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Rasha Abdel Latif, a director at Partners Global who joined the Amnesty USA board last year, has written or shared posts on Twitter dignifying the murder of Jewish-Israeli civilians, praising … more
When Theodor Herzl began to advocate for the reestablishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, many Jews agreed with his ideology but considered his idea impractical. The Ottoman Empire ruled … more
I understand why universities boast about their most famous graduates. But should a university boast about a graduate who has claimed that members of US Congress are “bought and paid for … more
Have you heard of the Farhud? A recent poll found that only 7 percent of Israelis have heard about it. This anti-Jewish massacre — Farhud means “forced dispossession” in Arabic … more
Twenty-two years after a Palestinian suicide bomber devastated the Sbarro pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, the 16th victim of that massacre succumbed to her injuries. Chana Nachenberg, an … more
It took the City University of New York nearly three weeks to do it, but the public university’s chancellor and board of trustees eventually got around to condemning an … more
With Shavuot past, we now come to the second cycle in the weekly study of the Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). While the core observance of this study is between Pesach and Shavuot, the … more
We all love getting those cute three-minute video clips during the day that give us a laugh or a smile. Recently, someone sent me a clip that got me thinking. In it, a fellow gives his two sons a … more
I was in a total fog during my first year in high school. I am convinced that my experience then was not unique. I entered a strange school, much larger than the one I had attended previously, … more
There have been times when one passage in this week’s parsha, Behaaloscha, was, for me, little less than lifesaving. No leadership position is easy. Leading Jews is harder still. And … more
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