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Envoys warn of rising antisemitism at Taipei Holocaust Remembrance event – Focus Taiwan

| April 20, 2024

Taipei, April 17 (CNA) Israel and Germany's top representatives to Taiwan on Wednesday warned of rising antisemitism around the globe as both countries remembered victims and survivors of the Holocaust during an annual memorial event in Taipei attended by President Tsai Ing-wen (). Speaking during her address at the event held at the Taipei Guest House, Israel's representative to Taiwan Maya Yaron said the memorial was held at "a time of great sorrow and tension, when antisemitism and violence are evident in so many places in our world." According to Yaron, 2023 marked the year with the highest number of antisemitic incidents around the world for many years, not only on social media platforms but also in terms of direct physical assaults.

Passover is the time to reset oneself – The Jerusalem Post

| April 20, 2024

Its a few days before Passover and Jews in Israel and in the diaspora are preparing for Passover by cleaning the house and baking matzahs. Last night, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto arrived at the mitzvah bakery in the Williamsburg district of New York. Surrounded by his sons, his successor Rabbi Yoel Pinto and Rabbi Meir Eliyahu Pinto, Rabbi Pinto himself inserted the matzahs in the oven and baked them for Passover

Jewish Life at Oberlin – Oberlin College and Conservatory

| April 20, 2024

Oberlin is deeply committed to our Jewish community, and vibrant Jewish living, dining, and culture are longstanding and valued parts of our history. Many students at Oberlin identify as Jewish and participate in rich offerings from the Jewish Studies Program, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and campus chapters of Hillel and Chabad. Students also lead a variety of organizations and activities focused on Jewish life and culture

Jewish Voice for Peace to host ‘Anti-Zionist’ Passover Seder at Western Washington University – Campus Reform

| April 20, 2024

Western Washington Universitys chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is set to host an Anti-Zionist Passover Seder on April 22. The pro-Palestinian groupannounced on Instagram: Were organizing our first JVP Passover seder

A tribute to Jerri Livingston – St. Louis Jewish Light

| April 20, 2024

My dear friend Jerri Livingston died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 3 at the age of 72. She and I had a been entwined in one anothers lives for 59 years

Rabbi Korngold’s Thoughts: Pesach and the War Boulder Jewish News – Boulder Jewish News

| April 20, 2024

On Shabbat, I was on a mountain bike ride south of Boulder, when my 14-year-old cousin texted from Jerusalem. The bombs are coming here, he wrote.

On Zion, Zionism, and Zionists: A Biblical History – Hannah Arendt Center

| April 11, 2024

04-07-2024 Roger Berkowitz Jim Sleeper begins his long essay on the many forgotten historical and religious foundations of the shallow modern understanding of claims like zionism, settler colonialism, and antisemitism by quoting T.S.

Members of Congress introduce bill calling for coordinated federal efforts to counter antisemitism – The Jerusalem Post

| April 11, 2024

A group of bipartisan, bicameral members of Congress will introduce the "Countering Antisemitism Act" on Wednesday, which aims to increase federal efforts from the White House to the Department of Education to tackle the rise in antisemitism across the country. The bill is sponsored by the co-chairs of the Senate and House Bipartisan Task Forces for Combating Antisemitism Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK) along with Reps

Why Rabbi Shai Held says love is the cornerstone of Jewish belief and practice – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| March 30, 2024

(JTA) More than two decades ago Rabbi Shai Held was lecturing to a class of fifth-year rabbinical students when he remarked in passing, Judaism revolves around the claim that God loves us and beckons us to love God back. Said one skeptical student: That sounds Christian to me. Held recalls thinking, I was just quoting the morning liturgy: bechol levavacha You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, as it says in the Veahavata section of the Shema.

Hulu’s ‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ Introduces American Viewers to Israeli Legend Lior Ashkenazi Kveller – Kveller.com

| March 30, 2024

I may be biased because we have the same first name, but I think Lior Ashkenazi is one of the finest male Israeli actors alive.


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