Michael Lumish

The Great Halvah Epiphany.

When I was a little boy growing up in Kingston, New York, and Trumbull, Connecticut, halvah was a mystery. I did not understand the stuff. I did not like it. It made no sense to me. And I could not even begin to fathom my father’s joy in this weird …

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Stand With Us, if you won’t, who the heck will?

StandWithUs (SWU) is among the best pro-Israel organizations and resources available to the  Jewish community in the diaspora. I hope that I will be excused for my bias – given that SWU stood with me during the Reem’s Cafe litigation in Oakland – but these guys tread a razor’s edge with steady feet …

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Jews Should #WalkAway

There is a small, social-media movement known as #walkaway that is annoying the Washington Post. In a piece by Abby Ohlheiser awkwardly entitled, “The #WalkAway meme is what happens when everything is viral and nothing matters,”  the Post laments: “The pro-Trump Internet is really good at convincing its audience that going viral …

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The Goop and Feathers Strategy for Gaza.

Those of us who follow the never-ending Long Arab and Muslim War against the Jews of the Middle East are familiar with the arson tactics used by contemporary Palestinian-Arab Islamist racists. Therefore it is not surprising that the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic …

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Gazan Waves.

Everyone who cares about the Jewish people and the well-being of Israel is writing about the Hamas Embassy Riots. We are doing so because Western media people are, yet again, yapping against Israel on cue from the vicious antisemitic ding-bats in Gaza like trained seals yelping for sardines. We’ve known for …

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The “Palestinian Narrative” and Sarah Tuttle-Singer.

I find the Jewish Indigeneity Question fascinating.   I recently published an article thanking native American thinker and activist, Ryan Bellerose for advancing the importance of Israel to the Jewish people from an indigenous rights perspective.   Sarah Tuttle-Singer is the New Media editor for the Times of Israel (TOI) and is no fan of Bellerose and …

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Acknowledging Ryan Bellerose.

  Ryan Bellerose is a friend of the pro-Jewish / pro-Israel community who, like many of us, has grown increasingly skeptical of the two-state solution.   I met the guy online when he arrived at Israel Thrives a couple of years ago for the purpose of kicking the holy crap out of …

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Oakland Stands United With Hate.

As many of you know, Reem’s bakery at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, California – the very spot where Oscar Grant was famously shot dead by police in the early hours of New Year’s Day, 2009, touching off local riots – continues to display a mural of Rasmea Odeh, …

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The Many Faces of the Sexy Hijabi.

The sexy hijabi is new to American popular culture.   Due to the rise of contemporary political Islam, and mass Muslim immigration into the West, the hijab is now a highly-charged cultural symbol.   For many American and western Muslim women, it is simply a matter of ethnic identity and faith. In that way, …

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Biblical Violence versus Koranic Violence.

As the West gradually awakens to the rise of political Islam and the immigration crisis in Europe, the question of Koranic violence versus Biblical violence is sometimes referenced.   The reason for this is because of the confusion around the sources of the Jihadi aggression against the West.   Is …

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Antisemitic anti-Zionism and the Racist Left.

The western-left is the most racist political movement in the West today outside of political Islam. The categories of contemporary progressive-left racism include: 1) Anti-White Racism 2) Antisemitic Anti-Zionism and 3) Humanitarian Racism While left-leaning politicos in the United States are searching for Nazis and Klansmen and White Supremacists and …

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The Trump Nudge.

Perhaps Donald Trump gave the Arab-Israel conflict the nudge that it needs. It is fascinating to see the various objections that many pro-Israel Jews have for United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Some people oppose the move primarily out of disdain for Trump or because they …

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Political Cowards.

Part of the problem that we have is the generally pussitudinous nature of most well-meaning, western-leftists when it comes to their politics. That is, people will often hold strong opinions on political questions but are highly reluctant to discuss those opinions among people prepared in disagreement. Or, if they are willing …

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