Mira Sucharov is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. A child of the 70s and 80s in two tight-knit Canadian Jewish communities, Mira wrestles with the link between tradition and contemporary values, between narratives and identity in the Israeli-Palestinian domain, and the nature of the Diaspora relationship with Israel. She is the author of The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (SUNY Press), is a Provost Fellow at Carleton for outstanding teaching, and in 2010 received a Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. She is currently the country analyst for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza for Freedom House's annual Freedom in the World report.
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The question of long-term vitality of Judaism may ultimately come down to the question of relevance and whether Orthodox Jews are seen more as keepers of the faith or gatekeepers of the faith.5 comments
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Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind's choice of Purim costume represented a basic inability to listen to the experiences of the African-American community, whose history, like that of the Jews, is plagued with persecution.3 comments
Valentine’s Day presents a perfect admixture of opportunity and challenge when it comes to being Jewish in North America.4 comments
A scene several minutes into the movie transports this writer back to the days of her youth, to Zionist summer camp.3 comments
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Two new videos, one a call for action and the other for restraint, both represent an essential of knowing how and when to use the natural gifts we were each given.1 comments
Three North American organizations to conduct parallel protest by delivering letter protesting building plans to Israeli embassy in Washington.9 comments
- Q&A: What is area E-1, anyway?
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Hanukkah is as good a time as any to start a discussion about the kinds of strategic thinking that animates the art of war, and ultimately, the kind of prudence and pragmatism at the heart of peace.1 comments
After a night spent at a David Broza concert in Ottawa, Mira Sucharov says that it's time for Jews in the Diaspora to do more than just listen to Israeli peace songs.0 comments
To mark Transgender Week of Awareness, Mira Sucharov contacted Joy Ladin, poet, writer and professor at Yeshiva University’s Stern College, and author of Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders.2 comments
Many committed Diaspora Jews relish the ability to ask curious questions of our Israeli cousins. As yet another set of Israeli elections approaches, we can only marvel as the answers are being worked out before our very eyes.0 comments
Thoughts on the premier of 'My So-Called Enemy,' a documentary bringing viewers into the lives of six teenage girls from Israel and Palestine.0 comments
A High Holy Day's look at the incredible shrinking tent of Diaspora dialogue.1 comments
This Rosh Hashanah, let’s whisper not only the many sweet nothings we’re moved to utter when we think about the Tel Aviv surf, the sun glinting off the Jerusalem stones, the music of Shlomo Artzi and Idan Raichel, and the heady kibbutz memories that many of us treasure, but also the hard truths that need to be told.0 comments
The creators of the new Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews website hope to invoke serious political debate against the background of the Jewish experience.0 comments
How Internet-meme campaigns are reshaping Jewish discourse in Israel and beyond.1 comments
Hamlisch taught us that beauty can be discovered if we shut our eyes and listen closely.0 comments
The Palestinian refusal to support a moment of silence for the 11 slain Israeli athletes from the 1972 Munich Olympics under grounds that it is 'racist' prompts laughter of the tragic sort.10 comments
The settlement boycotters have to speak up more clearly and forcefully, with more liberal Zionist organizations jumping aboard.6 comments
It’s easy to forget about the occupation, when we pass right by the new housing units designated for the members of the Ulpana evacuation, just down the hill from their old apartments, the emerald green adhesive wrapping on the prefab walls still intact.4 comments
Activists should be fighting for LGBTQ equality as if there was no Israeli occupation, and fighting the occupation whether or not officials use Israel’s LGBTQ record as a public relations tactic.0 comments
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