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March 31, 2021
The most unlikely Passover seder
Why was this night different? This was the first time an Israeli ambassador had told the story of the exodus from Egypt in the UAE.
December 23, 2020
My multicultural Shabbat in a Muslim-Arab country
Dubai was so unexpectedly open that I felt safer wearing my “kippah” there than even on the streets of New York, Toronto and London.
October 21, 2020
Europe’s Jewish malaise
In the realpolitik of the 21st century, Europe will have to decide whether its discomfort with Jews outweighs its professed values.
September 13, 2020
The cultural genius of the Abraham Accords
To restore and maintain “mu-wazana,” (“balance”), the rest of the Gulf States—and other Arab countries—will wish to follow Abu Dhabi’s lead.
September 3, 2020
Putting Hezbollah ‘out of business’
What’s clear from Israel’s experience in Lebanon in the 1980s, and that of America in Iraq and Afghanistan, is that trying to overthrow regimes and install replacement governments has not delivered desired results.
April 27, 2020
Judaism’s triumph over coronavirus
Just as it has the Holocaust, pogroms, the expulsion of the Jews in 132 C.E. and the ancient Greek wars, Judaism will survive the coronavirus pandemic.