Obtaining Calm in Gaza Might Not Be Worth the Cost

June 24 2021

Although a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s terrorist rulers went into effect just over a month ago, there has not been total quiet. Last week, Gazan terrorists launched incendiary devices into southern Israel using balloons—sometimes disguised as children’s toys—and the IDF responded with airstrikes. The balloons have stopped for the past few days, but Dan Schueftan is not hopeful about the situation:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israeli Security

Is American Jewish Liberalism Dying?

June 30 2022

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:

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More about: American Jewish History, American Jewry, Liberalism, U.S. Politics