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As An Asian Israeli, The Coronavirus Has Awakened Me to Our Racism

On February 16, a young Taiwanese woman posted on the popular Facebook group Secret Tel Aviv that she was riding her bicycle and a...

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...

Jews Always Are Scapegoated for Pandemics. Are We Safe Today?

The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of 100 million to 200 million people in...

ADL Publishes Guide on Anti-Semitic Tropes for Candidates and Congress

The Anti-Defamation League shared a new guide to contemporary anti-Semitism with Congress members and candidates running for national office in 2020. “Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to...

‘The Plot Against America’ Explains How Holocaust ‘Can Happen Here’ Says Producer

Set in the 1940s, Philip Roth’s 2004 novel “The Plot Against America” hypothesizes a chilling alternative history in which hero aviator and Nazi sympathizer...

‘Viral’ Explores the Origin and Impact of Global Anti-Semitism

In Jewish communities across the United States, the signs are literally on the wall. Anti-Semitism is on the rise and attacks against Jews are...

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...

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...

Israeli Ambassador Tells AIPAC That Israel Will ‘Be America’s Most Important Ally in the 21st Century’

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 3...

At AIPAC, UK Chief Rabbi Urges American Jews to Unite Against Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Ephraim Mirvis called for American Jews to unite against anti-Semitism during his March 3 speech at the American...

Pence Says at AIPAC, ‘Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitism’ Is Gov’t Policy

Vice President Mike Pence said during his March 2 speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, D.C., that...

Biden to AIPAC: I Support Both Israel and a Palestinian State

In a video address, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on...

Klobuchar at AIPAC Condemns Anti-Semitism

On the first day of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington D.C. on March 1, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar...

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...

Uncle Bernie’s Anti-Semitism Problem

Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders announced he will boycott this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference because of the “bigotry” of leaders it...

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...

Labour Party Expels 25 Members for Allegations of Anti-Semitism

The Labour Party expelled 25 of its members on February 12 over allegations of anti-Semitism. The Jewish Chronicle (JC) reported the expelled members had issued...

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...

Berkeley Jewish Students Walk Out of Student Gov Meeting as Protesters Chant ‘Free Palestine’

Several Jewish students at UC Berkeley walked out of a student government meeting Feb. 3 because pro-Palestinian students chanted “Free Palestine!” during the meeting. The...

The 2020 Mensch List

This year marks our 15th Mensch issue. The dozen individuals profiled here reflect their commitment to the local community and beyond.  This year’s honorees include...

True Unity, True Love

With just a few Facebook messages and some phone calls, tens of thousands of Jews marched together in New York City on Jan. 5...

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Inspires Sephardic Temple

Appearing at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel on Jan. 21 before a sold-out crowd of close to 600 people, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former...

A Stronger Response

Culturally, we Jews are disposed to seek out and help those who are demonized and treated unjustly. We lend our support to people and causes...

Non-Jews in Kippahs: Solidarity or Cultural Appropriation?

In reaction to surging anti-Semitism, some advocates are calling for non-Jews to put on kippahs and take to the streets. In May, an official...

Anti-Semitism in America: When Is It Enough?

It’s an old trope: “Don’t get too comfortable, anti-Semitism is just around the corner.” My parents used to say it all the time. My...

Campus Anti-Semitism Made Me a Zionist

As an undergraduate at the New School, a very liberal college, I would roll my eyes whenever my dad talked about Israel and its...

Would French Jews Move to Israel? (I Guess We’ll Never Know)

1.   This week, Israelis are fed a large dose of remembrance, as foreign leaders, including the Vice President of the United States, the Presidents of...

Murder and Anti-Semitism in 1900s-Set ‘Vienna Blood’

A young criminal profiler teams up with a veteran detective to solve a series of grisly murders in a new TV miniseries. Although it...

Esther Rbibo on How to Talk to Kids About Anti-Semitism

A well-intentioned relative recently emailed me an article about the attack in Monsey, N.Y. He also sent a copy to my 12-year-old daughter. I...

One Nation, One Heart Prevails

Two days after the massive Jan. 5 “No Hate. No Fear.” solidarity march in New York City, I heard Elan Carr, U.S. Special Envoy...

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‘Ask the Rabbi’ Online Class Zoombombed With Anti-Semitic Remarks, Nudity

A recent “Ask the Rabbi” online class for a private New York Orthodox girls’ high school was Zoombombed. CBS News reported on April 2 that...

Empire Kosher Closes Chicken Processing Plant for 2 Weeks After Employees Test Positive for the Coronavirus

(JTA) — Empire Kosher closed its processing plant in Pennsylvania after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. But chickens are expected to be available...

Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction in Daniel Pearl Murder Case

An appeals court in Karachi, Pakistan, has overturned the murder conviction of the man sentenced to death for masterminding the kidnapping and beheading...

Swastikas Found on Maryland Synagogue

Swastikas and other slurs were found spray-painted on a Maryland synagogue on the morning of March 28. The Washington Jewish Week reported that the vandalism...

Adelson Says He Will Continue to Pay Employees During Shutdown and Urges Other Employers to Do So

Jewish philanthropist and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson wrote in an April 1 New York Post op-ed that he will continue to pay all of...
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