American Jews are less supportive of a military strike against Iran, in case diplomacy fails to curtail the country’s suspected nuclear weapons program, than they were last year. Yet, barely one in 10 is more optimistic this year about the Middle East peace process — despite the fact that Israelis and Palestinians are back at the negotiating table for the first time in three years.
The State Department has rebuffed the request of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) not to return to Iraq the treasure trove of Jewish artifacts found by American troops in Baghdad in 2003 that Schumer said were “stolen” from the Iraqi Jewish community.
Michael Dorf |
Special To The Jewish Week
Lou participated in one of my first Downtown Seders at the Knitting Factory in 1994. In our version of this ancient ritual, we take the Haggadah and allocate the sections among musicians, thinkers, poets, political figures, etc. Each of the Four Children are represented, and I recall thinking if I should ask Lou to be the “bad” child or the “wise” child. I think that year John Zorn ended up being the bad child and Lou was the Wise Child and read one of his poems.