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Wiesenthal Center warns about Parler opening the door wide to anti-Semitism – Cleveland Jewish News

| November 21, 2020

Parler, a social-media website founded in 2018 that prides itself on allowing virtually unfiltered viewpoint, has allowed anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry to flourish on its site, according to a report released on Thursday by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The report details how Parler has taken no action against anti-Semitic and overt racist postings, including one depicting former U.S. President Barack Obama with a noose

A former right-wing media creator on how a different reality became so prominent. – The New York Times

| November 21, 2020

Matthew Sheffield started his first conservative website in 2000, dedicating it to criticizing the former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who Mr. Sheffield believed was a partisan liberal and not critical enough of President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Mr.

Checking in with chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov – Jewish Insider

| November 21, 2020

Garry Kasparov, the outspoken political activist and chess grandmaster, has long argued that President Donald Trump is an aspiring dictator whose actions are reminiscent of authoritarian strongmen like Russian President Vladimir Putin. That Trump is now refusing to concede the election as he makes baseless claims about voter fraud only appears to have further validated Kasparovs instincts. Not that hes gloating about it

US elections and Jewish vote: Priorities of American Diaspora, implications for Israel – JNS.org

| November 21, 2020

(November 20, 2020 / JNS) A key interest for Americans and Israelis in U.S. presidential elections every four years is the Jewish voterwho they choose and over what issues. The Jewish vote drew attention this year mainly due to U.S.

What I learned about teshuvah (and the internet) when I sat down with a repentant white supremacist – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| November 21, 2020

(JTA) - Before I met him, I saw Benjamin McDowell's name in the news. Inspired by Dylann Roof, the notorious shooter responsible for the Charleston church massacre, he planned an attack on a synagogue that was thwarted by FBI agents.

Angered by Facebook and Twitter, conservatives jump to alternatives – AZFamily

| November 21, 2020

(Meredith/CNN) -- Among tweets containing claims about election results, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo echoed a rallying cry of many prominent conservative voices in a tweet shortly after Election Day: "I will be leaving [Twitter] soon and going to Parler. Please open an account on @parler right away." Others who've been active on the alternative social network Parler in recent weeks include Fox News host Sean Hannity, radio personality Mark Levin, far-right activist Laura Loomer, Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Devin Nunes.

Hungary Now Safest Place in Europe for Jews – Rabbi Kves at the Hungary at First ‘Site’ Conference – Hungary Today

| November 21, 2020

Hungary is probably the safest place for Jews in Europe at the moment, said Chief Rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH) Slom Kves at the international Hungary at First Site press conference organized by the Friends of Hungary Foundation, Hungary Todays publisher, held online this year due to the pandemic. Although a part of the society has anti-semitic feelings, there are no physical atrocities unlike in some Western European countries. In his presentation, Rabbi Kves referred to the establishment of their foundation called Foundation for Action and Defense (TVA)

The Latest: Romney slams Trump efforts to overturn election as ‘undemocratic’ – pressherald.com

| November 21, 2020

Two Republican senators are criticizing President Trump and his team for their efforts to pressure state and local election officials to overturn President-elect Joe Bidens victories in several closely contested states. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, one of Trumps most vocal Republican critics, tweeted Thursday, It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President

Repressed grief is bad for the soul: Covid victims must be commemorated – Evening Standard

| November 11, 2020

W hen I learned on Saturday of the death of Rabbi Lord Sacks, I was deeply saddened by the loss of one of the nations wisest intellectual and moral leaders and of a friend and mentor who had, over the years, shown me great personal kindness. I also recalled a particular conversation we had had many years before about Schindlers List, which, in 1993, was about to be released

In its troubled hour, polling could use an irreverent figure to reset expectations – Huron Daily Tribune

| November 11, 2020

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) W. Joseph Campbell, American University School of Communication (THE CONVERSATION) Polling is hardly a flamboyant field that attracts a lot of colorful characters. It is a rather reserved profession that now finds itself under siege in the aftermath of yet another polling surprise in a national election.


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