Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Editorial: Donald Trump, the neo-Nazis’ choice

In the movie Idiocracy, an army suspended animation experiment goes awry and two test subjects find themselves stranded in a degraded version of the United States — 500 years in the future. Corporal Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) goes about exploring the dystopian land, where the populace has become abysmally lazy and ignorant, and speaks “a […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Editorial: Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has caused a stir with his revelations that Israel planned to attack Iran on four occasions, from 2009 to 2012. The Times of Israel, an online site, reported Tuesday that Barak told biographers Ilan Kfir and Danny Dor “that he and Netanyahu wanted to attack Iran in 2010, but […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Editorial: Looking ahead to the second century

We made it. The newspaper of Minnesota’s Jewish community is marking 100 years of continuous publication — under the American Jewish World flag — with this special edition. (Click HERE to see the cover photo collage.) First, the Jewish World and its parent company, Minnesota Jewish Media, LLC, is deeply appreciative of the subscribers and […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Editorial: American Jewish World 2nd Century Fund

Perhaps you noticed the full-page ad in the June 5 edition of this newspaper announcing our July 31 special edition: “100 Years of Minnesota Jewish History — from the American Jewish World.” Another ad can be found on Page 2 of this week’s issue. We will be celebrating a century of the American Jewish World’s […]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Editorial: Democracy or oligarchy?

Are you familiar with any of these folks: Norman Braman, Paul Singer or Fred Eychanar? Give up? They are some of the Jewish billionaires bankrolling presidential candidates in 2016. Some of the other Jewish mega-donors in politics likely have higher name recognition: Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, and Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. Some support Democrats and […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Editorial: Terrorism and Twitter

One sensational news story displaces another in the unending press cycle. For example, there was the brawl and shootout by outlaw bikers in Waco, Texas, on Sunday, which left nine dead, 18 hospitalized with injuries, and more than 170 arrested. In the aftermath of the bloodshed in Waco, another shooting spree in Garland, Texas, on […]

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Editorial: Jews in Minnesota — 100 years

The opinion articles in this week’s print edition of the Jewish World have a theme: the civil unrest in Baltimore, after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Last week, six Baltimore cops were charged with Gray’s murder and other serious felonies in connection with his death. When I entered Macalester College, in 1968, […]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Editorial: American Jews and J Street

Israel will play a part in the 2016 elections. Apart from arguments about how the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be resolved, right-wing Jewish billionaires again will open their wallets and have an impact on the vote. “Pro-Israel funding” is having an impact, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican from South Carolina mulling a presidential […]

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Editorial: Israel — limited hope, little change

In the aftermath of last week’s Knesset elections in Israel, renowned poet and singer Yonatan Geffen posted on Facebook that Netanyahu’s March 17 election victory was the “Nakba” of the Israeli peace movement,” according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. Nakba, the Arabic word for “catastrophe,” is used by Arabs to describe Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, […]

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Editorial: Israel as a political football

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 address to a joint session of Congress (minus about 60 members, including Sen. Al Franken, who decided not to attend) and this week’s letter from 47 Republican senators to the “Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” it’s hard to see how Israel could become a more […]