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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Senator Manchin: Biden’s Ambassador to the GOP

Biden has managed to achieve a bipartisan bill without any Republican support.

Tisha B'Av

The Conditions Abbas Must Meet

We’re still waiting for the PA to keep its promises.

More Than 100 People Protest Anti-Semitism in Ethnic Studies

More than 100 people showed up to protest anti-Semitism in the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) and in education more broadly on the afternoon...

Fela Shapell, 9/23/1922 – 2/11/2021

Fela Shapell, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, devoted wife of 65 years, Holocaust survivor, and philanthropist, passed away peacefully in her home in Los...

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With vaccinations spreading rapidly like millions of bees pollinating prairies, our country is finally starting to come out of its hibernation.
The real battle for conversion in Israel takes place between two Orthodox factions.

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Protesting the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

Jews have been told that they have to check their Jewish identity at the door if they want to be accepted.

The Libelous Claims on National SJP’s Panel

It’s entirely unfair — perhaps even anti-Semitic — to hold the Zionist movement accountable for what a non-Jew said.

What Can Israel Do for America?

“I am concerned about the threat of assimilation by American Jews and about the high cost of a Jewish education in this country."

UCLA Student Gov’t Passes Resolution Accusing Israel of “Ethnic Cleansing”

The UCLA student government passed a resolution on March 3 alleging that the Israeli government is committing “ethnic cleansing” against the Palestinians. The Journal obtained...

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: The Psychic Asparagus

Another alternative is to catch up on the important news items that we may have missed.

In the Spirit of Debate: My Response to Pomerantz

Pomerantz and I part ways in two critical junctures.

Lauren Tarshis Teaches Kids About Resilience in Graphic Novel

“I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944” shows the protagonists fighting back against the Nazis and succeeding.

Film Review: Intermarriage, Iranian Jewish Style

“Over My Dead Body” chronicles the response of an Iranian Jewish family in Beverly Hills to the news that their daughter has decided to marry a Muslim Iranian.

Unscrolled, Ki Tisa: When the Jews and God Turned Back

Distance and duration are central to this reconciliation narrative.

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Israel

Vaccines Are The Perfect Opportunity For The Abraham Accords To Shine

If states that have diplomatic relations with Israel agree to serve as middlemen, Israel can use them as a passthrough to provide the vaccines that will go to Palestinians.

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A Letter to the IQC and the State Board of Education about Ethnic Studies

I strongly oppose the 2021 California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

Shefa: The Jewish “Secret”

In order to attract shefa, we must fashion ourselves into vessels primed for ever-increasing blessing.

Two Jews Versus a Peloton

Another device to buy, another day of delay! Would the Peloton ever be complete?

How Jewish Students Are Combatting Anti-Semitism on Campus: A Panel

Five students shared their experiences with on-campus anti-Semitism during a March 2 panel.

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.

JJ Podcast Network

Curious Times Episode 10: How Serious is Cancel Culture?

Thoughts on the erosion of free speech, the new times we're entering and this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen...

Sacha, Sorkin, Schitt & Shtisel: The Golden Globes and Beyond

After acknowledging the first anniversary of COVID hitting America, the Bagels are not getting ready for the Holiday of Matzah and are reviewing the...

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 Ki Tisa with David Helfand

David Helfand is a fourth year rabbinical student at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies where he is also pursuing a masters degree in...

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Mouthwatering Moroccan Matbucha

A Star of the Maghreb kitchen, Matbucha, a dish of cooked tomatoes, roasted peppers, garlic and chili peppers, literally means cooked in Arabic.

“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.

Neal Shusterman on Judaism, the Pandemic, and his Latest Book

“My rabbi once said that my stories always seem to have a lot of Talmudic thought in them.”

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