Trump Aide Blasts Obama Hanukkah Speech — Says Shabbat Better

A top aide criticized President Barack for choosing Sunday, the first night of the Jewish Festival of Lights for his address on terrorism. A better night, he said, would have been … wait for it … wait for it … Friday (Shabbat).


Why Campus #BlackLivesMatter Protests Are Bad for the Jews

A day before University of Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler made headlines with a hunger strike protesting racism on campus, a coalition of 36 Jewish and civil rights organizations contacted University Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin to protest a vile act of anti-Semitism that had recently occurred at Mizzou: Someone had used feces to smear a swastika on a bathroom wall.


How To Cope With Terrorism? Take a Lesson from Israelis

After the Paris attack and the San Bernardino mass shooting, many of Alon Gratch’s New York patients are shaken. The psychologist offers them — and us — some advice.


Politics Has Always Had a Place in Synagogue — and for Good Reason

Those who oppose displaying flags in synagogues may be surprised to learn that the preeminent legal authority for Orthodox America agrees — but not for the reasons they might think.

Why Israeli Flags Don't Belong in Synagogue — or American Ones, Either

Nowadays, nationalist symbols are ubiquitous in our synagogues. But Alex Kane says flags — whether Israeli or even American — inject toxic political debates into a space that should be free of them.

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