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Monday, July 6, 2020

Civil Unrest

Family of Biracial Jewish Woman Set on Fire in Wisconsin Thanks Public for ‘Overwhelming Outpouring of Support’

There is now a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide police with information that leads to the arrest of the attackers.

Latest in Civil Unrest

Black Lives Matter Demonstrators in DC Chant ‘Israel, We Know You, You Murder Children, Too’

Chants also alternated between “Black lives matter!” and “Palestinian lives matter!”

Chaotic but Non-Violent Anti-Israel Demonstration Outside Israeli L.A. Consulate

“My biggest concern is these guys like to mix things — to take the surfboard and catch the wave of Black Lives Matter.”

Education at Home: Online Anti-Racist Resources Available for All Ages

To combat hate and bigotry, education is key, and thankfully, there is a plethora of resources available, especially online.

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Top Stories

Netanyahu: ‘Very Strong’ COVID-19 Resurgence Is an ‘Emergency Situation’

Israel’s coronavirus death toll hits 330, with 804 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The Needs of Jews in Eastern Europe in the Age of COVID-19

The pandemic has emphasized the value of communal life.

Could This Mediterranean Takeout Brand Named for an Arabic Israeli TV Show Be the Restaurant of the Future?

The menu in some ways is an homage to the restaurant’s television namesake.

Columnists

Does Anyone Still Love America?

The anger against America has morphed into hatred of America.

What It’s Like to Have Forefathers

What could I, whose family had lived in the Middle East for 2,700 years, have in common with men who likely had never met a Persian?

When a Good Thing Goes Too Far

Cancellation often is a rash and impulsive act. As a remedy, it is extreme, and should be held in reserve.

Another Place: The Place of Blessing and Love

In early June, at one of his nightly press briefings, Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced Capri Maddox who is the first executive director of the...

Nobody Votes for a Vice President

The most important electoral aspect of Joe Biden’s upcoming decision will be what it tells us about the candidate himself.

Cover Story

The Village: An Inclusive Housing Model for the Nation

A new housing project could change the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Helping you make sense of a changing world

Can the ADL ‘Stop the Hate’ by Embracing Al Sharpton?

ADL's partisan goals have now superseded its task of monitoring Jew-hatred.

What Risks Does Defunding the Police Entail?

A recent poll showed that by more than 2 to 1, Americans oppose the notion of defunding the police.

Asylum, Which Made the United States a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

The America that welcomed us when we escaped religious persecution is in danger of disappearing.

I’m an Israeli Settler. Here’s What American Jews Don’t Understand.

It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future

JJ Podcast Network

Pandemic Times Episode 65: Do Jewish Comics Fight Anti-Semitism?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In honor of comedy legend Carl Reiner, we talk about the art and unique power of...

Never Have We Ever Applauded Mandy Patinkin’s Twitter and Criticized Seinfeld

Erin and Esther are still wading through the content rapids, wearing their masks and pickling in their preferences. From adoring Mandy Patinkin's Twitter videos...

Shloime Zionce: Hasidic Travel Writer

 Shloime Zionce, the colorful travel correspondent for Ami Magazine, shares stories about finding kosher food in Afghanistan, explaining tefillin to airport security in Saudi...

Oded Revivi: Why would a settler oppose the annexation?

Shmuel Rosner and guest Oded Revivi discuss the reasons many settlers oppose the upcoming annexation. Oded Revivi is the mayor of Efrat and the international...

The Most Radical Professor In Israel

Israel is one of the youngest democracies on the face of the planet. If you turn on the news here in Israel, or a...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Chukat-Balak with Rabbi David Levinsky

Our guest is Rabbi David Levinsky. Rabbi Levinsky holds the Saidye Rosner Bronfman Rabbinic Chair at Temple Har Shalom, in Park City, Utah, since...

Cover Stories

The Imprints We Leave Behind: Honoring the Father I Never Met

My father died on Feb. 11, 1962, and I was born nine months later.

2020’s Outstanding High School Seniors: Pomp Without Circumstance

With the coronavirus pandemic, every senior is outstanding.

Civil Unrest: Turmoil from Protests

As protestors march for justice, violence threatens to hijack the message. Read some of our coverage on the protests below:   What the Movement for Black...

Building Homes, Changing Lives: Lincoln Avenue Capital’s Jeremy and Eli Bronfman’s Vision for Affordable Housing

Historically, the popular perception of people who buy up housing developments for low income renters is not often favorable. Picture the faceless slumlord who...

JJ Bloggers

JewItAtHome: Creating Community during COVID19

Thank you to Rabbi Adam Lutz whose leadership has created "JewItAtHome" through his synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. He knew that...

Yelling at Rebels – a poem for Torah portion Chukat-Balak

Now listen, you rebels, can we draw water for you from this rock? Moses…not known for his witty banter not one to give the troops a hard...

In the Midst of a Pandemic is Now the Right Time for God?

I admit I’m a fair weathered God fan, when things are good I sing his praises and when things are bad I reach out...

