The Pharoah of 2020 America, always so ready to turn his Jewish relatives into political props, should have brushed up on his Bible. Magic and charlatans fail, and plagues turn on their deniers
Samuel G. Freedman
Samuel G. Freedman is the author of eight books, including Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry. Twitter: @SamuelGFreedman
Donald Trump has made crude, strident attempts to guilt-trip U.S. Jews into the white political camp. Does the long, proud tradition of American Jewish liberalism guarantee it will fail?
Netanyahu owns the result of going all-in with a racist and corrupt Donald Trump and an extremist GOP, turning support for Israel into a bitter partisan issue. But that Faustian bargain was only worth it as long as Trump and the GOP remained in complete power
In the late Neil Simon's wildly successful 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,' the Jews escape the Nazis to find shelter in the U.S. In 'Biloxi Blues', the anti-Semites are part of America itself – which is why, in an age of Richard Spencer, Charlottesville, Trump, Q-Anon and 4Chan, it is so bracingly current
Opinion Billy Graham Was Tarred by His Sycophantic Compliance With Nixon. Will Trump's Jews End Up the Same?
Graham's legacy, tarnished by his eager complicity with a bigoted, criminal president, should be a cautionary tale for AIPAC, which legitimized Trump's candidacy, and for the prominent rabbis who've insinuated themselves with him
Opinion The Women's March Felt Good. But the Only anti-Trump Act That Counts Is a Punch in the Mouth - at the Polls
At New York's Women's March 2018 we savored our self-righteousness at witty signs declaring 'Yay! Payoffs To Porn Stars Are Now Tax-Deductible'. But a thousand posters of Trump’s sphincter-like mouth with the word 'Shithole' can't replace the granular, boring, necessary work of getting out the vote
It’s lazy thinking to personalize the struggle against Republican extremism in the figure of Roy Moore. He’s one, particularly twisted, failed candidate. Our bigger struggle is against the reactionary, bigoted white-nationalist movement known as the GOP
Anyone around the world who has paid attention over the past two years understands how many dogwhistles Trump blew to summon the 'alt-right' into action on his behalf
At Masada, a symbol of Jewish resistance, the unintended ironies of the U.S. president’s attempt to profit from a historic opposition to tyranny will abound
In 'Trump-friendly' business terms, Netanyahu has now cross-branded Israel with the most retrograde forces and policies in the American landscape.
The only safe position for the opposition is to assume that every Trump gambit, no matter how seemingly spontaneous, fits a larger, nefarious purpose.
While we U.S. Jews were prevaricating, the settlers kept building. Obama and Kerry’s rebukes were eulogies for the two-state solution - and for our children’s identification with a right-wing, nationalistic Israel.
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I was a believer in American exceptionalism. Now, in the shattering aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president, I don't recognize my own country.
Donald Trump capped his entire despotic and poisonous race for the White House with his refusal to accept the final results of the U.S. elections. If even one American Jew votes for him, it will be one too many.
Trump’s pandering call-out to the 'dumbest' Iran deal was more cement in Netanyahu’s strategic alliance with the Republican candidate, American Jews be damned.
No, they’re not Jewish. But on stage last night, the two candidates embodied the clash between two Jewish archetypes - and lawyerly Clinton trounced Trump the businessman gonif.
Cruz's prime-time, televised snub of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention was the moment when America's most extreme Republican became a heroic voice of conscience.
The protagonist in Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s new novel is about to become a father with his African-American, Christian ex. That’s where the rabbi comes in.