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Naming and Shaming

I’ve recently read So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by British journalist Jon Ronson which looks at a reemergence of public shaming, one where it is the Internet serves as the judge sentencing others to the stocks, the stocks themselves, and the mob throwing rotten fruit at the stocked defendant. One of the reasons such shaming […]

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Halo Effect

[Note: This was originally published at Elder of Ziyon around Martin Luther King Day.] Every now and then, it’s nice to pull back from the combat zone to take a look at some of the tools and weapons used in our battles with Israel’s enemies.  And, given that we’re primarily fighting against a propaganda war, […]

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Whoops!

I’ve gotten a bit lazy in keeping this site updated with postings originally shared at Elder of Ziyon over the last few months. I’m planning to rectify that situation by synching things up over the next couple of weeks, so expect some daily postings this week and next.  (Loyal subscribes – Don’t be shocked if […]

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Universalism vs. Particularism

When we joined our first temple a decade ago, my wife and I were primarily looking to give our kids the Jewish education we never had.  But it was clear during new-member orientation that the community we were entering offered many ways to explore being a Jewish adult, with strongly hinted encouragement that those who […]

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SJP Conference 2017 – Reading the Tea Leaves

There are a number of useful insights to be gained by looking at how Israel’s opponents portray themselves, especially in materials tied to their recruitment and planning.  Which is why communications about the annual conference of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) become regular sources for tea-leaf reading regarding the opposition’s priorities. The title for […]

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