In 2018, activists convinced Airbnb to remove its West Bank listings — but three years later, they’re still there.
“Selective boycotts are just as illegal as total boycotts,” said Marc Stern, chief legal officer for the American Jewish Committee.
If the data are solid, mainstream Jewish institutions are facing a jarring reality.
Universities have long been a battleground for debates over Israel, but academics at the City University of New York are leveraging a new tool to make their voices heard: resigning from their union. Dozens of CUNY faculty and staff have moved to withdraw from the Professional Staff Congress after it passed a resolution last month condemning Israel.
To many, what was likely the first major protest against domestic antisemitism ever held in Washington bore more resemblance to a pro-Israel rally.
Attendees are being brought to the Capitol from as far away as Boston to hear from victims of antisemitism, clergy and political leaders.
The rally is blow to those on the left who have sought to separate the fight against antisemitism from support for Israel.
The first known LGBTQ synagogue was formed 51 years ago, when the House of David and Jonathan held services in the upstairs of a Brooklyn church during the fall of 1970. At the time, Rabbi Herbert Katz told the newspaper GAY that most of his fellow clergy denied that there were any gay Jews. And with little support from New York City’s organized Jewish community, the experiment lasted less than two months.
The American Zionist Movement named new leadership at its national assembly Tuesday, following months of rancor over the composition of its board. Deborah S. Isaac was elected as the umbrella group’s first female president and Michael Laufer will serve as the new board chair.
“We’re not going to get the thriving Jewish communal life that we want only by playing the cards we’re dealt.”