Articles by Alan Ronkin

Jewish Community Needs Your Help To Fight Antisemitism
Last Saturday, during Judaism’s Sabbath, an armed intruder at a Colleyville, Texas, synagogue held hostage the rabbi and three of his congregants for nearly 12 hours. This is not the first attack on a synagogue in the United States. Memories of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018 and the shooting at the Chabad House in Poway, California, in 2019 are still fresh.
Nuance Is A Jewish Value (Or, If Hillel And Shammai Could Do It, Why Can’t We?)
To ensure a thriving, effective, Jewish community and a strong, resilient America, we must work to bring one another closer through paying close attention to nuance, civility and respect.
Antisemitism Circa 1974 And In 2020
When I was a kid, I had no idea how to stand up to the bullies and fight antisemitism head on. A few pennies on their own might not seem like a big deal. But the damage inflicted was. It must stop. What do we do? What is our role as Jews and American citizens? We must stand up and call out attacks, physical and otherwise, and demand to be seen and heard. Perpetrators must be held accountable.
Coming Together To Build A Better America
In this time of social unrest and great unpredictability, fighting hate and racism jointly sends an important message to all Americans that, especially now, it is time to pay close attention to what unifies us rather than obsessively focus on what could divide us.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement
Anti-BDS laws neither prohibit expressing criticism of Israel nor infringe on the right to engage in political boycotts.
The Rebels Rise
The bloody confrontation in Charlottesville tragically showed again that hate groups are still very active and cannot simply be dismissed as marginal or insignificant elements in our society.
The Real Barriers to Mideast Peace
With Israelis suffering from Palestinian attacks, Jackson Diehl joined those who fault Israel while ignoring a reality that Israel cannot.