Author: Noam Weissman

2019: Year in Review

Let’s take a look back at 2019.  From elections to inventions to sirens to… elections, there wasn’t a dull moment in Israel in 2019. Each

Israel on Screen

Is the HBO series Our Boys a good or bad “look” for Israel? While pundits on both sides of the aisle debated this very question,

Hanukkah in Modern Israel

Although Hanukkah is rated as more important to American Jews than Israeli Jews, and 60% of American Jews light candles each night compared to 73%

Judaism: Religion or Nation?

What Happened? Last Tuesday, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump planned to sign an executive order targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses, and

The Rise in Global Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism feels ubiquitous. There are times when I align with the great Jewish historian Salo Baron, who opposed what he called the “lachrymose conception of

U.S.: Israeli Settlements Not Illegal

With Lionel Messi’s visit to Israel, the indictment of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the reversal of the United States’ policy on settlements, we were

Remember Rabin: Own Your Story

The evening of November 4th, 1995, was a Saturday night that started off like any other. Immediately upon extinguishing the havdala candle, my older brother

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