Best books of 2019

Jan 24, 2020

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Seventeen recommended new books on Israeli and Jewish matters – on fighting antisemitism, Israel-Diaspora relations, defense policy, Jewish history, prayer, Talmud, Bible and more. Books by Annika Henroth-Rothstein, Asael Abelman, Bari Weiss, Daniel Gordis, Haim Sabato, Jack Wertheimer, Reuven Bulka, Ronen Bergman, Shalom Rosner, Shmuel Rosner, Simcha Rothman, Tevi Troy, Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Uri Brilliant, Yaakov Katz, Yeshayahu Hadari z”l and Yoni Grossman.

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Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

Jan 19, 2020

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As raw anti-Semitism around the world has risen and morphed into virulent anti-Israel sentiment—making the two phenomena almost indistinguishable—the State of Israel has moved from indifference to active involvement in the struggle against such hate.

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What’s Yitzhak Yosef’s strategy?

Jan 17, 2020

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The Chief Rabbi’s vehement attack on Russian immigrants to Israel and his own conversion courts is short-sighted. How would he handle the aliyah and conversion dilemmas – just do nothing?

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Trump’s noble strike

Jan 10, 2020

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In eliminating Qassem Soleimani of Iran, Trump struck a blow for moral clarity. It should be considered not only a strategic move but an act of justice in foreign affairs.

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A Crystal Ball on 2020

Jan 3, 2020

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: A fourth election in Israel, Trump victorious, Jerusalem expands into E-1, and regrettably, more antisemitism.

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Sage warnings

Dec 26, 2019

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My father, Prof. Henry Weinberg, warned decades ago of a snowballing assault on Israel as an “apartheid” and “illegal” state; and of enemy attempts to divide the Jewish People.

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Forecasting the Mideast in 2020

Dec 20, 2019

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A new JISS report says that Israel must be ready to tackle Iran militarily on its own and fight a pre-emptive war with Hizballah.

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Distortions in the fight against antisemitism

Dec 13, 2019

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Partisanship, “progressive” politics, legal pretexts, anti-Israel sentiment, and community divisions hamper the effort to combat surging Jew hatred. The “fight” is also a distraction from even more-urgent battles: keeping Jews Jewish and keeping Israel safe.

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‘Buycott’ for Shabbat

Dec 6, 2019

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A consumer campaign is necessary to preserve Shabbat as an Israeli national cultural-religious asset.

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Transcendence in Hebron

Nov 29, 2019

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From the leftist Israeli media you would never know that 50,000 Jews celebrated Zionism in Hebron last weekend.

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