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Blake Flayton

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The Dos and Don’ts of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

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It is essential for any prospective Bar or Bat Mitzvah-goer to know what they’re getting themselves into.

The Conflict of Critical Race Theory

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According to the great blue-check-marked accounts of Twitter, Terry McAuliffe sunk his chances against rival Glenn Youngkin for Governor of Virginia when he said in a September debate, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

My Visit to a School in Harlem that Teaches Hebrew and Israeli Culture

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Harlem is a place known for its rich history—from Black music, literature, and culture, to Jewish artistry and community.

Mourner’s Kaddish for the Sunrise Movement

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It should come as no surprise that branches of the organization would turn to scapegoating Jews and Jewish groups as a desperate attempt at relevancy.

Israeli Pride and Prejudice

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Not only does IGY champion LGBT rights, but also relationships between those who are consistently portrayed as enemies.

Let Non-Jews Play Jews

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This week on The Sarah Silverman Podcast, Silverman discussed an issue that has recently been circulating in Jewish discourse: Jewface.

The “Because” of Judaism

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Kii offers a space for young Jews from across New York City for Shabbat meals, holiday celebrations, and a general place to connect with peers and strangers in a Jewish setting.

Should Zionists Oppose Foreign Aid?

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This week, the Congresswomen of “The Squad” pushed to rescind $1 billion in American foreign aid to Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, predictably whipping the American Jewish community into a frenzy.

On Living and Dead Jews

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Jewish authors have often tended away from providing fully-realized endings or redemptive storylines, opting instead to paint the world as it truly is: nuanced and complex.

The Season of Our Joy

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Perhaps the ancient Israelites were onto something when they designated Sukkot as the 'festival of our joy.'”

The Real Meaning of Durban

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The juxtaposition of Durban and 9/11 was a dark omen for the future of the virus of antisemitism, which officially mutated in order to win the support of the Enlightened western masses.

Fighting Antisemitism? Okay, Boomer.

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The lack of interest in fighting antisemitism among young people isn't about Zionism or Israel.

Don’t Let the Anti-Semites Hijack Black Lives Matter

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We cannot overlook the virus of Jew-hatred when it infects a movement we should be proud to be a part of. 

There Is No Such Thing as Partisan Anti-Semitism

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On May 19, during an online fundraiser with Jewish Democratic donors, Vice President Joe Biden listened to and answered pertinent and pressing questions from...

Bernie Sanders’ Exit Is A Painful Necessity For Jews

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The orthodoxy of Bernie-ism no longer mandated Medicare For All and a Green New Deal, but a sharp disdain for Jewish people-hood.

American Jews, It’s Time to Get Behind Joe Biden

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Like millions of people across the nation, I was glued to my computer screen the night of Super Tuesday. Around 11:30 p.m., I was...

The Gay Rights Movement Has an Anti-Semitism Problem

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My identity as a Jew and my identity as a gay man are inseparable. Contrary to traditional beliefs regarding religion and sexuality, I believe...
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