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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Have We Lost All Shame?

When you bully those you disagree with into silence, the only voices you will hear are your own in a narcissistic echo chamber.

Tisha B'Av

A Response to Gil Troy: The Successful Conservative Movement

It should be acknowledged as a transitional movement that “conserved” American Judaism for the ultimate resurgence of Orthodoxy.

Carrying Our Brokenness

We experience the world through the existential lens of our epic mental constructs.

Secretary of State Blinken “Enthusiastically Embraces” IHRA

Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote in a February 23 letter to American Zionist Movement President Richard D. Heideman that the Biden administration “enthusiastically...

Explosive Conversion Verdict Stirs Sleepy Israeli Election Cycle

Supreme Court recognition of non-Orthodox conversions in Israel puts delicate issue center stage

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Every story that Mary tells would merit its own column and lecture.
In a new round of COVID-19 relief grants, The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced on March 2 that it’s awarding $1.3 million to five local...

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Kentucky Becomes First US state to Adopt IHRA Anti-Semitism Definition

For the first time, a U.S. state has officially adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that has ignited debates worldwide over the extent to which criticism of Israel should be considered anti-Semitic.

Critical Race Theory Should Not Have the Only Seat at the Table

Regardless of how important a tool CRT is, it’s not the only tool.

Ferris State Prof Fired Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Tweets

A Ferris State University professor in Michigan was fired on February 25 after allegedly issuing anti-Semitic tweets. The professor, Thomas Brennan, had been placed on...

MA School Committee Member Resigns After Saying “K—” On Air

Following a backlash to his comments, Hoey announced in an emotional Facebook Live video that he will be resigning from his position on the committee and apologized for his remark.

Columnists

What Are We Afraid Of?

If our fear of death has gone way down and our appreciation of life has gone way up, maybe we’ll be better equipped to conquer our other fears.

Satirical Semite: Protocols of the Medics of Zion

The BBC announced a “challenge trial,” where special volunteers in the United Kingdom will be infected with the virus after being injected with the vaccine.

Newsom Likely to Face Recall — But Removal Is a Much...

Newsom’s own behavior suggests that he is preparing a campaign to defeat the recall.

Shocked by the Revelations About Amos Oz? ‘Deal With It,’ Says...

Although these examples do not always shock, they succeed in communicating why Galia feels haunted.

Book Review: A Young Woman’s Spellbinding Journey “From Miniskirt to Hijab”

Anyone who wants to understand American policy vis-à-vis Iran should read this book.

Unscrolled, Parashat Tetzaveh: The Emperor Has No Nose

We are being asked by the Torah to picture. This is no small thing.

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Israeli Supreme Court Rules State Must Grant Citizenship to Non-Orthodox Jewish Converts

Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Hungary’s Crackdown on Artists and Academics

In Eastern Europe, people are being targeted because of who they are, what they study, the stories they tell.

An Open Letter to the Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter

I am dedicated to re-creating the bonds of brotherhood that united Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Why Jewish Vaccine Advocates Shouldn’t be Condescending Towards Those Who Are Hesitant

We should treat individuals who hold these views with respect and listen to their concerns.

Queen Esther Revisited

I invite you to look within and thoughtfully consider the ways that we can be the creators of our own realities this coming year.

Celebrating Purim in a Pandemic

Jews may be loyal citizens and well-entrenched in society, but can we ever let our guard down?

JJ Podcast Network

Curious Times Episode 9: What’s all the fuss about Clubhouse?

A conversation with Shanni Suissa on the latest craze in social media, Clubhouse. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa...

Exploring the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee with ‘True Believer’ Author Abraham Riesman

Everybody knows Stan Lee, but nobody knows Stan Lee— except people like critically-acclaimed writer Abraham Riesman, who has written a new book about the late...

Rabbi Reuven Wolf: Who Is The Jewish Messiah and When Is He Coming?

Rabbi Reuven Wolf of Maayon Yisroel Chassidic Center, takes us deep into Jewish mysticism as Sal and his rabbi explore some tough questions: Why...

Natan Slifkin: Rationalist Judaism

Shmuel Rosner and Natan Slifkin discuss his latest book, "Rationalism vs. Mysticism: Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought." Natan Slifkin, popularly known as the "Zoo Rabbi",...

The Conservative meets the Democrat: Larry Greenfield and Hailey Soifer

 Larry Greenfield is a Fellow at The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship & Political Philosophy and a frequent columnist with The Jewish...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Tetzaveh with Avi Hoffman

This week’s Torah Portion- Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) – continues giving us the instructions concerning the tabernacle, focusing on the role of the priesthood. Our...

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Special Spicy Tuna Spaghetti

This perfect pantry recipe is a great mid-week dinner and a great way to use up some of your chametz before Passover.

Mazel Tov! ‘Wonder Woman’s’ Gal Gadot is Pregnant with Third Child

Mazel Tovs are in order for “Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot and husband Yaron Varsano who are expecting their third child together.

“Bubie’s in Bidud” (Grandma’s in Isolation) — A Delightful Children’s Book by Karen Guth

I have known Karen Guth for many years, both as a friend and as a fellow English teacher in Israel.

Israeli Director Vies for Oscar

In the runups to the annual Academy Awards, true blue and white members of the Tribe around the globe root for the Israeli entry to make the shortlist of foreign language films, vying for an Oscar in the recently renamed “international features” category.

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