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Edward Alexander is Prof. Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Washington,his most recent book is The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal (Transaction, 2012).

ARTICLES BY: Edward Alexander


March 2, 2015 3:50 pm
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John Kerry: A Cossack in a Sukkeh

John Kerry generally enters into diplomacy concerning Israel like a bull in a china shop; or, shall we say, like a Cossack in a sukkeh....

January 29, 2015 9:21 pm
13

Paris, Argentina, Iran: An Opportunity for Obama?

"In the warmest of hearts there's a cold spot for the Jews." Irving Howe wrote these words to me in 1972 in a letter (actually,...

December 3, 2014 11:30 am
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Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation (REVIEW)

At the present historical juncture, when millions of Arabs and hundreds of millions of Muslims awaken each morning thinking of ways to destroy Israel and...

November 2, 2014 1:24 pm
1

A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe (REVIEW)

A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe. Edited by Nina Howe, with a foreword by Morris Dickstein. (New Haven and London: Yale University...

August 28, 2014 2:11 pm
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Jewish Survivors and Their Progeny Against Israel

The Jewish enemies of Israel, if they are sufficiently profligate in the expenditure of claptrap, often come to the aid of her defenders. Early this...

May 19, 2014 4:14 pm
10

Zionism 101: Far Better Than the Courses at Vassar or Stanford, and About $60,000 Cheaper

To those of us old enough to remember the first Israel Independence Day, in 1948, it stands as one of the few redeeming events in...

May 14, 2014 12:09 am
36

Jews Against Themselves: The BDS Movement and Modern Apostasy

"The spiritual father of the fanatical incitement against the Jews was Abner of Burgos, a Jewish kabbalist and scholar who converted to Christianity in about...

March 10, 2014 2:18 pm
1

Barack Obama and Biblical Sacrifice

In synagogues all over the country, last Saturday's opening portion of Leviticus (usually called "Vayyikra") was read aloud. It deals at length with the laws...

November 25, 2013 7:51 am
20

Anti-Semitism is Rife Among America’s Far Left (REVIEW)

Antisemitism and the American Far Left, by Stephen H. Norwood (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). If you've ever wondered why "do-gooder" is a pejorative label,...

September 11, 2013 10:35 am
5

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth Wisse (REVIEW)

Count on Ruth Wisse, an interpreter of genius, a Daniel come to judgment, a moral voice such as the parsimonious invisible powers bestow on us...

July 31, 2013 6:28 am
4

A Clue to Obama’s Post-POTUS Career Move?

Two prominent articles in the Wall Street Journal of 20-21 July beg to be connected. One is Sohrab Ahmari's shrewd and unsettling interview with ex-senator Jon...

May 27, 2013 8:19 am
33

From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel, by Robert Wistrich (REVIEW)

"We Shall Build Ramallah in England's Green and Pleasant Land" From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel, by Robert Wistrich (Lincoln, Nebraska and...

May 17, 2013 8:28 am
3

Rabbi Akiva and the IRS

As the IRS scandal unfolds, it is worth recalling that , according to the medieval rabbis, the practice of reciting kaddish, the Jewish prayer...

April 25, 2013 6:50 pm
5

Choosing Life in Israel, by P. David Hornik (REVIEW)

Choosing Life in Israel, by P. David Hornik (Ontario: Freedom Press, 2013). The first two words of the title Choosing Life in Israel, by P....

Culture

Jewish Ex-MLB Outfielder Recalls Facing Antisemitism, Fan Giving Nazi Salute

Former professional baseball player Shawn Green revealed in an interview that he faced...

Former MLB All-Star to Coach Team Israel for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Ian Kinsler, a former Major League Baseball player and current advisor for the...

Israel’s Under-19 Men’s Soccer Team Beats France to Reach First European Final

JNS.org - Israel’s under-19 national soccer team reached the final of the UEFA...

World

Israeli Startup Rolls Out Universal ‘Mailbox’ for Urban Drone D...

More than a decade into the testing of drone technologies for commercial use, an Israeli company believes its universal drone...

Israel

Israel’s Economy in ‘Good Shape’ Amid Signs of Global Downtur...

i24 News – Israel is well-positioned to ride out a potential global economic recession powered by the strength of its...

Middle East

HRW: Palestinian Detainees Tortured in West Bank, Gaza

i24News - Palestinian detainees in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are systematically tortured by authorities in what could amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. The...

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