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Jewish History Lectures : Rabbi Wein : Jewish Destiny

| January 1, 2022

Sunday, December 26, 2021 Many of the Torah commentaries point out that unlike our forefathers, Moshe, in this week's opening verses to the Parsha, did not accept that God's promises of redemption for the Jewish people had not yet been fulfilled. In God's response to this, we sense a veiled criticism of our great teacher and leader Moshe. Heaven responded to Moshe by saying that he enjoyed a higher and different relationship to the Revelation from God than those original founders of the Jewish people.

Most Arrested Rabbi Israel Dresner Reflects On Life Of Activism After Being Diagnosed With Stage 4 Colon Cancer – CBS New York

| January 1, 2022

WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) A North Jersey rabbi who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rabbi Bonnie’ Koppell: Reflections on 50th anniversary of women in the rabbinate – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

| January 1, 2022

General reflections I grew up in an era when there were NO women rabbis. I decided that I wanted to be a rabbi at the age of 11, in 1967.

How a rabbi and an evangelical pastor are fighting white supremacy together – USA TODAY

| January 1, 2022

We cannot let manipulators and extremists continue their self-serving battle at the expense of the majority. Tom Krattenmaker| Opinion contributor Congressmen team up to listen amid heightened political polarization Reps

Essay: Praying in a Holy Place Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| January 1, 2022

Around two weeks ago, the Heavens blessed us with our first grandchild. Our grandson surprised his parents by coming seven weeks early.

Jordanian TV rejects German stations anti-Semitism accusation

| January 1, 2022

A Jordanian broadcaster on Monday rejected accusations of publishing anti-Semitic content that led a German broadcaster to suspend a decade-long cooperation agreement.

Poland is the land of anti-Semitism

| January 1, 2022

Anti-Semitism and hatred of the Jews in Poland is thriving despite the country having a Jewish population of only a few thousand. This growing hatred has culminated last week when far-right nationalist and anti-Semitic groups converged in the city of Kalisz for a mass rally marking Polish independence.

Licorice Pizza captures the moment when pop culture finally started to see Jewish women as beautiful – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| January 1, 2022

(JTA) This year, everyone seemed to have an opinion about how the entertainment industry views Jewish women. The comedian Sarah Silverman and others openly inveighed against what she deemed Jewface, or the trend of casting non-Jewish actresses as (Ashkenazi) Jewish women; a plotline on this years Curb Your Enthusiasm season mocked a similar idea by having Larry David cast a Latina actress as a Jewish character on a show about his childhood.

Around The World In 11 Fabulous Dumplings – LAist

| January 1, 2022

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered weekdays. In one form or another, you can find those delightful morsels known as dumplings in countries and cultures around the world

My wife gave me a DNA test kit for Hanukkah. The family secrets it revealed changed my life – Forward

| January 1, 2022

It should have been a relaxing summer lunch with my maternal first cousins and their spouses, but instead, my mind was racing. I needed to ask a question that had been on my mind for months and I could not wait any longer


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