Algerian Jews had their French citizenship stripped by the Vichy government, and laws banned Jews from working as doctors, lawyers and teachers.
“If you can’t bring the people, you can at least bring their pictures.”
Critics of the play have included the ADL, World Jewish Congress and the director of NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies.
It was a busy day for Hetfield the day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees from any country for 120 days and all immigration from war-gutted Syria permanently. Trump also barred entry of Muslims from seven countries for 90 days. Hetfield had to deal with the impact of the order – “a cruel, vicious act,” he called it – on this particular family, whose name he declined to share to protect their safety.
(Haaretz) — When 50 members of the grassroots protest group If Not Now arrived at UJA-Federation of New York in the late afternoon gloom last Monday, they were met by a scrum of police and security officers barring their entry into the building.
Much has changed in Crown Heights in the past 25 years, since the accidental death of a black boy touched off three days of rioting in which black youths attacked religious Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Since 1972, when the Reform movement ordained its first female rabbi, more than 700 others have joined her ranks in that denomination alone. But a surprise awaited them, though few seemed to notice: The language on their ordination certificates was markedly different than that of their male colleagues.
Advocates for sexual abuse victims in the Orthodox Jewish community will be descending on New York’s state capital on May 3 to lobby the legislature to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse offenses.
On the NBC miniseries ‘A.D.: The Bible Continues,’ one of the prayers sounded familiar to rabbinical student Trisha Arlin. She says the producers didn’t give her credit, and now she wants compensation.
Prominent American academics who oppose the BDS movement are calling for personal sanctions on four Israeli leaders — including right wing star Naftali Bennett.