Judaism

What Everybody Should Know About the Pashtunwali and Torah

What Everybody Should Know About the Pashtunwali and Torah

By Yasmin Eliaz, Bar Ilan University
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pashtunwali, the unwritten code of conduct for the Pashtun people,¬†and the Jewish Torah surprisingly contain many striking similarities. The code of honor of the Pashtun people, known as the “Pashtunwali,” is a set of rules and laws to live which includes many similarities to the holy Jewish Torah, the book of the lost tribes (Bnei Israel). Since my native language is Hebrew, I’d like to take the opportunity to prove this argument from the book […]

Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism

Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism

By Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Chair in Politics and Director of the Middle East Study Group, University of Hull
Location United Kingdom United Kingdom

To combat anti-Semitism, it is in the interest of the Jewish lobby to cooperate with others who fight hate and bigotry: Muslims who fight Islamophobia, gay people who fight gay bashing, other minorities who fight discrimination. I was happy to take part in the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, convened by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Yehuda Bauer argued that Jews cannot fight anti-Semitism on their own. Jews must have allies. Jews need […]

August 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Global, Judaism, Politics
From Israel: How We Love Life

From Israel: How We Love Life

By Lilach Cohen-Holden, Development Officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Location Israel Israel

My husband and I came to Israel for a family visit in mid-November. We planned to attend a wedding of close friends and to spend a relaxing vacation in my home country. We were aware, and have been for some time, that the Gaza-based terrorist organizations, associated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are sending missiles targeted at Israeli civilian populations. This has been going on for a while and the Iron Dome missile defense has […]

November 17, 2012 · 1 comment · Culture, Israel, Judaism, Politics
Surveying Arab and Israeli Attitudes: An Interview with Corey Gil-Shuster

Surveying Arab and Israeli Attitudes: An Interview with Corey Gil-Shuster

By Corey Gil-Shuster, PhD Candidate at University of Haifa
Location Israel Israel

On October 22, 2012, Sharnoff’s Global Views¬†interviewed Corey Gil-Shuster. Corey was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and became an Israeli citizen in 1995. After spending many years in Israel, he wanted to make sense of the patterns of behavior observed living with Israelis related to the Israeli-Arab conflict. He received an MA in Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa and worked for the Canadian Ministry of Health with Aboriginal populations as a […]