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Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court – The …

| November 22, 2017

Most Hasidic women do not pursue high-profile success in the outside world. They are taught their most sacred role is to maintain the religious sanctity of their home and raise their children. What a woman does in order to enhance her glory is not put herself out as an example to other people in the public domain, but rather in private, in the home, said Samuel Heilman, a professor of sociology at City University of New York and an expert on the Orthodox and Hasidic communities

The Talmud | ReformJudaism.org

| November 21, 2017

The Talmud (Hebrew for study) is one of the central works of the Jewish people. It is the record of rabbinic teachings that spans a period of about six hundred years, beginning in the first century C.E. and continuing through the sixth and seventh centuries C.E

What is Zionism? – True Torah Jews | Against Zionism

| October 3, 2017

Zionism is a movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1896 whose goal is the return of Jews to Eretz Yisrael, or Zion, the Jewish synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. The name of “Zionism” comes from the hill Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was situated

What is Anti-Semitism? | ADL

| September 26, 2017

Hostility toward Jews dates to ancient times, perhaps to the beginning of Jewish history. From the days of the Bible until the Roman Empire, Jews were criticized and sometimes punished for their efforts to remain a separate social and religious group one that refused to adopt the values and the way of life of the non-Jewish societies in which it lived.

Touro Synagogue History

| September 22, 2017

Origins First Jews in Newport. The small but growing colony of Newport, Rhode Island received its first Jewish residents in the 17th century, possibly as early as 1658. The earliest known Jewish settlers arrived from Barbados, where a Jewish community had existed since the 1620s

Zionism Cannot Be Compared To Nazism Even If Richard Spencer And JVP Say So – Forward

| August 25, 2017

It was offensive enough when, in the aftermath of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, the white supremacist leader Richard Spencer called himself a white Zionist, comparing his form of Nazism to the belief in a homeland for the Jews. It was even more distressing to read on these pages a supportive rendering of that assertion by Naomi Dann of the radical group Jewish Voice for Peace. We work hard to reflect a range of American Jewish opinion, which is why the piece and reaction to it was published.

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Another perspective on the Wall – The Jewish Standard

| August 24, 2017

FIRST PERSON Six months ago, a few days before I left New Jersey for a sabbatical in Israel, I said goodbye to a beloved teacher and friend of mine, who is Orthodox. Having lived in Israel for an extended period, he had many helpful suggestions and one plea. Whatever you do, just promise me that you wont go to the Kotel on Rosh Chodesh with Women of the Wall

After Charlottesville, And With High Holidays Ahead, ADL Reaches Out To Jewish Institutions Over Security – Algemeiner

| August 24, 2017

Email a copy of “After Charlottesville, And With High Holidays Ahead, ADL Reaches Out To Jewish Institutions Over Security” to a friend Demonstrators carry Nazi and Confederate flags in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12. Photo: Anthony Crider via Wikimedia Commons.

Casting Zionism As ‘White Nationalism’ Is Anti-Semitism …

| August 24, 2017

[T]he destiny of the modern Jew is tragic beyond expression and comprehensionso tragic that they laugh at you when you speak of it, and this is the greatest tragedy at all. Isaac Deutscher, The Non-Jewish Jew When neo-Nazis and white nationalists marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, last week, they chanted anti-Semitic slogans like, Jews will not replace us. Even before the march, Nazi websites had posted calls to marchers to burn down a synagogue there


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