On the Frontlines of Progressive Anti-Semitism – The New York Times

| November 17, 2019

All of this puts progressive Jews like myself in an extraordinarily difficult position. We often refrain from calling out anti-Semitism on our side for fear of our political bona fides being questioned or, worse, losing friends or being smeared as the things we most revile: racist, white supremacist, colonialist and so on

Weekend Alert: Miss S.I. Pageant, Vic DiBitetto and a night of art at the St. George, disco, rock and much more! – SILive.com

| November 17, 2019

From left, Lauren Molella and Sarah Lawrence of Eltingville, Miss New York Outstanding Teen, pose at Violette's Cellar, Grant City.

Former SS guard goes on trial over 5,230 murders in what could be last ever Nazi prosecution of its kind – The Independent

| November 17, 2019

In what could possibly be the last court case of its kind, a former Nazi concentration camp guard is on trial in Hamburg.

In An Era With Two Jewish Centers, We Need A New Zionism – Forward

| November 17, 2019

Its no secret that we Jews are living in divided times. In recent years, more and more American Jews have become frustrated with specific Israeli policies and are defining their entire relationship with Israel by the areas of their disagreement. That has led to more American Jews publicly criticizing Israel, which has led to more division within the American Jewish community itself.

Why Jewish Studies Is More Relevant Than Ever – Forward

| November 17, 2019

If youre a Jewish studies scholar, you know a truth that many American Jews dont understand.

My Life Was Saved by the Tefillin I Gave Away – Chabad.org

| November 17, 2019

There are times when Divine providence is so stark that youcannot help but take notice.

New energy in the friendship between China and Israel – The Jerusalem Post

| November 17, 2019

It was my great pleasure to join the Fourth Annual Conference on Israels China Policy this Thursday.I am privileged to share my take on China, its relations with Israel and the world.My colleague told me that we had robust discussions in the morning about the opportunities and challenges for China and Israel in a changing world.Indeed, China is a trending topic. Israel, like many other countries, has an increasing appetite for China-related information, and the debate on how to deal with China is also gaining traction

After Halle, Trying Not To Misuse The Tragedy – Jewish Week

| November 17, 2019

One month ago, a neo-Nazi tried to kill me, along with about 70 other Jews, while we prayed in synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur. We were miraculously saved, but two others tragically lost their lives when the gunman, blocked by a locked door, opened fire on those outside. I am an American Jew who, together with my wife, Rabbi Rebecca Blady, leads a grassroots Hillel-affiliated program called Base Berlin, which offers cultural and spiritual programming for young people in Berlin and around Germany

And Hashem heard the voice of Yishmael – The Jewish Star

| November 17, 2019

By Rabbi David Etengoff One of the many challenging verses in our parasha, Vayera, concerns the nature of Yishmaels behavior at the moment he is about to die of thirst: And G-d heard kol hanaar (the lads voice), and an angel of G-d called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, What is troubling you, Hagar?

The ethical, social and Jewish implications of Artificial Intelligence – Jewish News

| November 17, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important ethical issue of our age. It already impacts on so much of our social interactions and work-life patterns.