Tag Archives: Liberal Jews

Purim: The Deeply Anti-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the holiday of Purim. It is no accident that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering his powerful address to the U.S. Senate in an unsuccessful bid to curb Obama’s legitimization of a nuclear Iran. Purim is an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but painfully familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches […]

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Jews and Guns

Before our son Ariel Chaim ZT”L passed away in 2003 at the age of twenty-two, he and I spent a good deal of time discussing the Second Amendment, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Ariel was amazed that so many American Jews–overwhelmingly liberal and secular–aligned themselves with the advocates of gun control, in reality a movement […]

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Purim: The Non-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the holiday of Purim. And it is no accident that Benjamin Netanyahu referenced this Jewish holiday when delivering his powerful and historic address to the U.S. Senate the other day. It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people […]

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The Old-New Chanukah War 2014

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes. But on Friday, when […]

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Purim: The Non-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the Fast of Purim which commemorates Esther’s three days of fasting in preparation for her meeting with King Ahasuerus. It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.

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Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today the Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Purim. It’s an old and familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia. That Genocide Thing. Again. Most of the Jews in this multicultural Persian kingdom have been enlightened to the point where they […]

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Jews Without Guns

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Close Encounter Of A Breitbart Kind

Karen and I attended this 2011 Republican Jewish Coalition dinner in Beverly Hills where Andrew delivered a barn-burner of a speech. There was no teleprompter. Andrew had no notes. He just got up on the stage and shmoozed with the audience. This talk is notable because Andrew identifies his Conservative awakening with a Reform rabbi […]

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No Guns For Jews

In the liberal world guns are viewed as evil. In truth, guns are a tool which can be used for good or evil. Plastic bags are also tools; they can bundle garbage or, as used by the Khymer Rouge of Cambodia, to murder one million innocent souls through suffocation. Do we hear anyone calling for […]

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