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White Noise and the Haters of Israel | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com – Algemeiner

| November 30, 2021

The late atheist writer Christopher Hitchens used to refer to the theological arguments of his critics as white noise. As a non-believer, claims about the true nature of God, the legitimacy of prophetic revelation, or the problem of evil were simply meaningless to him an irritating buzz in his ears. Hitchens white noise is often what I hear when leftist or progressive critics of Israel make their arguments against the Jewish state.

Why many Jews are throwing axes – St. Louis Jewish Light

| November 30, 2021

In the Tanach, youll find numerous references to axes, either as weapons or as tools. That could be one reason why many Jews are throwing axes

The Zionist selection revealed: the movement blocked weak and sick Jewish migrants – Haaretz

| November 30, 2021

Alas, Zionism cant provide a solution for catastrophes.

Monument to a Polish man who offered water to Jews in Treblinka sparks controversy – Haaretz

| November 30, 2021

A new monument in Poland, a stone's throw away from the Treblinka death camp, has raised controversy among historians. It commemorates Jan Maletka, a young Polish man who is claimed to have been shot by German soldiers when he offered water to Jews who were brought to the camp by train.

Anxiety over Omicron hangs over Jewish gatherings but the Hanukkah parties go on – Forward

| November 30, 2021

The new, fast-spreading Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is prompting rabbis, brides and synagogue-goers to wonder whether they need to take extra precautions to keep Jewish gatherings safe. Most Hanukkah events seem to be going on as planned and anxiety over the variant is low-level but its there.

Hanukkah 101: A rabbi explains the Jewish Festival of Lights – KARE11.com

| November 30, 2021

To get a better understanding of the meaning of the Jewish holiday, we asked Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman to teach us Hanukkah 101. GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.

An Upper West Side Jewish day schools Thanksgiving parade went viral on TikTok – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| November 30, 2021

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) More snack time? Longer recess? What could preschoolers possibly be protesting about, wondered a TikTok video that went viral over the Thanksgiving weekend.

A Chanukah celebration of Jewish food and song with ‘ESN’ from NYC’s National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene – DC Metro Theater Arts

| November 30, 2021

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) is dishing up some exciting new Chanukah programming as part of its 107th season, with an online celebration of Jewish food through song and cooking demonstrations. The special Chanukah edition of ESN: Songs from the Kitchen is a feel-good event that is intended to remind you of the value of family and the deliciousness of food, in the belief that good family doesnt come without good food, and vice versa

Cartman converts to Judaism on South Park, after decades of tormenting Jews – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| November 30, 2021

(JTA) One of televisions most notorious cartoon antisemites is now an Orthodox rabbi.

Engagement is key in age of increasing disconnect between young people and faith communities, study finds – The Tennessean

| November 30, 2021

Young people are becoming increasingly disconnected from traditional faith communities, but they don't necessarily rejectreligion altogether, a recent study shows. Springtide Research Institute surveyed more than 10,200 people and interviewed 65 peopleages 13-25 for its annual State of Religion and Young People study, the theme of which is "Navigating Uncertainty." Among its findings, the study found that in the midst of major life changes, young people don't feel that conventional religious spaces are sources of comfort. "They (young people) have been searching, and sometimes, finding ways that spirituality, religious practice, and belief can help them deal with uncertainty and anxiety


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