Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Why Is Anti-Semitism So Easy to Forgive?

Anti-Semitism appears to be the one bigotry immune to cancellation.

Set Up to Fail: The Liability of Being a Jew on Campus

Sephardic, Mizrahi and Jewish students of color can play a huge role in taking back the Jewish voice.

America’s Jews and Christians Are Failing the Test of Their Lives

The seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested.

Annexation Will Not End the World

Israel bashers need no excuse to hate Jews.

Asylum, Which Made the United States a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

The America that welcomed us when we escaped religious persecution is in danger of disappearing.

How Jewish Lives Matter Became All Lives Matter

“Black lives matter” shouldn’t be inclusive to all or its important message will be lost, just as our anti-Semitism bill was diluted to total ineffectiveness.

My Black and Jewish Identity Cannot – And Will Not – Be Separated

Black lives matter unconditionally, not only when they can be conveniently commodified and misrepresented to attack Jews.

JQ International Celebrates Pride Month and Juneteenth at Virtual Shabbat Event

On June 19, LGBTQ Jewish nonprofit JQ International brought music, poetry, prayer and meaningful conversations to its Shabbat service, welcoming more than 100 participants...

Jewish and LGBTQ? Here’s When Hollywood Got It Right

From "Transparent" to "Call Me By Your Name," these characters gave voice to LGBTQ Jews.

Amid a National Reckoning Over Race, Jews are Embracing Juneteenth

Juneteenth has experienced a surge of interest this year amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.

Virtual Conference Calls for Safety, Respect, Equity in Jewish Spaces

When Elana Wien came aboard as Safety Respect Equity (SRE) Network’s first executive director in November 2019, she undertook a multi-month listening tour with...

My Existence as Transgender and Jewish is not an Oxymoron

Transgender Jews are not asking rabbis’ permission to transition. We are asking for acceptance of our transition.

‘Minority of One’: How Hussein Aboubakr Risked His Life to Become a Warrior for Peace

The Muslim pro-Israel activist risked his life for religious tolerance.

Dear Jews: The Summer of 2020 Is Not About Us

An extraordinary moment has arisen in America that taps into a deep history of racism that predates the birth of our country. But instead of...

How Will History View the Jews Who Join Protests?

Jews who marched proclaiming that Black Lives Matter may soon see their efforts devalued, their motives questioned.

We Should Not Have to Choose Between Advocating For Black Lives and Against Anti-Semitism

We must reject this false choice and those telling us to simply support Black Lives Matters without questioning any anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Meet the Boogaloo Bois, the Violent Right-Wing Extremists Who (Mostly) Don’t Hate the Jews

There are men showing up to the George Floyd protests in body armor and Hawaiian shirts and they want to start a civil war.

How Jews Can Be Better Allies to Black Americans

Many Jews are looking to be better allies against racism. Here's how.

I’m a Black, Jewish Teen Calling For Unity

This should not only be black people vs. the police, black people vs. the government, or black vs. white.

Today Jews Need to Support Black Lives Matter; Tomorrow We Can Talk About Israel

The morning after I saw the video of George Floyd’s death-by-police, I gave a small donation to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and shared a...

Unrest, and Rabbi Hanina’s Advice

There’s no better week to be reminded of a short lesson from the Mishnah in Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”): “Rabbi Hanina, the...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Rabbi Rachel Isaacs on Shavuot

Rachel Isaacs was ordained in 2011 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she studied as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, Isaacs is the spiritual leader...

Biden Represents Change Consistent With Jewish Values

In less than six months, we Americans will face the most important election of our lifetimes, which will determine the character of our nation...

Jewish Mathematicians Who Changed the Course of History

Jewish Contributions to Humanity #2: Original research by Walter L. Field. Sponsored by Irwin S. Field. JOHN VON NEUMANN (1903-1957) b. Budapest, Hungary. By the time John...

How Jews Helped Discover the Real World

Jewish Contributions to Humanity #1: Original research by Walter L. Field. Sponsored by Irwin S. Field. ABRAHAM CRESQUES (1325-1387) b. Majorca, Spain. The Mapmaker. A distinguished Spanish...

Who Is a Real Israeli?

What does it mean to be American? Or French? Or British? Is it just me, or is this question asked more about Israelis than...

In ‘Don’t Go Crazy Without Me’ Deborah A. Lott Unpacks Being ‘Extraordinary’ Or Mentally Ill

Lott is a widely published memoirist, essayist and reporter, and the author of “In Session: The Bond Between Women and Their Therapists.” She teaches...

New App IWalk Preserves Holocaust Survivors’ Stories, Where They Took Place

Each year since 1988, the March of the Living has brought together thousands of people from around the world — survivors, families, teens —...

Remembering to Remember: We Must Reinvent Holocaust Memorial Day

1. Does anti-Semitism ever decline? Reading the annual reports of organizations that deal with this phenomenon might give you the impression that no —...

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Howard Dean Says ‘AJC Gets No Points’ for Hiring Christian as Director of Combating Anti-Semitism

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) head and former presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted on July 11 that the American Jewish Committee “gets no points”...

NY Orthodox Jewish Man Assaulted, Subjected to Anti-Semitic Slurs

A 51-year-old Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn reportedly was assaulted and subjected to anti-Semitic slurs as he was walking home on July 12. The Algemeiner...

Newsom Announces Shutdown of Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Bars and Other Businesses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on July 13 that indoor operations of various businesses statewide, including restaurants, are going to be shut down for...