Woody Allen on sex, antisemitism and suicide bombers

Woody Allen on sex, antisemitism and suicide bombers

Woody Allen: ‘There are traumas in life that weaken us. That’s what has happened to me’ – Catherine Shoard – The Guardian 26.08.16 The prolific director returns next month with Café Society and a TV series. Here, he talks exclusively about sex,...
Why do Scottish football fans back the Palestinians?

Why do Scottish football fans back the Palestinians?

Match the fine for Palestine: the higher you build your barriers, the taller we become – Abby Zimet – Common Dreams 25.08.16 With over 1,200 Scots of Palestinian origin, their own history of occupation and an ongoing sense of being underdogs in Scotland,...
The ‘Alt-Right’ – & Trump’s meanest dog whistles

The ‘Alt-Right’ – & Trump’s meanest dog whistles

6 media pillars of the ‘Alt-Right’ – Ari Feldman – The Forward 27.08.16 The movement, with its racist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic ideologies, is supported by a network of online publications. Here is a short primer on this corner of...
Talmudic, Lurianic and later meanings of ‘tikkun olam’

Talmudic, Lurianic and later meanings of ‘tikkun olam’

The real meaning of tikkun olam – Curt Biren –Jewish Journal 18.08.16 According to everything I had learned growing up as a typical Reform Jew, tikkun olam means ‘repair of the world’ — sometimes referred to as ‘social justice’ — often entailing government programs to...
Moscow, US both said pushing Israel-PA peace summits

Moscow, US both said pushing Israel-PA peace summits

Moscow summit between Netanyahu and Abbas in the works, say Palestinian officials – Jack Khoury – Haaretz 28.08.16 Netanyahu’s bureau officials say the PM is willing to meet Abbas, on the condition he poses no preconditions for the meeting; Palestinian sources...