This will take a bit of patience—but I promise, it’s worth the effort!
“So it always was and so it will certainly continue wherever people follow the customs. Every year there is Purim, every year we read the Megillah, beat Haman, and hang him. In truth, Haman remains Haman with his own torments, but Jews remain Jews, too. The folk is eternal.”
Source: from the short story “Motl Farber, Purimshpieler” by Jacob Dinezon (trans. Tina Lunson)
The My Machberet blog is proud to serve as March 2019 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online “can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant’s site on the 15th of each month.
Herewith, the March 2019 Jewish Book Carnival: (more…)
“I’m going to speak at #AIPAC2019, and I’m getting these reactions from the Jewish community:
From the Right: “How COULD they?”
From the Left “How COULD YOU?”
Let’s talk about it:”
Source: Sarah Tuttle-Singer, “Progressive Jews, Come to AIPAC” (The Times of Israel)
“When I see that dual-loyalty charge coming from a congresswoman who first signaled opposition to B.D.S. and then support for it, when I see it coming from a congresswoman who has never been to Israel, when I see it coming from a congresswoman who, to my knowledge, has never criticized the Palestinian leadership for its corruption and failure — time and again — to seize on peace overtures from Israeli leaders who, unlike Netanyahu, actually wanted to forge a two-state solution, when I see it coming from a congresswoman who seems to be obsessed with Israel’s misdeeds as the biggest problem in the Middle East — not Iran’s effective occupation of four Arab capitals, its support for ethnic cleansing and the use of poison gas in Syria and its crushing of Lebanese democracy — it makes me suspicious of her motives.”
Source: Tom Friedman, “Ilhan Omar, Aipac and Me” (The New York Times)