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February 9, 2021
The dog days of fake news and misinformation
With former President Donald Trump—the ultimate bad guy, so easy to root against—even bad news would be welcome.
April 27, 2020
Binge-watching Jewish TV as an indoor sport
A new batch of shows on Netflix depicts characters as far more dignified, emotionally complex and action-packed than past stereotypes.
April 13, 2020
Passover and crises go hand in hand
This year’s seders will be remembered as those that depended on gadgetry and shunned the human touch. Computer screens, no matter the resolution, will never have enough pixels to replace a physical presence.
March 30, 2020
National anxieties and doomsday scenarios in HBO’s ‘Plot’
You don’t need a pandemic to be reminded of the viral rot that sometimes infects the political culture of a nation.
March 16, 2020
Taking in the new normal as coronavirus takes over everything
The blue lights from TVs, tablets and smartphones will shine even brighter and will be attended to with even greater addiction—like zombies waiting for instructions, human contact eroded even further, our privacy invaded while feasting on more disinformation.
March 2, 2020
European floats depict vermin, chimneys, poison gas, bags of money …
The carnivals mocking ultra-Orthodox Jews and even victims of the Holocaust were all in good fun—the “just kidding” of kitsch without any malignant intent. Honestly, can’t Jews take a joke?
February 24, 2020
A bridge over troubled Waters
Pernicious ideas that shouldn’t even be allowed to grow on the dark side of the moon have become a sideshow for British rocker Roger Waters, who distorts facts with evil intent.
February 3, 2020
Trump’s ‘take-it-or leave it’ Mideast gambit
The Palestinians’ strategy of rejectionism has failed miserably, and the world has grown tired of it. Their moment as the world’s most favorite refugees has passed them by.
January 27, 2020
A Hail Mary in the Holy Land?
Two world leaders gasping for their political lives are ready to gamble.
January 13, 2020
Taking out Soleimeini should never have been a question
What more did this guy have to do to merit an early demise? He surely knew that in his line of work, life expectancy is low, and death by natural causes is rare.
December 31, 2019
The December doldrums in full force
Alt-right anti-Semitism—whether in Charlottesville, Va.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; or Poway, Calif.—is widely condemned as pathological; Jew-hatred by minority communities, however, is regarded as neither habitual nor noteworthy.
December 13, 2019
The moral obligation to protect civil rights
The president’s new executive order doesn’t reclassify Jews as a nationality or a race; it simply treats them as if they were, while denying federal funding to universities that attack Jewish students by disguising their anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism.
December 10, 2019
Will impeachment ramifications point fingers at American Jews?
Impeachment fever may be “must-see TV,” but the optics seem terrible for Jews.
November 25, 2019
Enter Michael Bloomberg … and his draw for Jewish votes
In a crowded field of Democratic candidates, he represents a resolute centrist with a proven record on the environment, public health, gun control and even a tax policy designed to narrow the inequality gap.
November 20, 2019
An end to the ambiguity
Israel had claims to Judea and Samaria; it did not invade another country, offensively, to take away its land. And the Palestinians weren’t living in a nation of their own that could be occupied.