About Abe Greenwald

Abe has written fiction and non-fiction, and also blogs at Commentary Magazine.

Kosher Delhi

Kosher Delhi
By October 3, 2007

Yesterday's New York Times ran a story about Indian-Americans finding an activist role model, and sometime partner, in American Jews. Indians often say they see a version of themselves and what they hope to be in the experience of Jews … Read More

Righteous Secularism or Creeping Sharia?

By October 2, 2007

I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t groan and shift in my chair when I read the following first line from a transcript of a Chicago television news show broadcast yesterday: “A southwest suburban school district has taken … Read More

Sharansky on Palestinian Propaganda

By October 2, 2007

Gary Kasparov is not the only chess prodigy making waves these days. Natan Sharansky has a piece on today’s Wall Street Journal Opinion page about the ongoing legal battle in France over media coverage of the alleged killing of Mohammed … Read More

Israel Cops To Syria Strike

By October 2, 2007

Today The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli authorities have started to talk about the September 6 IAF attack on targets in northern Syrian. Up until now Israeli officials had been uncharacteristically mum on the incident, leaving everyone to speculate on … Read More

Yiddish Survives The Apocalypse

By October 1, 2007

Although Philip Roth struck out miserably in his latest novel, Exit Ghost, literary Jewry may yet have some reason for celebration. America’s least Jewish novelist, (with some very fierce competition from John Updike) Cormac McCarthy, has brought a little bit … Read More

Jewish Groups Criticize McCain’s Remarks

By October 1, 2007

Both the American Jewish Committee and The National Jewish Democratic council issued statements criticizing John McCain's recent remarks about non-Christians and the presidency. As well they should have. McCain said in a recent interview: I just have to say in … Read More

Bill Maher on Ahmadinejad

By October 1, 2007

This past Friday night Bill Maher continued his slide from politically incorrect to merely incorrect. The habitual defender of Israel had this to say about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "[T]he main reason we hate Ahmadinejad is because of what he said about … Read More