Elsewhere: Let Jews have Israel, adapting to intermarriage, Israeli chef’s cracked past


Chef’s cracked past: Mike Solomonov, an eminent Israeli-American chef, talks about losing his brother to Hezbollah sniper fire in 2003 and his subsequent struggle with addiction. (N.Y. Times)

Let Jews have Israel: The Gaza war is no excuse for anti-Semitism, and Diaspora Jews shouldn’t have to cut off ties to Israel “as a condition for admission into polite society,” the British daily argues. (Guardian)

Terror anthem’s remake: Young Israelis, especially soldiers, have appropriated and adapted “Up Do Terror Attacks” — a song created by Hamas in Gaza — as a way of mocking the enemy, Yoram Hazony writes. (Tablet)

Adapting to intermarriage: Much has changed in just a few years for the intermarried at D.C.-area Reform and Conservative synagogues. One reporter takes stock. (Washington Post)

JCC attack’s lingering effect: Fifteen years after a Los Angeles JCC shooting by a white supremacist, several survivors are still struggling with PTSD and have made gun control activism a central part of their lives. (L.A. Daily News)

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