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Thane Rosenbaum is an author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, an essayist and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU School of Law where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. He is the Legal Analyst for CBS News Radio. His forthcoming book is entitled, “Crossing the Line: The High Cost of Weaponized Speech.” Visit:

ARTICLES BY: Thane Rosenbaum

April 29, 2020 6:33 am

Binge-Watching Jewish TV as an Indoor Sport - Netflix was surely not around during the making of the Covenant — the contract between God, Abraham and Jewish People. But more so...

March 31, 2020 7:31 am

National Anxieties and Doomsday Scenarios in HBO’s ‘Plot Against America’ - Improbable as it may seem during a global pandemic, HBO is airing a miniseries that could very well take your mind off of...

December 11, 2019 10:50 am

Will Impeachment Ramifications Point Fingers at American Jews? - Regardless of how Jewish Americans feel about US President Donald Trump — whether they view him as a menace to democracy (I do),...

November 25, 2019 6:05 pm

Enter Michael Bloomberg, and His Draw for Jewish Votes - With Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he will be running for president as a Democrat, the former New York mayor may have given American...

August 7, 2019 4:18 pm

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Reminds Us of Age-Old Jewish Truths

“Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles” is more than just a lyric these days on Broadway. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s absolutely flawless production of...

April 28, 2019 12:48 pm

‘It Couldn’t Happen Here’ Is Proved Wrong, Again

Elijah the Prophet was nowhere to be found in San Diego on the last day of Passover -- especially not at the Chabad synagogue in...

March 8, 2019 6:18 pm

Ilhan Omar and the Corbynization of the Democratic Party

Don’t be surprised if any time soon, members of the Democratic Party start speaking with British accents. Yes, that’s right: Bernie Sanders drops his Brooklynese...

March 29, 2018 1:15 pm

New Yiddish Rep Brings Hanoch Levin to Off-Broadway

In what was avant-garde Off-Broadway theater at its finest, the New Yiddish Rep just wrapped up several weekends of repertory performances of The Labor of Life and The Whore from...

November 7, 2017 5:35 pm

Larry David’s Holocaust Joke Was a Step Too Far

With his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend, Larry David, the undisputed king of cringe-comedy, may have finally crossed a line. It is a symbolic...

March 21, 2017 6:31 am

Trump Must Take on the United Nations

For all the talk on the political scene about draining the swamp, there is one entity -- conveniently located on the East River of New York City -- which deserves...

February 2, 2017 7:44 am

When Will the UN Make the Palestinians Uphold Their Commitments?

Welcome to Israel’s world of ethereal expectations -- the standard of moral perfection to which it is routinely held, and the dizzying array of double standards to...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


China’s ByteDance Gets Trump Nod to Avoid TikTok Shutdown

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to...


Report: Trump Administration Seeking Direct Israel-Lebanon Talks on Maritim...

The Trump administration is once again seeking direct talks between Israel and Lebanon on setting their maritime border -- which...

Middle East

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Faces Defeat in Bid to Reimpose UN Sanctions

The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, as Washington declared all UN sanctions on Iran had...

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