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Sunday, July 12, 2020

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It’s Better to Be Safe Than in the ICU

Toward the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic surge in Los Angeles, local rabbis made the incredibly difficult decision to close most synagogues, day schools...

The Conspiracy Theories Around HIAS, Debunked

We spoke with HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield and ZOA president Morton Klein to debunk some of the accusations against HIAS.

COVID-19 Doesn’t Have to Devastate Nursing Homes

Since the first report of the coronavirus impacting a nursing home in Kirkland, Wa., geriatricians around the country have been concerned. For good reason,...

Jewish Ethical Questions Around Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to some of the most complex and significant medical-ethics dilemmas in recent history, namely the question of triaging...

Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust and the Writers Who Revealed It

“Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust” is a powerful, poignant and painful exploration of the murder by bullets of Lithuanian Jews by Lithuanian nationalists...

This Virus Represents The Global Death of Human Ego

As a deadly, invisible force sweeps the planet, something profound is happening. We are in Hollywood late-show host Jimmy Fallon’s home as his daughter climbs...

Anti-Semitism and Israel Advocacy Matters Even More During Coronavirus

There’s no doubt that anti-Semites and Israel detractors haven’t gone away simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the coronavirus, they, too, have mutated...

Climate Activism Will Stop the Next Pandemic

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” So begins Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s book “The Social Contract.” I’ve been thinking about that line...

Viruses and the Jewish Microbe Hunters

The Netherlands in the 17th century was a country of great tolerance, having welcomed the Jews (including renowned physicians) driven out of Spain and...

Coronavirus: How to Keep Things in Perspective

Regardless of whether the new coronavirus is classified as a pandemic, it is a serious issue. In less than two months, it has spread...

Stranded at Home: How Israel’s Travel Precautions Against Coronavirus Affect the Lives of Israeli Citizens and Travelers

Some Israelis think the bans are extreme, while others are sympathetic to Israel’s unprecedented precautions against the spread of the coronavirus. Ravit Luz, a resident...

Scripps College Helping Spread a Deadly 1,000 Year-Old Virus

Millennials aren’t the only ones with little connection to history. The esteemed humanities department of the respected Scripps College failed to consult a little relevant...

Point-Counterpoint: How to Vote on Measure R

Measure R, which will be on Los Angeles County voters’ ballots in the March 3 election, is a proposal to expand the powers of...

Jewish Groups at JCPA Conference Discuss Methods to Combat Anti-Semitism

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) held its national conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8-11. Speakers from various Jewish organizations shared tools...

The Fist of Evil: S.Y. Agnon Confronts Anti-Semitism

On Nov. 24, 1961, in the shadow of the Adolf Eichmann trial, Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a review of journalist and war correspondent William...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Legacy in Words, Deeds

As we honor on Jan. 20 civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968, we find that after so...

Abraham, Sodom and America in Crisis

The United States in 2020 is facing a political and spiritual crossroads of major proportions. The current presidency has evoked in many a deep...

Justice From the MQ-9 Grim Reaper

Would the United States government have been within its legal rights to assassinate Osama bin Laden if it had possessed intelligence that bin Laden...

Three Questions for the Year Ahead

The year 2019 was tumultuous. Israel held two elections, with a third coming in March; long-awaited indictments of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three...

Hanukkah: I Have a Dream!

Starting on the 25th of the month of Kislev, Jews celebrate the 165 B.C.E. victory of the Maccabees, a brave troop of priest-warriors who...

Did Covering Up Black Nationalist Hate Lead to Kosher Market Shooting?

The New York Times called Black Hebrew Israelites “sidewalk ministers” who practice “tough love.” The Washington Post described them as nonviolent and their anti-Semitic “street...

Jewish Community on Edge After Jersey City Supermarket Attack

The week after the anti-Semitic attack on a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., has brought more information but little comfort to the Jewish...

Make No Mistake, Anti-Semitism Happens Everywhere

Articles about rising anti-Semitism and attacks on Jews in German streets often are paraded as proof as that European Jewry has no future, and...

Theologians Tackle Climate Change Crisis

This Thanksgiving, a “bomb cyclone” menaced northern California. In the Los Angeles area, the Getty fire temporarily closed the American Jewish University (AJU) main...

Brooke Goldstein Upholds the Civil Rights of Jews

When Brooke Goldstein was in her third year at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, her graduation was...

Simms/Mann Think Tank Offers Latest in Early Childhood Development

More than 300 people attended the sixth annual Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank on Oct. 28 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts...

Victoria Mann Simms: Changing the World One Family at a Time

Victoria Mann Simms is dedicated to helping young children grow and thrive.  The Los Angeles-based nationally recognized child development specialist and philanthropist is focused on creating...

Carrying the High Holy Days’ Lessons Through the Rest of the Year

October was a month filled with holiday festivities, meals, friends, gatherings and prayers — everything important in an active Jewish life. But after the...

What Do Jews and Kurds Have in Common?

Kurds have more in common with Jews than I had ever imagined before I arrived in northern Iraq last week to interview refugees fleeing...

Three Jews, Two Links, One Lesson

On Nov. 10, Norman Podhoretz, the legendary editor of Commentary magazine, will receive the Herzl Prize from philanthropic and educational institution Tikvah. It is...

New Articles

Barack Obama 2012 Alum Aaron Keyak to Head Joe Biden’s Jewish Outreach

Keyak is a longtime Democratic political strategist who worked for Barack Obama.

Eagles Announce DeSean Jackson Will Be Disciplined but Will Remain on Team

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on July 10 that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be disciplined over his social media posts but will remain on...

‘Free Palestine’ Spray-Painted on University of Wisconsin Hillel

Out of 44,411 students at the university, 5,200 of them are Jewish.

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