It wasn’t only about helping a limited number of people – important though that was. It was an opportunity to enlist the vocal support of the wider Jewish community and, ultimately, influence the UK government to live up to its promises on refugee absorption.
Don’t sing ‘Dayenu’ until we’re all free, Jennie Rosenn writes.
The interfaith community of Huntsville, Alabama, just put the ‘heart’ back in the ‘Heart of Dixie.’
As more than half of America’s governors vow to keep Syrian refugees out, Anne Roiphe says it’s our Jewish responsibility to show the country another way.
Will letting more refugees into Europe increase the chance of terror attacks like the one that hit Paris? The risks are real, Rex Brynen writes, but the memory of the Holocaust cautions us against focusing only on risks.
In Buitenveldert, a quiet residential area of the Dutch capital, special forces soldiers are watching over a Jewish school from inside unmarked cars.
Jewish groups hope that petitions and calls to the White House will convince the government to let in more Syrian refugees. But will it be enough?
EDITORIAL: It’s hard not to draw a direct line between America’s failure to strike Syria two years ago and the scenes of Syrians washing up on Europe’s shores today. Is it too late to overcome our isolationism?
The kerchief-covered mother, a refugee desperately holding her children, reminds me of my aunt as she desperately held her child, wandering over the ruins of Europe. The refugees begging frantically to board the trains remind me of the relatives I never knew, who boarded trains to their death.
That was some dinner. Good friends, great food. Think I’ll grab this tram and switch to another one in front of the Parliament.