Israel Tag

The Goldstone Saga

11:55 15 November in Politics, topics
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by Erica Shaps Every year at Brandeis University there is at least one Israel/Palestine-related event that lights a fire under the campus. My freshman year, it was a well-publicized and well-attended debate between Justice Richard Goldstone and former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold...

Yom Kippur, Israel and Turkey

17:29 14 October in History, Politics
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By Leigh Nusbaum There is a saying in my High Holy Day siddur, the Gates of Repentance, that says, “For transgressions against God, the Day of Atonement atones; but for transgressions of one human being against another, the Day of Atonement does not atone until they...

The Jew With Two "Beards"

17:03 06 September in Culture, Politics
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By Steven Philp To their neighbors they look like every other Orthodox Jewish couple, a man and woman married for five years with two children in tow. Even the fact that their marriage is a product of convenience rather than love is not unusual, yet the...