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  • We need Thanksgiving more than ever this year

    Daniel Treiman|Nov 20, 2020

    (JTA) — Americans are in desperate need of some common ground. That’s why, this year, Thanksgiving isn’t coming a day too soon. No matter our political views, our religious beliefs, or if we hail from the reddest rural regions or bluest urban areas, on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans will step outside their daily routines to partake in this beloved national holiday. True, we mark Thanksgiving in many different ways. For some, expressions of gratitude to God take center stage, while others celebrate more secularly. Some watch footb...

  • How anti-Zionists fueled a far-right victory

    Daniel Treiman|Oct 27, 2017

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Last month, New York’s Center for Jewish History was the target of a right-wing campaign seeking to oust its new president, David Myers, over his dovish views on Israel. The campaign drew an appropriately outraged response from leading Jewish scholars, who rallied around Myers, a highly regarded historian who has publicly opposed the anti-Israel BDS, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, movement. Now, one of the five independent historical organizations housed at the center, the American Jewish Historical Society, is also com... Full story

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