David A. Lehrer is the president of Community Advocates, Inc. a Los Angeles based human relations organization. He was counsel and regional director of the ADL for 27 years.
By David Lehrer
Donald Trump is the most serious threat to American Jewish security in the past half century
Forty-five years in the Jewish civil rights field did not prepare me for the Jewish community’s response to Donald Trump. From Gerald Ford (the president when I began my 27-year career with the Anti-Defamation League in 1975) to Barack Obama, there was a unifying reality that bound liberal and conservative Jews together when assessing the…
Why Were Some LA Jewish Organizations Silent During Trump’s Immigration Crisis?
The immediate crisis involving the separation of children from their parents at our Southern border seems to be receding. On June 26, a federal judge in California ordered that the policy of family separation be discontinued and that all separated families must be reunited. What will not recede as quickly is the memory of how…
Peter Gabriel’s not-so-secret Jewish weapon — and his little side project called King Crimson
I was wrong about Israel. I apologized. Then President Carter gave me a lesson in grace
How a Florida bill could hurt Jewish studies
Film & TV
From Israel, a thriller series so improbable that it has to be true
In Case You Missed It
Forwarding the News
Broadway revival tackles antisemitism + Israelis leaving as country ranks high in Happiness Report
די קאָמפּליצירטע באַציִונגען צװישן שלום-עליכם און דער רוסישער קולטורThe complicated relationship between Sholem Aleichem and Russian culture
הגם קריטיקער האָבן נישט געהאַלטן פֿון זײַן ראָמאַן „די בלוטיקע שפּאַס‟ איז ער פֿאַרבליבן אין רעפּערטואַר פֿון סאָװעטיש־ייִדישע טעאַטערס ביז די 1940ער.
Alarmed by their country’s political direction, more Israelis are seeking to move abroad
‘A challenge to the soul of man’: 80 years ago, Hollywood stars pleaded for Europe’s Jews
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