‘They’re fighting a rearguard action against the changing norms of the debate.’
Rabbi Joy Levitt will step down as head of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at the end of the year, ending a nearly quarter-century of her work at the Upper West Side institution, which she joined prior to the construction of its flagship building. She announced her retirement to the JCC’s staff on Tuesday and board of directors on Monday night.
The Anti-Defamation League has paused a project in which its staff members edited Wikipedia using pseudonyms after coming under fire from Wikipedia editors for potentially violating rules regarding conflicts of interest.
As factions within the Jewish community jockey over who President Joe Biden will name as his special envoy for combating antisemitism, some progressive support is coalescing around Nancy K. Kaufman, former chief executive officer of the National Council of Jewish Women.
‘This is the most historic moment since the college’s founding in 1860,’ said Bard College President Leon Botstein in a statement.
‘If this decision is not rejected and reversed by the Board of JNF-KKL, we pledge to lend no further support to the JNF-KKL,’ the groups wrote.
Boycotting Israel and calling for an end to its Jewish majority is not inherently antisemitic, according to a new definition of antisemitism released Thursday by a group of more than 200 scholars of Jewish studies.
“It’s not meaningful to me to say the misheberach or the kaddish with a community that’s not my own.”
As the Asian-American community in Georgia and across the country reels from a shooting rampage Tuesday night that left eight dead at three spas in the Atlanta area, Jewish groups say they stand ready to help.
A task force promoted by leading liberal Jewish leaders released a new working definition of antisemitism on Monday that challenges the one being promoted by Jewish establishment groups. The definition states that most criticism of Israel and Zionism is not antisemitic.