During last month’s war with Hamas, the IDF destroyed some 60 miles of tunnels, part of a subterranean network created by the terrorist group to move troops and weapons around Gaza without exposing them to attack. In 2018, Qanta Ahmed visited one of these tunnels that had been captured by Israel. She recalls:
Hamas’s Underground Military Complex Isn’t the Work of Amateurs, but of a Dedicated and Sophisticated War Machine
Is American Jewish Liberalism Dying?
In the 1930s, a Republic Jewish judge, observing his coreligionists’ commitment to the Democratic party, quipped, in Yiddish, that Jews have three velt (worlds): di velt (this world), yene velt (the next world), and Roosevelt. Since then, Jewish devotion has attenuated somewhat, although Jews still overwhelmingly lean Democratic. Most American Jews, however, are unfamiliar with the terms “this world” or “the next world” in any language. Carefully examining a wealth of statistical data, Samuel J. Abrams and Jack Wertheimer argue that the sort of robust Jewish liberalism that characterized U.S. Jewry a few decades ago is in steep decline. Jews, they explain, are undergoing their own version of what political scientists call the “great sort,” whereby politics, religion, and place of residence increasingly align: