In addition to fiction and poetry, Shai Afsai’s (shaiafsai.com) recent writing has focused on the works of Thomas Paine, Zionist historiography, “The bride is beautiful but she is married to another man” stories, Jews and Freemasonry, Benjamin Franklin’s influence on Jewish thought and practice, religious traditions of the Beta Yisrael Jewish community from Ethiopia, Jewish observance and identity in Nigeria, aliyah to Israel from Rhode Island, Jewish pilgrimage to Ukraine, Jewish-Polish relations, Jews and Irish literature, and Judaism in Northern Ireland.
Such mistakes are emblematic of broader problems, including that people have a hard time parting with narratives that affirm their positions.
Its most troubling sections may be about the over 100 European and European-funded NGOs operating in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Alan Shatter offers insight into Irish society from the 1950s through the 1970s and recounts how being Jewish influenced him personally and politically.
Among other events in his storied life, Rabbi Lewis appeared as a guest on an episode of the popular American television game show “To Tell the Truth.”
Rabbis and Jewish scholars have often been unaware of, confused about, or uncomfortable acknowledging the influence of American founding father Benjamin Franklin – born January 17, 1706 – on...
An interview with Eliahu Klein about how he used Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography and musar teachings in a California rehabilitation program.