Jews and Arabs

Four Steps To Combat Arab-Jewish Hatred

11/17/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In the past few months the already tenuous relationship between Jews and Arabs has been put to the test once again. This is, above all, a human issue — one concerning appropriate relations between people who live side by side. But it also raises an important practical and political issue: At a time when countries across the Middle East are collapsing to their ethnic and tribal foundations, there is no guarantee that the State of Israel will be immune from such a process. It’s one that is dangerous for the Arab minority and the Jewish majority alike.

Yair Sheleg

A Couple Of Greenhorns, Magical Realism Style

In ‘The Golem and the Jinni,’ Helene Wecker tells an immigrant story of Jews and Arabs as a multicultural fairy tale.
Special To The Jewish Week
06/18/2013 - 20:00

Reading Helene Wecker’s debut novel “The Golem and the Jinni” (Harper) is akin to embarking on a magic carpet journey in time to a place that resembles the roiling ethnic neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan circa 1900.

“The Golem and the Jinni,” first-time novelist Helene Wecker.
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