Gedalyah Reback is a journalist who resides in Modi’in, Israel with his wife and two children. He covers technology, startups, space, the Middle East and Judaism (especially conversion).
By Gedalyah Reback
Jews Critiquing Pence’s Holocaust Memorial Tweet Need To Brush Up On The Bible
Back in college, a rabbi of mine shared a story from a talk on the story of Joseph he gave to unaffiliated Jewish retirees. After the rabbi spoke at length about the biblical narrative and his brothers’ trials and tribulations in Egypt, an older woman raised her hand. “So, when did Joseph end up meeting…
Who Gets To Judge The Converts?
The law “ואהבתם את הגר,” and you shall love the convert, is mentioned over 36 times in the Torah. The prolific rabbi Moshe Feinstein wrote that “As a matter of normative practice, one should know that the mitzvah (commandment) to love the convert obligates us to bring them closer and to be lenient on all…
Canada was ashamed to have saluted a Ukrainian who fought for Hitler. But that salute didn’t come from nowhere
He’s the greatest Jewish storyteller of our generation — isn’t it time for him to win the Nobel Prize?
Film & TV
Lee Grant is 97-and-a-half and just as fierce as ever
Forverts in English
Hilarious video about the bris of a convert on Rosh Hashanah
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The chaos is the point: Matt Gaetz and the mainstreaming of conspiracy, xenophobia and antisemitism
Forwarding the News
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Five Jews arrested on suspicion of spitting at Christians in Jerusalem’s Old City