Friday, April 9, 2021

In this Transition Moment, A Chance to Appreciate What We Love and What We Miss

Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, many of us are gingerly returning to some of our old activities.

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CUNY Student Senate to Vote on Resolution Rejecting IHRA

The resolution is being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law Students Association and CUNY Students for Justice in Palestine in response to a March resolution adopting IHRA.

Local Rabbi Introduces Social Media Star David Portnoy to Tefillin

David Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports digital media, got more than he bargained for after recently taping one of his popular “One Bite” pizza reviews on Fairfax Blvd

New Technology Connects Holocaust Survivors

Survivors across the U.S. gathered for a virtual commemoration, thanks to a collaboration between The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and Uniper, an innovative Israeli startup.

Biden’s Push for Restoring Aid to Palestinians Faces Legal Hurdles and Brewing Political Crisis

The new administration is pushing more fiscal aid and a return to the negotiating table as Palestinians head for elections in May.

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The series centers on the universal nature and themes of prayer, as well as the hopes and dreams of people with disabilities.
Simplex Interactive is taking part in an Israel-wide pilot program aimed at establishing a commercial drone network.

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Young Israelis Reflect on the Holocaust

As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindle, education changes.

Disney Channel Passover Program Changes “Next Year in Jerusalem” to “Next Year in the Holy Land”

A Disney Channel Passover special is being criticized for replacing the line “Next Year in Jerusalem” recited at the end of the seder to...

Our Living Seder

Out spilled the treasures of a Jew who had witnessed Jewish history in its rawest, purest and most terrifying state.

AFT Head Says Jews Criticizing Unions Are “Part of the Ownership Class”

Weingarten’s remarks were met with criticism from Jewish groups and Twitter polemics.

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Shemini with Claire Bergen

Claire Bergen is a 3rd year student at the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. We discuss parshat Shemini in which, following the seven days of...


Holocaust Education Won’t Succeed Without Storytelling

If you want people to “never forget,” show them human beings with compelling stories.

The Girl with the Funny Hair

Hair comes and goes. Yet we think it is who we are. 

Cloud of Lockdown Still Hovering Above California Schoolchildren

Even as the state begins to open up, this fight is far from over.

Meet the Couple Giving Away their Fortune to Uplift the City...

Many recipients tell social workers and other agents that they feel that their faith in humanity has been restored.

Unscrolled, Shemini: Strange Fire

Perhaps every rebel is actually a prophet, punished by the world they try to wake from its slumber.

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Sudan Cabinet Votes to End Israel Boycott

The Sudanese cabinet voted on April 6 to nullify a 1958 law forbidding the country from forging relations with Israel.

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A Lifetime of Resilience

My version of resilience was not the same — I pushed the envelope and always did the unexpected.

Writing Poetry Helps Me Process the Unspeakable Evils of the Holocaust

(JTA) — Not long after the gruesome reality of the Holocaust had burst onto the world’s consciousness, the philosopher and social theorist Theodor Adorno...

Holocaust Survivors Should Be Recognized With Special Day, Leaders Say

More emphasis needs to be placed on the survivors and the resilience they have demonstrated in rebuilding their lives.

Satirical Semite: Life After Lockdown

We can take elements of Zoom into real life.

Parshat Shemini and the “Jew Is Always Sober” Myth

In our Torah reading this week, a very different view of intoxication is offered.

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Curious Times Episode 19: What Can We Learn During This Transition Moment?

Reflections on how we are negotiating the return to our old lives. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 


Sorry listeners, Esther and Erin don't have time to recap the 4-hour-long Snyder Cut this week because they have to prepare for Passover!!! Realizing...

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...

Gayil Talshir: Understanding Israel’s Fourth Election Results

Shmuel Rosner and Gayil Talshir discuss the 2021 Israeli election results and the reasons why they might signal the end of Benjamin Netanyahu's era. Gayil...

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: Vayikra with Rachel Posner

Before embarking on a second career as a rabbi, Rachel Posner worked as a clinical psychologist for 12 years. The intersection of psychology and...

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Heavenly Challah: Bake the Best Bread

The two challahs that we eat every Friday night and Saturday lunch represent the dewy Manna

David Laskin Breaks New Ground in ‘What Sammy Knew’

The striking similarities between “What Sammy Knew” and today’s social movements are unmistakable.

Israeli and Palestinian Films Face Off for Oscar

In the short films category, both the Israeli and Palestinian entries have placed among the five finalists, no small feat in a field of 174 competitors.

The Stories of Overlooked Female Polish WWII Resistance Fighters

Director Steven Spielberg has optioned the book for a motion picture and signed Batalion to co-write the screenplay.

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