Riskin’s Obama-Haman comparison was neither the rabbi’s first harsh critique of a U.S. president nor his first time walking back a provocative comment.
In the early 20th century Jews dominated New York’s candy-store sector. But some faced bitter reactions when they took a stand against Nazi Germany.
Israel’s 1996 elections — when Benjamin Netanyahu first won the premiership — had a lot in common with his fourth such triumph last week.
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