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Readers Write: – Opinions – The Island Now

| December 7, 2019

I write in my capacities as President of SHAI, Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc., Trustee of the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education, and longtime resident of this community to share wonderful tidings with your readers this holiday season. Your readers will surely be gladdened to know that the recent SHAI Childrens Coat and Clothing Drive surpassed anyones wildest expectations due to the overwhelming goodwill and generosity of hundreds of people of goodwill right here in our community. As previously reported in your paper, the Great Neck Public Schools launched a clothing pantry to benefit students in need last year.

What To Do About The Increasingly Vicious Anti-Jew Campus Protests – The Federalist

| December 7, 2019

On November 20 in Toronto, Canada, York Universitys Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) tried to shut down a school-approved event featuring a panel of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veterans from Reservists on Duty, a group that travels to college campuses to provide facts about antisemitism and the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Young Israel of Teaneck to Host Rabbis Mondrow and Taragin – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| December 6, 2019

By Sara Kosowsky Gross | December 05, 2019 The Young Israel of Teaneck is pleased to announce that two noted lecturers will be coming to address the community as part of the Dr. Bertram J., zl, and Ann Newman Adult Education Program

Religious Zionism is put to the test – Ynetnews

| December 1, 2019

This week's Torah portion speaks about one of the tests Abraham the Patriarch went through on his journey after his destiny. The Lord makes Abraham a grandiose promise to become the father of many nations and says to Abraham: "Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its breadth, for I will give it unto thee." As part of the first test on his journey to inherit the land, Abraham looks for a burial plot for his deceased wife Sarah and discovers the yawning chasm between his vision and its realization.

A Community of Scholars | The Touro College and University System – Touro College News

| December 1, 2019

Faculty from across Touro's schools celebrated at the university's ninth annual author luncheon on November 14. Each guest was offered a Touro emblazoned metal water bottle along with a dense compendium listing the hundreds of works published by Touro faculty members this year

Companies giving to health minister’s ultra-Orthodox sect won lucrative Health Ministry business – Haaretz

| December 1, 2019

Four privately owned companies that have won Health Ministry contracts in recent years also contributed to the Ger Hasidic court, to which Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman belongs.

Students, Give Zionism Its Rightful Place in Civil Discourse – The Emory Wheel

| November 22, 2019

In light of a recent op-ed in The New York Times, it is important to reflect on comments made last week on our campus. In the Times op-ed, Blake Flayton, a progressive, Jewish student at George Washington University (D.C.), discusses the ways in which he finds himself pushed to the fringes of a [progressive] movement marginalized as someone suspicious at best and oppressive at worst, due solely to his identification as a Zionist. Lets accept the facts: a significant percentage of the attendees at Thursdays Narratives Dinner were Jewish Emory students

Time to rekindle the tradition of mutual support – The Jerusalem Post

| November 21, 2019

On May 4, 1945, five days after Hitlers death, African-American soldiers in the 761st Tank Battalion led the liberation of nearly 15,000 Jewish prisoners at the Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria.They had sacrificed mightily to get there, suffering heavy casualties during the Battle of the Bulge. Even before arriving in Europe, they had sacrificed, having battled for the right to join combat units reserved for white soldiers.They were true heroes who, in the face of oppression at home, fought to defend oppressed Jews in a foreign land. When the soldiers of the 761st arrived back in America, they were greeted by segregation and Jim Crow

We’ve given those responsible for racism on campus too much power over us – The Daily Orange

| November 21, 2019

Dear Editor, The series of hate crimes that have been occurring on campus has inflicted fear and anxiety among our students of color and non-Christian students and faculty. Students and staff have shown solidarity through the sit-in protest at the Barnes Center at The Arch. Theyve provided a list of demands to administration in an attempt to promote change and safety in our community

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.

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