"The Reagan analogy should calm Jewish fears and foster more of a wait-and-see attitude than is currently on display."
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FROM THE ISSUE | OPINION

Trump’s Not the End of the World

"The election of Donald Trump has caused severe consternation in the mainstream, largely liberal Jewish community," writes Marshall Breger. "Given all of this hand-wringing, it is worth looking back a generation to when the community was swept by another, similar sense of horrified disbelief: the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980."

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FROM THE EDITOR
New Winds Blow In

After Donald Trump's victory, a new reality descended on Moment editor Nadine Epstein's quiet neighborhood in Northwest Washington.

pizzeria near Epstein's house, Comet Ping Pong, became the target of a web-based fake news campaign. White nationalists held a victory celebration at a nearby restaurant. Anti-Semitic flyers appeared on a nearby street.

"It will not be an easy task to cram these anti-Semites, Islamophobes, hatemongers and assault weapon toters back into their dark corners," Epstein writes. "Yet that is what we—whether we lean politically right, left or center on other issues—must do. It must be our first domestic priority."

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
The Future of the Anti-Defamation League

"I’m proud to assert the case for a strong, forward-looking middle. And it’s not easy," says Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. "In an environment where people like to put you in a box, being non-ideological and not hewing to a particular political pole is difficult, but it’s the right place to be."

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Meet Violinist Joshua Bell—and Help Support Moment!

Joshua Bell is one of the world's most preeminent violinists and a former Moment Magazine Creativity Award recipient. 

You and three people of your choice will get to the meet this luminary on Saturday, February 11, 2017 after he performs at the Kennedy Center. You'll also get four tickets for the concert which features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 9, Eduardo Lalo: Symphony Espagnole. Sure to be an amazing experience! 

$1,250 available for purchase until tomorrow, Jan. 18. Call 202.363.6422 and buy it now! All proceeds will support the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative and our critical work at Moment.

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An interview with Daniel Handler—better known by his pseudonym, Lemony Snicket: http://www.momentmag.com/jewish-secrets-lemony-snicket/

Read more about this year's National Jewish Book Award winners, from Michael Chabon to Uri Bar-Joseph. http://www.momentmag.com/national-jewish-book-awards/

In a ruling Wednesday, Israel’s high court signaled that women should be allowed to read Torah at the Western Wall. http://www.momentmag.com/womens-prayer-western-wall/