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Matthew Ackerman

Matthew Ackerman

Matthew Ackerman is based in New York.

As the Arab Spring drifts away from its democratic promise, there is one place in the Middle East where democracy is proving both resilient and...

Prediction is a loser’s game. But if one were to guess the Jewish happening of the moment in the United States of greatest future consequence...

Israel’s treatment on campus is a perpetual concern of a broad swath of American Jews, and rightly so. The very idea of a Jewish state,...

An article by Pini Herman, a principal at Phillips and Herman Demographic Research, published today in the Forward, directly takes on the popular notion that...

A couple of days ago, the Wall Street Journal published a fascinating article on the Iranian success of “All My Joys,” the latest album by...

A few days ago, a video was posted online of an anti-Israel protest at Portland State University. Following an increasingly common tactic among campus anti-Israelists,...

In recent decades it became a common trope to bemoan Israel’s inability to inspire politically. As opposed to the state’s early decades of scrappy existence...

Last week, student leaders at Harvard, drawn from the undergraduate college, the Kennedy school, the business school, and the law school, held a conference about...

News about the Jews these days is dominated (for good reason) by negatives. Their homeland is threatened by an Islamist regime in Iran that openly...

An observer of the Jews of the United States will find no shortage of reasons to be depressed. But the language of an introductory address...

This week in The Forward, the usually superb Philologos sadly decided to give a bit of his intellectual heft to a topic that is becoming...

Many probably think, but fewer have the arrogance to write, that the recent shooting deaths of at least four Jews at a Jewish school in...