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Week in Review

On the Anniversary of Genocide in Bosnia, a Policy Reassessment Is in Order

The Legacy of Genocide in Srebrenica

It is important to repeat a few facts related to the irrefutable crimes of the Bosnian genocide, especially in light of the increasing denial, historical revisionism and genocide triumphalism. Remembering what happened is crucial, not because I want to sound like a broken record, but because genocide can happen anywhere. It matters to remember that the newborn baby Fatima Muhic — the youngest victim of the Srebrenica genocide — was just two days old when she was killed. It matters to honor the memory of thousands of other mercilessly slaughtered and innocent people, some of whose few bones were uncovered in several mass graves.

A Simultaneous Wish to Return and to Abandon

Reflecting on Home in New Places

Why do we yearn to go back always, even when we’ve had perfectly good reasons to leave? Why is wandering so difficult even when you’ve been welcomed with open arms?

How Gun, Prayer and Abortion Decisions Harm Us Over the Long Term

How Gun, Prayer and Abortion Decisions Harm Us Over the Long Term

In our story, the shooter we focus on has no gun permit and no mandatory training in how to handle a firearm or appropriately assess a threat. He fatally shot his victim, then called 911 and claimed self-defense, citing a gun that did not exist.

Two Young Women’s Vicious Murders Reveal a Troubling Rot

Two Young Women’s Vicious Murders Reveal a Troubling Rot

While the crime is horrific, it is not senseless. It is a perfectly logical outcome when society sees women as mere accessories who serve at the pleasure of the male master race.

Understanding What Drives Men to Mass Murder

Understanding What Drives Men to Mass Murder

The links between violent extremism and domestic violence, and how masculinity and the place of men in general in modern society interacts with these phenomena, is one that is not adequately explored in the mainstream.

For Muslim Women at Holy Sites, It’s a Man’s World

For Muslim Women at Holy Sites, It’s a Man’s World

“I was there, spiritually present, physically exhausted, compliant in full mosque gear. And there he was, wrong and rude, the guardian of a woman’s modesty and his self-righteous permission to protect my access to a sacred place.”

American Jews’ Problems With Israel

American Jews’ Problems With Israel

This feeling of disillusionment about Israel among liberal American Jews is not limited to laypeople or to the Palestinian issue alone. In recent years, I have occasionally seen and heard rabbis use their precious moments before their congregations to raise other troubling items of concern regarding Israel that affect progressive Jews in particular.