Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the Founder and President of Uri L’Tzedek, the Senior Rabbi at Kehilath Israel, and is the author of “Jewish Ethics & Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st Century.” Newsweek named Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America. His blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:Read More
Earlier this week, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz wrote about prayer and activism and prioritizing the vulnerable in justice. His blog posts have been featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:Read More
"In the year that we are now parting with, 5774, it became dangerous once again to be a Jew [...] Anti-Semitism returned to the streets of Europe. One hundred and twenty years after the Dreyfus trial, the cry “Death to the Jews” was heard again in Paris. Seventy years after the Holocaust, the call of “Jews to the gas” was heard on the streets of Germany."
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks bids farewell to a year full of fear and death: http://jd.fo/i5Ljf
Hiring? Shimon Peres is your man.
Who knew atonement started in bathing suit season?
Follow Abigail Pogrebin's #RoshHashana prep here:
Tel Aviv's popular gay party organizers used imagery from the gruesome ISIS beheadings to draw crowds to their nightclub last week. What were they thinking?
Move over, Yosef! The most popular baby name in Israel was actually...Mohammed.
Are you surprised?
"The world has not seen anything like ISIS in decades."
J.J. Goldberg writes that what we are facing is nothing less than a force as destructive as the Nazis. Do you agree?
“’Who will live and who will die?’ which we will be saying in our prayers on Rosh Hashanah, is not theoretical. What we do today and after today will determine that.”
100 Jewish groups joined the #PeoplesClimate march yesterday in New York City:
10 reasons why celebrating both Jewish and secular New Years is a win-win situation: http://jd.fo/p5Qje
“It’s like detective work — I’m looking for places that no longer exist.”
Meet the performance artist who's reclaiming Jewish sites in Kosovo.
"No genocide should receive preferential treatment at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights."
Not even the Holocaust?
As much as rabbis love seeing their synagogues filled to the rafters, there are some High Holiday behaviors they could do without. Here are a few things you might want to avoid this year.
"I am always struck, particularly at the holidays, by the way foods can trigger memories and connect us to family who are no longer here."
Can you relate?
There's a striking number of Jews — and especially Jewish women — involved in the Eco-Art movement. How does Judaism inspire their work?
Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner — and for apple farmers in the Golan Heights, so is the Syrian civil war.
Jewish student groups are planning to protest Mahmoud Abbas's speech in New York City — with empty seats: http://jd.fo/r5R4D