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Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin is the editor-in-chief of JNS. Follow him on Twitter at: @jonathans_tobin.


Outrage over Floyd's Murder Doesn't Justify Intersectional Myths

Jews share the pain of those who protest racism. But extremists who link this crime to Israel's efforts to defend itself against Palestinian terror are spreading a big lie.

Too Afraid to Go to Shul

The answer to Jew-hatred is Jewish pride.

Jews and Poles Don’t Have to Be Enemies

It is inaccurate to say “Polish death camps” but the new law is an attempt to deny any complicity and the long history of Polish anti-Semitism.

Star Trek and God

Sci-fi fun often ignores the tough questions about human existence.

Other People's Prayers

Respect is a two-way street.

Hijacking Chanukah

Chanukah is the last holiday into which we should be trying to shoehorn unrelated themes.

When the Few Activated the Many

Honoring Soviet Jewry movement should not lead to an orgy of self-congratulation.

Command of the Sea

A Jewish captain leads Navy's "Truman" into action.

Choosing Between Courage and Despair

The divide between the mass of Israelis who are deeply patriotic and the elites who have lost faith is a critical issue.

Making Room for Moderates

The vicissitudes of genuine Muslim moderates.

"Flying Imams" and Reichstags

"If you see something, say something." Prudent action or racist fear-mongering?

Quo Vadis Vatican?

Reviving the Latin mass without first eliminating the anti-Jewish language gives tacit encouragement to those who wish to return to the demonization of Jews.

No Way to Promote Israel

A photo spread in ‘Maxim' highlights dangerous fallacy about promoting Israel.

Academic Mafia

Scholars sympathetic to Israel and critical of radical Islam are treated as pariahs in Middle East studies.

Affording Jewish Day Schools

A long overdue program to lower day school costs gives hope for the future.

Defeat the Lies

Solzhenitsyn's example ought to remind us of the perils of indifference to tyranny.

Leave Hitler Alone?

Rethinking America's 'good war' is a not so subtle attack on our current struggles.

Real Friends and Real Enemies

Presbyterian Israel-bashing shows how Jews are clueless about Christian groups.

Rediscovering the Will to Win

Sharansky reminds us democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity.'

Muslims at Harvard

Do Muslim demands at Harvard safeguard rights or promote something more troubling?

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