The U.S. Jewish community has no obligation to capitulate to groups wanting to mainstream a Jewish identity that's agnostic about the right of the Jewish people to their own state.
Jared Samilow is a student at Brown University and a member of Brown Students for Israel. He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs' fellowship program in Israel-Arab studies and of Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi, Jerusalem.
Recent events at Brown University reflect a frightening new stage in the BDS movement: targeting Jewish students and institutions that don't explicitly distance themselves from Israel.
The custom of giving 'mishloah manot' makes Purim a good time to consider our obligation as Jews to specifically help others – but not just any others.
While learning Hebrew is practical, Yiddish offers modern Jews a powerful way of connecting to our culture and religion.
That an esoterically Jewish artifact could end up repackaged in a department store is a sign of how universal Jewish culture has become.
The movement is successfully convincing activists that one cannot fight for women's rights, academic freedom or against racism without acknowledging Israel's oppression of Palestinians. This poses a problem for liberal American Jews more than anyone else.
Intimidation and repression by anti-Israel groups are reaching new levels in U.S. universities. Their goal is to exact a price for associating with the Jewish State.
The Israeli PM's remark was secular Zionism’s worst nightmare. Yet rather than confront it, Jewish groups are praying it disappears.
Forget advocacy organizations, counter-demonstrations and other self-congratulatory kitsch. Stop BDS from swooping up the moderate left and start building a broad tent of allies and partners.