By Alex Kane
Pittsburgh Shooting Is A Reminder: Jews And Muslims Are In This Together
Robert Bowers was angry at Jews. But the 46-year-old alleged killer of at least eleven people in a Pittsburgh synagogue seemed most angry at Jews for one particular reason: They were helping Muslim refugees flee to safety in America. In posts on Gab, the social media network favored by white supremacists, Bowers fixated on HIAS,…
Israel Is Now Jailing Palestinians For Posting On Facebook
Israeli authorities rang in the New Year by turning to a tool of repression fit for the social media age: locking up Palestinians for Facebook posts. On January 1, Israeli military prosecutors indicted Nariman Tamimi, a mother and activist famous for leading the village of Nabi Saleh’s struggle against Israeli military occupation and land confiscation….
Why Doesn’t Congress Care When Israel Kills American Citizens?
Last March, a Palestinian man fatally stabbed a tourist walking near the Tel Aviv coast. It was five months into the “Intifada of the Knives,” the name given to the spate of Palestinian attacks on Israelis that began in October 2015. By March 2016, these types of near-daily random stabbing acts had become just another…
Why Israeli Flags Don’t Belong in Synagogue — or American Ones, Either
Over the past couple of years, I have spent many Friday evenings at Brooklyn’s various egalitarian independent minyanim. My partner introduced me to this world, and I appreciate it for its vibrant, welcoming, progressive community. I also find these informal prayer spaces refreshing because no Israeli or American flags are present. Unfortunately, many New York…
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אַ וויכטיקער בריוו פֿונעם ליובאַװיטשער רבין יוסף־יצחק שניאורסאָהן An important letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe Yosef-Yitschok Schneerson
אַ רעפֿעראַט אויף דער טעמע איז געווען איינער פֿון אַ סך לעקציעס אויף דער „איי־דזשיי־עס“ קאָנפֿערענץ אין דעצעמבער.
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