Anti-Semitic posters were pasted onto Temple Or Rishon in Orangevale, near Sacramento. Members of the Reform synagogue on Saturday morning discovered about 10 to 15 of the hate posters stuck to the building, The Sacramento Bee reported. They were placed on the building overnight between Friday and Saturday. The vandalism attack was reported to the […]
Since the founding of the republic, there have been dozens of Protestant ministers in Congress, and a handful serve right now. Two Catholic priests, too, have served in the House of Representatives. But despite the large number of Jews elected to Congress, not once has a rabbi been elected. In fact, only two have ever run, and neither had much of a chance: In 2012, pop-advice author, television rabbi and Michael Jackson confidant Shmuley Boteach lost badly in his New Jersey district, and in 2008 Dennis Shulman — who got a great deal of attention for being blind and thus a rare disabled... Read more about Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post
The Israeli government has suspended a plan to create a database of the names of all Jewish college students in the U.S., Haaretz reported. The plan was scuttled after Haaretz released an article detailing the controversial initiative.The company that was supposed to run the initiative, Mosaic United, is run by Israel’s Ministry of Defense.Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, released a statement saying that Mosaic United had agreed to stop the database plan after hearing Hillel’s concerns.“We believe the initiative in this tender is not in...
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On Saturday in Charlottesville, Nazis and KKK members marched openly through the streets in the largest white supremacist rally in at least a decade and drove a car into peaceful protestors, killing one woman and injuring many. On Monday in Boston, for the second time this summer, someone threw a rock into a glass pane in the Holocaust Memorial, causing it to shatter. We can't help but remember what traumatic role broken glass has played in the history of the Jewish people.
It's not an accident that these things happened in the same week. We know that white supremacy relies upon and... Read more about Holocaust Memorial Vigil Against Antisemitism & White Supremacy
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Kultar's Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the 'other', they shift focus and decide to tell a story that the world has largely ignored. The play... Read more about Kultar's Mime
In the 1921 Yiddish children’s book “The Wind That Got Angry,” by Moyshe Kulbak, an “old, wandering wind” finds himself booted out of his village when a thaw sets in. He tries to find somewhere in the woods to rest. He’s tired and wants to sleep, but no one wants him around. The oak tree he settles on kicks him away, so he finds a rock to lie on. The rock calls him a tramp. He finds a cozy hotel, but the innkeeper curses after him for peeping into the doorway
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A poet, translator and fiction writer, Idra Novey honors all those genres in her first novel, “Ways to Disappear.” “This novel,” she told me in a recent conversation, “is a stewing pot in which I threw in poetry and translation in the same book. I put a lid on it and turned up the heat, hoping it would cook into something.” The satisfying result has been a much acclaimed, prize-winning book, which has just won the 2017 Jewish Book Council’s Sami Rohr... Read more about Idra Novey’s Award-Winning Novel’s Sephardic Influence – The Forward