-Semitism

While Georgetown’s mission and administration have historically fought to create an inclusive environment for its Jewish students, the campus has long been — and still is — an unfortunate microcosm of existing anti-Semitism beyond the gates.

GMU SAIA Shuts Down Discussions on Israel

Any form of meaningful discussion would give the state of Israel legitimacy, a status they were unwilling to grant.

Each of us can — and should — reduce political polarization

There are numerous theories as to why our political environment is so polarized and dysfunctional. There are also various and sundry proposals for large-scale structural fixes that might, over time, return a semblance of civility to American political life. Count me in.

Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. The op-ed generated a firestorm.

The Israeli Medical Foundation saves children’s lives, they saved my baby cousin

Yael Shamouilian asks us to look at Israel’s message of “human kindness”.

VIEWPOINT: Subtle Anti-Semitism

Last October, a swastika was scratched into the wall of a Georgetown University Medical Center bathroom. Laudably, administrators and others quickly condemned this blatant expression of bigotry. However, a less explicit form of anti-Semitism has established a toehold on our campus.

US – Israel academic collaboration increases dramatically

Andrew Hamilton, the president of New York University, recently said it best by speaking truth to malice and defending American academia’s independence.