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Leap of faith: please drive to shul – Jewish News

| July 6, 2024

I wonder how many Jews in this country get the feeling that the way they live their authentically Jewish lives is not acceptable to others? Driving to the synagogue on a Shabbat morning, but parking around the corner so the rabbi doesnt see your car, is one example I often hear. To examine the concept of authentic Judaism, we must go back to one of the great sages

Reviewing ‘How the West became antisemitic’ by Ivan G. Marcus – The Jerusalem Post

| July 6, 2024

Armed pilgrimages against distant Muslims were pointless, complained Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny, to Louis VII, King of France, in 1146, when Jews, who were right in our midst, blaspheme, abuse and trample on Christ and the Christian sacraments so freely and insolently and with impunity. This view, according to Ivan Marcus a professor of Jewish history at Yale University, and author, among other books, of The Jewish Life Cycle: Rites of Passage from Biblical to Modern Times; and Rituals of Childhood: Jewish Acculturation in Medieval Europe provides evidence of assertiveness among Jews in medieval Europe: a story that has not been told before. In How the West Became Antisemitic, Marcus claims that Jewish challenges, real and imagined, to the dominant Christian majority produced a society that was antisemitic in new ways between 800 and 1500 and has remained part of European cultural identity in the modern era

Hearing on anti-Israel, Jewish incidents at UMN following Holocaust and Genocide department debacle – MPR News

| June 27, 2024

[MUSIC PLAYING] CATHY WURZER: In about 20 minutes from now, a state Senate committee will hold a hearing at the Capitol on what they call a pattern of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents at the University of Minnesota since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war as well as the administration's handling of these incidents. Included is accounts from Jewish students and community members about what they feel is an anti-Jewish atmosphere on campus. Also up for discussion, the university's decision to rescind an offer to Israeli historian Ros Segal to lead the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

‘Palestinian liberation isn’t a threat to Jewish safety’ – MLK50

| June 27, 2024

A protestor looks toward downtown Memphis while walking off the I-40 bridge during a protest in February. Photo by Andrea Morales for MLK50 I never thought about Palestine. I never thought about Palestinian people

Finding the ideal Jew | Hava Mendelle | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| June 27, 2024

The perfect wife will This is the list I wrote before packing up my life in Australia and moving to Israel and making Aliyah in 2016. A simple list with a clear objective, I wanted (and needed) to meet a Jewish woman to marry. Jewish lesbians are not a rarity and I did not have to pick Israel as my target destination.

Only visibly Orthodox Jew in baseball commissioner’s office arrived via Israel – JNS.org – JNS.org

| June 27, 2024

(June 25, 2024 / JNS) It seemed like a Jewish version of Wheres Waldo? Zack Raab, former merchandise marketing manager for Team Israel, was presenting a tour around the five-floor offices of the commissioner of Major League Baseball in the former Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan.

GynTools and HydroX win Hebrew University’s 2024 ASPER prize startup award – The Jerusalem Post

| June 15, 2024

GynTools and HydroX both won the prestigious Asper Prize 2024 Hebrew University Rising Startup Award presented at the 87th Hebrew University Board of Trustees meeting. Established by the university's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Asper Foundation, the competition featured over forty startups, with GynTools and HydroX both emerging as the winners after presenting to a global panel of judges. For the first time, this year, it was decided to award the prize to two start-up companies instead of one, due to the excellence and extraordinary breakthroughs presented by the companies.

Israeli university publishes novel findings on insulin and diabetes – The Jerusalem Post

| June 15, 2024

Treatment for type-1 diabetes insulin injections several times daily has been known and used since it was invented by University of Toronto scientists 103 years ago.

Columbia Dean Who Accused Jew of Exploiting Anti-Semitism for Money Has Cool New Profile Pic – Washington Free Beacon

| June 15, 2024

Matthew Patashnick, the associate dean for student and family support at Columbia University, changed the profile picture on his now-private Instagram account after the Washington Free Beacon reported on disturbing texts he sent colleagues during a panel discussion of anti-Semitism on campus. The new photo appears to show Patashnick standing in the Billy Rose Art Garden at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the capital city where former president Donald Trump opened a U.S.

The chilling rise of the Hamas red triangle – Spiked

| June 15, 2024

Earlier this week, inverted red triangles were daubed on the New York home of Anne Pasternak, the director of the Brooklyn Museum. Alongside the ominous symbols was a banner that stated: Anne Pasternak / Brooklyn Museum / White Supremacist Zionist


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