Author: Yaakov Menken

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Arguing About Not Arguing

It’s good to have differences of opinion on Cross-Currents. In this case, the more we hone our arguments, we rapidly see how little there is to argue about.

2

Loose Ends

We should acknowledge that beliefs mandated by the Torah are frequently described as “conservative” by American politicos. If we faithfully advocate for Torah ideals, we will not escape being cast as “partisan.”

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A Sad Day for American Jewish Media

When it is the editor of The Forward who expresses her "dread, despair and embarrassment" that Israel avoided extermination in 1967, we can express our disappointment, but few of us are surprised.

4

The Philo-Semitic President

Anti-Semitism is far too serious a matter to be used as a partisan political weapon. Objectively, this administration is shaping up to be the most philo-Semitic since George Washington wrote his letter to the Jews of Newport.

3

Behind the Wall, Part Two

This conflict is probably the liberal movements’ last opportunity to export their failed models to the Holy Land. If current patterns continue, in a decade the future of Judaism in America will be obvious. Today, Israeli government officials often believe that the leaders of the liberal movements speak for “Diaspora Jewry.”

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