In the first, I recall the numerous ways in which I have been shaped by my father, Alan Eisen (z"l)—who loved being a Jew and whose third yortseyt I observe this month. It is personal and filled with significant memories and lessons.
My second post is a response to readers' comments on my last blog of 2011, "Distancing From Israel," and looks further into addressing Israeli/American relations. It takes into consideration other distancing factors—in addition to negative extremist acts and biased media coverage—as suggested by members of the community.
I encourage you to share your thoughts as well at http://blog.jtsa.edu/chancellor-eisen/.
Arnold M. Eisen
Jan 5, 2012
Chancellor Eisen's New Blog Posts: On His "Father's Yortseyt" and "Coming Closer to Israel"
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