Paradise Lost

Aug. 22 2013

Contrary to the claims of some historians, discrimination against Mizrahi Jews in 1950s Israel was real and no myth. What’s a myth? That 1950s Israel was an egalitarian, socialist utopia. 

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More about: Ashkenazi Jewry, David Ben-Gurion, Israel, Menachem Begin, Mizrahi Jewry, Racism

The Attack on the Colleyville Synagogue and the Battle of Narratives

Jan. 21 2022

In the aftermath of high-profile, violent incidents in the U.S., there is virtually always a national attempt to blame one or the other major political party. Dominic Green, considering the recent hostage-taking at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, notes that while political discussions of this type may not matter much to the victims of any given attack, they have an invidious effect on our politics. For Jewish parents worried about whether to send their kids to school, he suggests,

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, U.S. Politics