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Questions about the NYT's 'Saying Goodbye to Chanukah'

(JNS) — I have questions about the New York Times’ parenting article, “Saying Goodbye to Chanukah,” published on Dec. 4, 2020. The piece was written by children’s book author Sarah Prager, a self-described non-Jewish woman whose Jewish...

 

Muslim extremist shouldn't have been invited to Jewish event

A Muslim-American extremist has been disinvited from a Jewish-organized civil rights panel, and Jewish liberals are denouncing his removal as a suppression of free speech. But the real outrage here is that he was invited in the first place. Salam...

 

A new challenge to Jordan's status on the Temple Mount

(JNS) Fifty-one years have passed since the establishment in Rabat, Morocco, of one of the most hostile organizations toward Israel ever. One of the more prestigious committees in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, formerly known as the...

 

Why are Jews trying to undermine the fight against Jew-hatred?

(JNS) — A group of 122 Palestinian academics, journalists, writers and filmmakers signed a letter last month taking issue with the widespread adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association definition of anti-Semitism. Their... Full story

 

Upcoming anti-Semitism panel shows different rules for Jews

(JNS) — The divisive organization Jewish Voice for Peace co-hosted a panel on Dec. 15 headlined “Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning Justice.” The panel — which featured figures such as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Temple University...

 

Taxpayer-funded terrorists sent millions to US colleges

(JNS) — Open question: Is there any enemy nation or power, from Communist China to Qatar, that isn’t buying up academia? It’s one thing when wealthy enemy nations like China and Qatar do it, but the whole thing reaches a new level of obscene...

 

Viewpoint: Anti-Semites inside our Holocaust Center

The Uprooting Prejudice exhibit, at the Maitland Holocaust Center of Florida, is in part promoting the Black Lives Matter movement, which is irrefutably anti-Semitic and responsible for targeting synagogues and destroying Jewish-owned businesses...

 

An appalling 'Washington Post' editorial indeed

(JNS) — The Washington Post is at it again. The editorial board of the newspaper just cannot refrain from attacking Israel. Its Dec. 6 commentary, “Netanyahu’s reaction to Biden’s victory is appalling,” offers more proof of the board’s...

 

Exhibit has no connection to the Holocaust

Dear Editor: I protest an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland, Florida, honoring George Floyd. My parents, Jacob and Rachel Rosenberg, were survivors of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. A...

 

When the meaning is in the mission

I recently read with dismay two opinion pieces in the Heritage, both of which dealt with the “Uprooting Prejudice” exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center. Pardon the pun,... Full story

 

An end to a great injustice

(JNS) — The end of the great injustice to Jonathan Pollard has finally come. The video of the call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to him displayed the warmth that the convicted spy whose parole restrictions were just lifted...

 

A chance to right a historical wrong

(JNS) — Some 850,000 Jews have been deported from Arab countries and Iran, but their stories are not heard in E.U. meetings and their photos cannot be found hanging in exhibitions in the corridors of the United Nations. Their names are not...

 

Religious freedom vs. religious responsibility

The recent per curium (unsigned) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court granting a temporary injunction prohibiting the governor of New York from enforcing a poorly drafted, over-bearing and constitutionally defective executive order has been...

 

Why we should discuss racism at Holocaust museums

What is a good museum? A good museum serves its entire community. A good museum speaks to society. A good museum challenges you, sparking a social and cultural conversation. That means that a good museum will, from time to time, face controversy. Are...

 

The Cold War with China has begun

(JNS) — Not long before a virus born in China began spreading around the globe, destroying lives, devastating economies, and, oh yes, shutting down the Washington social scene, I attended an elegant, off-the-record dinner hosted by a well-funded...

 

Make your voices heard

Dear Editor: I just read “The Dems Had No Choice But to Rig The Election!,” by bookseller and former journalist Ayad Rahim. It was published on Dec. 4. 2020, in Front Page Mag, a project of David Horowitz Freedom Center. Please read this...

 

Is it the end of the two-party system

Dear Editor: From my perspective, the election of 2020 will have a monumental effect on future elections in the United States. I feel that a new beginning has started. There is a small but potentially enlarging crack growing in the electoral process...

 

Anti-Semites combating anti-Semitism: An Orwellian farce

(JNS) — If George Orwell is spinning in his grave these days, he’s likely rolling so hard with laughter that it’s bringing him and the rest of us to tears. An upcoming webinar on Jew-hatred is but one of many recent examples of phenomena that e...

 

It's time to be a Maccabee

Aish Hatorah Resources  The Chanukah battle isn’t over. Close your eyes and picture it: Greek soldiers, more than the eye can count, marching toward Jerusalem. They easily take Jerusalem and the entire land of Israel and impose harsh rules and...

 

Black and Jewish communities stand together against hate

(JNS) — You don’t have to look far to see hate and division tearing apart our communities. But it’s our own fault. We otherize people who appear different from ourselves. People who look differently, speak differently, vote differently ...

 

The Chanukah challenge for young Jews

(JNS) — Chanukah’s popularity with American Jews was largely the result of a futile though determined effort to compete with Christmas. While enjoying freedom, prosperity and influence that was unprecedented in the history of the Diaspora,...

 

When will Jewish refugees from Arab nations get the justice they deserve?

(FLAME via JNS) — When the mainstream media and United Nations refer to refugees in the context of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, they’re usually referring only to the so-called Palestinian refugees. While much can be said about the... Full story

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    December 4, 2020

China wants to blind the world

(JNS) — American democracy may be immersed in crisis at the present time, but the various claims of its death are, as Mark Twain might have quipped, greatly exaggerated. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said on the other side of the world. “We...

 

Summing up - so far

The mainstream media and pollsters have once again soiled themselves. Let’s begin with the best news of election week. Republicans appear likely to retain control of the Senate. That means no court-packing (though the idea has now been given...

 

Thomas Friedman lectures about lying

(JNS) — Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist who built his career on a lie about his pro-Palestinian past, has just authored a column bemoaning the legitimization of lying in American culture. Then, just a few hours later, he publicly...

 

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