Wednesday, September 30, 2020



‘I’m a Zionist’ Is New Frontier of Israel Activism

Whenever we link anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism, we convey the message that, somehow, anti-Zionism is not bad enough. We figure that adding the inflammatory charge of Jew-hatred is the only way to get the world’s attention.

A Conversation With Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, co-authors of “Never Alone,” spoke with Jewish Journal book editor Jonathan Kirsch via Zoom from Jerusalem.

New Memoir Reveals Natan Sharansky’s Life as a Jewish Activist

From Russia came the first pioneers of the Jewish state in modern Israel, including Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Golda Meir, all...

Students Should Learn About Arabs — and Jews

I also believe that if our children are being taught about Arab Americans, then they also should learn about Jewish Americans.

Two Local Young DNC Delegates Share Their Experiences

Abby Kingsley and Nick Gaines were two of the local delegates at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Newsom Signs CSU Ethnic Studies Curriculum Into Law Despite Opposition From Jewish Groups

Jewish groups argued that the bill will likely lead to pro-BDS advocacy taught in ethnic studies courses.

The Real Problem on College Campuses Is Zionophobia

By hiding behind anti-Zionism — which is more acceptable in polite circles — Jew-hatred can continue undetected.

The Failure of USC Leaders to Condemn Jew-Hatred Allows a Virus to Spread

The resignation of Undergraduate Student Government Vice President Rose Ritch on Wednesday is a scandal in its own right.

USC Student VP Resigns, Says She Was Bullied for Being a Zionist

"Students launched an aggressive social media campaign to 'impeach [my] Zionist a--.' This is anti-Semitism."

Seth Rogen’s Zionist Blind Spot Deserves a Clear-Eyed Zionist Answer

Jewish Hollywood star Seth Rogen thinks it “makes no sense” for the “preservation of Jewish people” to “keep something you’re trying to preserve all in one place—especially when that place is proven to be pretty volatile.”

How Hen Mazzig is Advocating for Jews and Israel Online

Mazzig reclaimed the anti-semitic Twitter hashtag #JewishPrivilege so Jews could recount their own experiences of being Jewish.

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.

B’nai Brith Canada Calls on York University to Discipline Professor for Comparing Zionism to White Supremacy

B’nai Brith Canada launched a petition on June 24 calling on York University in Toronto to take action against a professor for equating Zionism...

Pomona College Senior Class President Shares Instagram Story Saying Zionists Are Racists

The Pomona College senior class president reportedly shared a social media post on her Instagram story accusing Zionists of being racists. The Claremont Independent, a...

Healing Pain. Demanding Justice. 

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbuery. Christian Cooper.  The recent victims of the pandemic of racism and bigotry have eclipsed our nation’s attention to the pandemic...

ADL Report Highlights ‘Significant Trend of Anti-Semitism’ in ‘the Anti-Israel Movement on Campus’

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on May 27 highlighting how anti-Semitism permeates “the anti-Israel movement on .” The report acknowledged that although the...

The Unsung Plumber Who Laid the Foundations for the Zionist Organization ‘The Israel Group’

My father was a poster boy for Zionism. He was never in the limelight but after he found his Judaism, then participated on a...

SFSU Professor Who Called Zionists White Supremacists Selected for Academic Award

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) selected San Francisco State University (SFSU) professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, who in a May 2019 guest lecture...

Every Jew, Not Just Israelis, Should Celebrate Jerusalem Day

Recently, while jogging through Jerusalem’s clean, coronavirus-hushed Old City, I started dreading Yom Yerushalayim. Usually, I love Jerusalem Day. It’s as glorious as Yom...

Can Lag B’Omer Survive Without the Bonfire?

For the second year in a row, Israelis cannot light a fire on Lag B’Omer. Last year, it was because of the potential for...

On Israel’s 72nd Birthday, We Must Fight For The Two State Solution

This is not a season that invites calm reflection. Too much is in play. The agenda is crowded with controversy. New possibilities tantalize but...

Jews Are An Indigenous People. Let’s Decolonize Our Identity.

I recently joined the new Moise Safra Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Having spent most of my life in Ashkenazi synagogues...

It’s Time to Talk About Australia’s Anti-Semitism Problem

My father flinches if you call him “Jew.” He was traumatized by his family’s experience as Russian Jews in Stamford Hill, a neighborhood in inner...

Speakers Stress Need for Bipartisan Support of Israel at AIPAC

Several speakers on the main stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on March 1-3 in Washington, D.C., spoke about...

The Man Building the Galilee Culinary Institute

Nathan Hoffman has been tapped to build and launch the Galiliee Culinary Institute. “To me, food is fuel,” Hoffman said. “You can literally give...

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...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Beshalach with Rabbi Meir Azari

Rabbi Meir Azari was appointed as the Senior Rabbi of The Tel Aviv Beit Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism in 1991.  Under his leadership...

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...

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