Tag: Jewish Community

Heather Conn Hendel, a beloved figure in Jewish communities in Manhattan and Toronto, passed away at 48 just days after giving birth to her daughter.
The exhibit "Runaway Husbands, Desperate Families: The Story of the National Desertion Bureau," showcased at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, delves into the lives of early 20th-century Jewish immigrants in the U.S., highlighting stories of abandonment by husbands and the efforts to track them down.
Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish woman, recently won the Mexican presidential election based on her left-wing politics rather than her religious identity.
The recent European elections in France have posed a crucial question for the Jewish community regarding the impact on their future - as two notably different political coalitions with histories of antisemitism vie for power.
Filmmaker David Herman's documentary, "Jews Defending Jews," explores the history of Jewish resistance against fascism and antisemitism in the UK.
The Parashah of Naso presents the detailed gifts brought by each of the twelve Princes to dedicate the Mishkan (Tabernacle), with the same paragraph repeated 12 times to highlight the unique significance each tribe attached to their gifts.
Ilana Kaufman, CEO of the Jews of Color Initiative, emphasizes the importance of maintaining commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts despite challenges and conflicts that may arise.
In light of increasing anti-Israel sentiment and antisemitism connected with cultural and ideological shifts, there is a call for a strategic pivot to combat these trends by making American values relevant again.
Israeli-born Dutch politician Gidi Markuszower, known for his hardline anti-immigration views, was initially chosen by far-right leader Geert Wilders as immigration minister in the Netherlands.
The text discusses the author's experiences as a Jewish individual in both America and Israel, highlighting encounters with different attitudes towards Judaism and Israel.
The Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, known for its community engagement and strict membership work requirements, is facing internal discord over whether to adopt the principles of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement regarding Israeli products stocked in the store.
The newsletter shares personal reflections on parenting milestones and the joys of summer with family.
The discussion revolves around the division among American Jews following Israel's conflict with Gaza, affecting various institutions like synagogues.
Progressives in New York, from politicians like AOC to cultural figures like the director of the Brooklyn Museum, are beginning to acknowledge the presence of antisemitism within progressive circles.
The success of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the European Parliament election has raised concerns among mainstream Jewish leaders and politicians in Germany, with parallels drawn to the country's pre-Nazi era.
MLB veteran Kevin Pillar, currently enjoying success with the L.A. Angels, reflects on his identity as a Jewish baseball player.
The article discusses the concept of social contracts and covenants, drawing parallels between historical events like the American War of Independence and the French Revolution with the Jewish covenant at Mt. Sinai.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez emphasized in a livestream that antisemitism undermines both American and progressive values, acknowledging that some criticisms of Israel can cross into antisemitism.
The piece discusses the importance of addressing Jewish poverty within the community, highlighting efforts to collect data on the issue and make progress towards understanding and combatting it.
The Chazon Ish, a towering figure in Torah Judaism, left a lasting impact on Bnei Brak and beyond, with many followers known as Chazon Ishniks who strictly adhere to his rulings.
Kesher Israel Congregation, a prominent Modern Orthodox synagogue in Washington, D.C., is embarking on a substantial renovation and expansion project for its building, which has not been updated since 1931.
In "On Call Chapter 10: People I Know," Ayala Rubin, an ER doctor, reflects on the emotional challenges of treating familiar faces like Nora, a coworker diagnosed with an inoperable tumor, and Rabbi Weiss, a neighbor experiencing a heart issue.
The inbox discussions cover various topics: a writer expresses disappointment over a character's choice to attend a friend's wedding instead of her boss's, emphasizing the importance of fulfilling mitzvot over personal enjoyment; a specialist highlights the importance of teaching boys to actually read Hebrew instead of relying solely on memory to avoid challenges in bar mitzvah preparation; a suggestion is made to meticulously plan a bar mitzvah guest list; the ethical issues of copying art and recipes are discussed, stressing the importance of originality and respecting creators' efforts; and concerns are raised over inappropriate boundaries in co-parenting relationships.
"The Rabbi's Daughter" recounts a visit to Yerushalayim with the author's parents who recently made aliyah.
Samuel G. Freedman, a Professor of Journalism at Columbia, delves into the topic of Jewish infighting, division, and unity in a 2020 discussion featured on the 18Forty Podcast.