05 Nov 2015

J Street: a knife inside the tent

  Charles Jacobs This is an altered version of an article first published at the Jewish Advocate The daughter of our friends, a nurse at a major Jerusalem hospital, fears for her life every time she goes to work. Many of her colleagues are Israeli Arabs who have easy access

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12 Sep 2014

Jewish Communal Governance in a Time of Change

By Charles Jacobs For decades, Jewish communal goals, established in a mostly “peace time” environment, have focused on issues of continuity and welfare – Jewish education, care for the elderly, and basic support for Israel. As long as the community saw these as it primary goals, other differences could be

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19 Aug 2014

The Tunnels Under America’s Jews

By Charles Jacobs August 7, 2014 As Israelis confront tunnels that deliver jihadists to their doorsteps, Jews in the West too are having to face angry, sometimes violent –in France and Belgium, deadly — adversaries, emerging from what seem subterranean anti-Israel networks onto our streets. Anti-Israel ideologies have long been

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