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The Dos and Don’ts of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

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

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

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

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

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

Let Non-Jews Play Jews

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

The “Because” of Judaism

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?

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

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

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

The Real Meaning of Durban

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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