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Friday, March 5, 2021

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.

Tisha B'Av

Stephen Wise Temple/AJC Webinar Discusses Ethnic Studies

Stephen Wise Temple held a Zoom webinar on the evening of March 3 to discuss California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).

CPAC Stage Designer Says They Didn’t Know That Stage Looked Like Nazi Symbol

The company that designed the stage for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida told The Forward that they didn’t know that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.

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.

US Reportedly Renews Investigation of Israeli Spyware Company NSO Group

Probe may be part of larger Biden shift emphasizing human rights, scrutinizing Saudi Arabia

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote in a February 23 letter to American Zionist Movement President Richard D. Heideman that the Biden administration “enthusiastically embraces” the International Holocaust Remembrance...
Pomerantz and I part ways in two critical junctures.

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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.

The IHRA Definition Has Space To Criticize Israel

The IHRA guidelines provide an excellent framework to focus discussions on facts instead of shouting self-serving slogans.

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...

Reps. Grace Meng and Ted Lieu Join Anti-Semitism Task Force Leadership

The newcomers replace two Jewish members, also Democrats, in leadership positions.

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.

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.

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.

Comedy Central Founder Art Bell Releases New Book, “Constant Comedy”

It all started in 1989, when HBO launched The Comedy Channel.

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, Ki Tisa: When the Jews and God Turned Back

Distance and duration are central to this reconciliation narrative.

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ICC Announces War Crimes Investigation Into Israel

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on March 3 that they are officially launching a war crimes investigation into Israel over the treatment of...

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Lady Gaga’s Got Nothing on Morah Sandi

She is as good as any working performer out there today.

Carrying Our Brokenness

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

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.

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.

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.

“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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