Our reaction to the events in Pittsburgh began with mourning for the victims. From mourning we moved to the legitimate fear that comes from living in a nation where easily procured weapons of mass death terrorize people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people and—as always—Jews.
No pressure, but the fate of Democratic dreams to win control of the U.S. Senate in November may hinge on one Nevada freshman congresswoman, whose previous experience in public life was as president of her synagogue.
This should have been a no-brainer. Jews and Democrats are almost synonymous terms in American politics. With 7 in 10 Jews voting for a Democratic presidential candidate and with Jewish Americans responsible for more than half of Democratic political funding, the idea of a Jewish
“The Orthodox monopoly on Israel treats Reform and Conservative denominations as second-class Jews, which is another reason why the American Jewish community is feeling less and less connected to Israel.”
Freilich speaks with Moment about the threat of the Iranian-Hezbollah-Syrian axis, whether Israel is too dependent on the United States and why Israel cannot let Iran establish a permanent military presence on its border.