Of all days to commemorate the near-disappearance of Jewish communities in Arab countries, why choose November 30? Shayna Zamkanei argues that the date signifies a radical departure from the tenets of Zionism.
A pogrom targeting Iraqi Jews began in Baghdad 74 years ago today. It’s worth remembering not only as a calamity, but also as a fragile symbol of hope, writes Shayna Zamkanei.
Why are we joyous on Lag B’Omer? Should we be mourning during the Omer? The answers are not as straightforward as they seem.