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  • UN Partition Plan: The first step towards normalizing Israeli-Arab relations | Kenneth Jacobson

    UN Partition Plan: The first step towards normalizing Israeli-Arab relations | Kenneth Jacobson

    It is an irony of history that one of the most important days in the modern life of the Jewish people is associated with the United Nations, a body that has been involved in some of the most egregious anti-Israel activities over the decades. The important day was the United Nations vote on November 29, […]

  • Just ask me: Inside America’s great teacher resignation | Hope Blecher

    Just ask me: Inside America’s great teacher resignation | Hope Blecher

    In response to The New York Times, Opinion Video, Nov. 18, 2022:Empty Classrooms, Abandoned Kids: Inside America’s Great Teacher Resignation.  Room 222, Welcome Back Kotter, and The Secret Life of an American Teenager were among the television shows I watched that depicted school. Among the books that included chapters about school were Little House on […]

  • How much light? A Hannukah meditation | Menachem Creditor

    How much light? A Hannukah meditation | Menachem Creditor

    “תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: מִצְוַת חֲנוּכָּה, נֵר אִישׁ וּבֵיתוֹ. וְהַמְהַדְּרִין, נֵר לְכׇל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד. וְהַמְהַדְּרִין מִן הַמְהַדְּרִין, בֵּית שַׁמַּאי אוֹמְרִים: יוֹם רִאשׁוֹן מַדְלִיק שְׁמֹנָה, מִכָּאן וְאֵילָךְ פּוֹחֵת וְהוֹלֵךְ. וּבֵית הִלֵּל אוֹמְרִים: יוֹם רִאשׁוֹן מַדְלִיק אַחַת, מִכָּאן וְאֵילָךְ מוֹסִיף וְהוֹלֵךְ. …” “The Sages taught: The basic mitzvah of Hannukah is each day to have one light kindled per […]

  • Be a maccabee | Gwen Cooper

    Be a maccabee | Gwen Cooper

    “We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender. We will add your distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to ours. Resistance is futile.” Thankfully, there are no nano probes being injected. This is the continuing saga of the assimilation of American Jewry across the country, and indeed internationally. I have lived in […]

  • The slaughter of the Jews of Silale | Grant Arthur Gochin

    The slaughter of the Jews of Silale | Grant Arthur Gochin

    Leyb Koniuchowsky collected 121 testimonies from Holocaust victims, which were made public in: The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews: The Testimonies of 121 Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in Lithuanian, recorded by Leyb Koniuchowsky, in Displaced Persons’ Camps (1946-48). My speech at the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Center on October 27, 2022 is here: […]

  • The Reminder of Death | Howard Kaplan

    The Reminder of Death | Howard Kaplan

    I’ve had three deaths in my Los Angele universe the last three weeks. 65, 73, 75. In order: Sara Flint Greenberg had ALS, 65. I knew her in the 1980s. She cheated on her boyfriend with me once, but those kind of things for me create a bond (not the cheating) and I drove way […]

  • Nazi Name-Calling | Leah Richman

    Nazi Name-Calling | Leah Richman

    LGBTQ Pride Jewish star by Rabbi Leah Richman Comparing views you don’t agree with as similar to those held by Nazis both belittles the Shoah (Holocaust) and is a non-starter for civil discourse. Name-calling in general ramps up negative rhetoric and detracts from the useful exchange of opinions in the marketplace of ideas. To give […]

  • Time to fight the misinformation about the right | James J. Marlow

    Time to fight the misinformation about the right | James J. Marlow

    James J. Marlow is a broadcast journalist and public relations media consultant. He has previously worked for ITN, EuroNews, Reuters, Daily Mail, Daily Express, LBC Radio, Sky News and GB News. In addition he has trained and prepared hundreds of business and entertainment people, politicians and Rabbis, for the media, including television, radio and audiences. […]

  • Sisterly love, a model for divine mercy | Mordechai Silverstein

    Sisterly love, a model for divine mercy | Mordechai Silverstein

    The interaction between Rachel and Leah, the two sisters who became Yaakov’s wives was not simple. Yaakov fell in love with the younger of the two, Rachel, and intended to take her as his wife. The girls’ father, Lavan, however, deceived him and unbeknownst to Yaakov, he betrothed Leah instead. Only later was Yaakov able […]

  • Doha Misused FIFA For Pushing its Extremist Agenda | Manish Rai

    Doha Misused FIFA For Pushing its Extremist Agenda | Manish Rai

    FIFA world cup is currently going on in Qatar, which indeed is the first Arab and Muslim country to host this global megaevent. Although Qatar is a country of just three million, mostly expatriates from South Asia, but it will welcome around three million visitors for a month. An estimated five billion worldwide will watch […]