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Jan 14, 2020, 11:11 PM
Black Music vs. White Music: Growing Up in America
I grew up in Southern California during the flashy 1980s. During my childhood, I lived in an African American and Latino neighborhood in East Long Beach; however, I was bused to school in the primarily white Belmont Shore neighborhood. It...
Jan 7, 2020, 12:38 AM
New Jewish Branch: Judaism Without Jewish Community
The purpose of this article is to describe a recurring dream I experienced while serving as a combat soldier in both Sayeret Golani (Special Forces) and Shirion (Armored Division) of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). This article also provides my own...
Jan 3, 2020, 4:17 PM
Ivanka Trump is the New Queen Esther
Since America is the most powerful country in the world, it is significant that our Jewish community has a voice in developing America's policies and allocating America's vast resources. The United States emerged from the Cold War as the world's...
Jan 1, 2020, 10:15 AM
Hillsong United, Christian Music, and Jewish Music
My maternal grandmother, Lulluree, who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1915, raised me to love faith-based music. In particular, my grandmother loved music by Andrae Crouch; songs such as “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” and “Soon...
Dec 30, 2019, 6:16 AM
Action Plan to Fight Against Anti-Semitism in 2020
We are in the midst of a dangerous wave of anti-Semitism, hatred of Jewish people, and violent acts against Jewish communities. According to the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1,879 anti-Jewish acts in 2018 in the United States. I have created...
Dec 28, 2019, 11:49 AM
The Official Holocaust Remembrance Anthem
During the Holocaust, approximately seven million Jewish people lost their lives in the genocidal campaign carried out by the vicious Third Reich. There needs to be an official anthem and hymn to commemorate the Holocaust. In particular, we must educate...
Dec 22, 2019, 7:53 PM
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Jewish Story
Star Wars is a epic space-opera and media franchise created by American director, George Lucas. The first film was created in 1977 and introduced popular characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Yoda. Star Wars...
Dec 20, 2019, 7:38 AM
‘I Have a Dream” 2020: New Message of Peace
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King spoke...
Dec 19, 2019, 6:35 AM
Rap music, hip hop, and the future of Judaism
Hip hop music and rap was developed in the early 1970’s in the Bronx, New York by urban African Americans. Some of the pioneering rap artists include Kurtis Blow, Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five, Marley Mal, Whodini,...
Dec 12, 2019, 4:32 AM
Is it time for Prince William to become King?
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953. At the time of her majesty’s coronation the prime minister was Winston Churchill and the president of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower. This old era was a different world which...
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