The Definition of Insanity

When I was a kid, my friend Ronnie Rosenberg commonly said to me, "Does your face hurt? Because it's killing me!" Never has that...

How Israeli Scientists Are Monitoring Forest Health with Drones

“In the future, I believe this kind of work can be carried out solely by using drones."

Ripple Effect: Feathers

When I was on my morning walk, I saw a Native American man walking to the hospital that is near my house.   He was...

Josh Radnor and Ben Lee on New Album ‘Golden State,’ How Lee’s Bar Mitzvah Changed Him

Radnor & Lee is the musical project of Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Happythankyoumoreplease,” “Hunters”) and singer/songwriter Ben Lee (Noise Addict). In June 2020, the duo released its sophomore...

Culture
Culture

Israeli Pop Stars’ Music Video With Mexican and Arab Garb — and Giant Roosters — Irks Some Viewers

Despite the fact that the lyrics are not that complicated — there’s a lot going on in the video.

The History and Heavenly Delights of Baklava

The Greeks and Turks argue over who can lay claim to the origins of baklava.

Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin to Make Season 3 of ‘The Kominsky Method’

"I’m excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter,” creator Chuck Lorre said.

Make a Silly Hat for Your Next Zoom Meeting

Apparently, silly hats are a thing now on Zoom.

L.A. Stories

Newsom Announces Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Other Businesses Will Be Shut Down in L.A. and Other Counties

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced on July 1 that indoor operations in restaurants and other businesses will be shut down for at...

Skirball Cultural Center Founder and President Rabbi Uri Herscher on Passing the Baton to Bet Tzedek’s Jessie Kornberg

July 1, marks the day that Skirball Founding President and Chief Executive Uri Herscher hands over the reins of the cultural center to Jessie...

Jewish Progressive Mike Feuer Runs for Los Angeles Mayor Amid Civil Unrest

"I want to be an architect of building a city that doesn’t just get back to normal, but is more equitable."

Hollywood

Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Late Carl Reiner

When Carl Reiner passed away of natural causes at the age of 98 on June 29, he left an indelible mark on Hollywood as...

‘Saturday Night Seder’ Songs Released to Benefit Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

“Saturday Night Seder” is the Passover gift that keeps giving.

Table For Five

Table for Five: Chukat-Balak

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist Let Aaron be gathered to his kin: he is not to enter the land...

Table for Five: Korach

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist Speak to the Levites and say to them: When you receive from the Israelites...

Table for Five: Sh’lach

One verse, five voices.

A Bisl Torah

The Time Capsule

When we were kids, my siblings and I created a time capsule. We put in pictures of ourselves, favorite phrases and sayings of 1989,...

Tales of Gardening

Our family decided to plant a garden. For those who know me, I’m not a gardener. I enjoy purchasing roses of different colors and...

Ready to Change the World

When your child is in “Zoom school,” the silver lining is watching him or her participate in class. The past few days, kindergarten students...

Poetry
Poetry

Building the Beloved Community: A Prayer

Holy One, we quiver when we consider how long you’ve taught us to love one another, to have one law that governs us all, one standard of right and wrong by which...

Kaddish for Black Lives

This original message was published Friday, June 19 by the Jewish Multiracial Network. It has been republished with permission. This Friday night Shabbat coincides with Juneteenth, the...

Poem: Sh’lach

Just out of Egypt for a year or so and we already have a system of espionage. Spies! Sent to the promised land. An advance party...

Poetry: Behaalotecha

We’ve been in the shadow of this mountain for almost a year. And now, with specific instructions (our history is never detailed without specific instructions) we...

A Prayer for America on May 30, 2020

May Our Tears Remind us of Our Collective Humanity; May Our Call for Justice be Reflected through Our Actions May We Pray not only Through our Feet but Through Our Hearts; May We See...

Jews In The World

The Jewish Scientists Who Found the Keys to Our Body’s Defenses

Jewish scientists were monumental in understanding the body.

Meet the Jewish Parents of Superman and Wonder Woman

Jewish scientists were monumental in understanding the universe.

Sephardic Spice Girls

Shakshuka: The Breakfast of Kings

The bright azure and gentle waves of the Mediterranean beckon from beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows but there is a more tempting challenge from where...

The Amazing Delights of Mezze

With its colorful array of brightly colored salads, savory dips, exotic finger foods and freshly baked breads, the mezze (or maza) is a feast...

In Times of Uncertainty, Try Drinking Tea

Americans are brewing tea. In this time of change and uncertainty, creating a tea ritual is the perfect way to enhance our physical and...

Comforts of Home

Painting With Spices

How would you like to add a little spice to your art? Just raid your pantry for spices and turn them into a base...

Make Dad a Bobblehead for Father’s Day

If you need a last-minute present — or gag gift — for Father’s Day, look no further.

Make a Drive-in Theater for the Kids at Home

Drive-in theaters are experiencing a resurgence in popularity because people are able to enjoy a movie from the safety of their cars. Well, how...

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