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Jan 24, 2020, 10:03 PM
No French territory in Israel
The Fifth World Holocaust Forum held in Jerusalem this week did not come to pass without a level of uneasiness. It is true that certain news outlets seized the moment to spoil the occasion, with special mention to the...
Jan 24, 2020, 9:20 PM
Albanian President Ilir Meta lauds ‘fantastic’ Israel ties
JERUSALEM — Leaders of 49 countries converged this week on Jerusalem for ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. But only one European nation — Albania — can claim it had more Jews at the end...
Jan 21, 2020, 4:39 AM
Israel: distilling fact from fiction
It is heartening to see recent images of the Iranians refusing to step on the flags of the United States and Israel. However the reason why it is such a delight for me is their past desecration of these...
Jan 19, 2020, 1:40 PM
How to combat the uptick in anti-Semitic attacks
Holocaust education will eventually do the trick; in the meantime, increased visible security must protect people of faith
Jan 18, 2020, 10:14 PM
Anti-Semitism: Preparedness Can’t Be Blind
While gun applications are up, and people are training to confront the wave of anti-Semitism that has once again hit our communities, it is also important to remember that not every incident is anti-Semitic or an attack on us. In...
Jan 17, 2020, 11:51 PM
Texas Church Shooting – What Jews can learn
Not a week goes by where we don't hear the word active shooter or active killer. Active shooter drills are becoming part of the norm of site operational protocols. People are seeking solutions and many times we wish to...
Jan 15, 2020, 6:51 PM
Educating About Anti-Semitism
The past several months have been extremely troubling for Jews living all over the world. The rise in Anti-Semitic attacks has risen dramatically and news stories which were once isolated events, are now happening much too frequently. While we can...
Shulamit S. Magnus
Jan 13, 2020, 4:26 PM
A ‘Rose’ By Any Other Name? Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Jew-Hatred, Anti-Zionism
In an interview in the New Yorker, the eminent medievalist, David Nirenberg, an authority on “anti-Judaism,” uses that term in an effort to make some sense of the upsurge in violent crimes against Jews across diverse societies and the...
Jan 13, 2020, 10:38 AM
How do we stop trolls from hurting Jewish-Black relations?
On shabbat, my rabbi told us how he had been interviewed by New York’s NBC News following the exposure of a fake Twitter account for a "Rabbi Hezekiah of ATL" fraudulently connected to our synagogue and spewing hateful things,...
Jan 12, 2020, 10:24 AM
PARSHAT SHEMOT Parallels between Egypt and Germany, Moses and Jacob
An altogether remarkable Parsha, Shemot both beggars and teases the imagination, offering a huge amount of information, yet begging more questions than it answers. Truly a case of ‘me’galeh tefah mekhase t’fahayim’(reveals one handbreadth and conceals two). Shemot opens by dividing the...