Elias Newman is an educator and musician from San Diego, CA. His interests include youth education on Israel/Palestine, immigration issues, and dairy-free ice cream.
By Elias Newman
When American Jewish Institutions Praise Trump, They Betray Us
On Tuesday night, President Trump addressed the nation in a speech that used Jews as cover for bigotry. After a speech filled with hate-mongering against immigrants and abortion, Trump led a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the Holocaust and Pittsburgh shooting survivor Judah Samet, one of two Holocaust survivors in attendance. “We must never ignore…
Jewish Leaders: You Fought For The Right To Boycott — Now Let People Use It
If you’ve ever been to a synagogue around MLK Day, you probably heard about the role Jews played in the Civil Rights Movement. Don’t get me wrong; I’m proud that white Jews joined Freedom Rides and marched with MLK, and I have deep respect for Rabbis in the South who risked their jobs to support…
How to talk about Israel with someone you disagree with
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Escaping Gaza, for fun: Israelis take to ‘escape rooms’ that mimic war
A Yiddish institution will discuss Hamas — many in the Yiddish world say they’re promoting propaganda
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Jewish Deli and Yiddish Cooking in a TikTok World
Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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