As far as Jessie Sander is concerned, she’s being persecuted for her “political beliefs.” She was hired by the Westchester (New York) Reform Temple last July but was fired 15 days later after the synagogue leadership was made aware of a blog post she co-authored a few months earlier when the Hamas terrorist group was raining down
Academia is no longer a welcoming place for all opinions; instead, it’s a place that perpetuates the opinions of certain “elite” academics. While completing my first semester of my master’s degree at Tel Aviv University, I have been reflecting on my undergraduate experience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I am so grateful
Iran wants nuclear weapons. This rational desire aims to ensure that it can pursue its interests without fearing foreign military intervention. The United States and Israel both have rational reasons for wanting
The first and most important reaction to the latest attack upon an American synagogue must be prayers of thanksgiving for the
In the developing aftermath of the Walder debacle, there is an increasing awareness of the urgent need to speak up, loudly and unmistakably, for the victims of abuse. Together with that, and in support of that goal, is the need to speak up for the halacha, and more specifically, for the Chafetz Chaim, the most prominent spokesman for the laws of lashon hara (malicious
South Africa’s struggle was nothing like the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict but the
anti-apartheid leader’s bias showed how easily people can be led astray by such myths.
Desmond Tutu will primarily be remembered by posterity for his role as a leader in the
Many American Jews are about to face governmental discrimination. At least that’s what will happen to them, along with other religious people, if several offensive provisions remain in President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) plan and it passes (even in a modified form) despite Senator Joe Manchin’s apparent opposition at the moment.
The October 9, 1982 Palestinian terrorist attack on the Great Synagogue of Rome, in which 2-year-old Stefano Gaj
Joke currently making the rounds in Israel: Woman calls her doctor and says, “When is corona finally going to be over?” Doctor replies, “What do I look like–a politician?!”
For nearly two years, every world leader has faced a monumental challenge in contending with corona,
The greatest threat facing the Jewish community is getting the least attention.
Communal concern regarding antisemitism and the threat of physical violence against Jewish institutions and individuals has grown dramatically, and for good reason. The horrific attacks of 9/11, the killings at synagogues in
At first, it might seem as though Sunday’s attack in Jerusalem’s Old City was just another