needayoutubeicon donate

Trump Tubes <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Trump Tubes
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mike Pence<br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Mike Pence
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com

CLICK HERE to see more

Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No easy answers in Orlando bloodbath
Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., appears to have touched more pressure points than any of the other well-known mass shootings in the last two decades. There...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
by Nina Badzin, Guest Columnist
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
by Dov Rubin, Guest Columnist
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
All about Shmuley
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
by Joel Alperson, Guest Columnist
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Schabas resignation means it’s high time to address U.N. bias on Israel
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
A few months ago, I asked William Schabas, the Canadian academic who this week resigned as head of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into last summer’s war in Gaza because of a confli...
Schabas rests
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Nostra Aetate: celebrating 50 years of Christian-Jewish cooperation
by Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno, Guest Columnist
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
What a difference a half century makes. Prior to 1965, in the eyes of the Catholic Church, Jews were viewed at best as a fossil but more often as cursed and condemned to wander and suffer. Yet, in ...
Riding the wave of change in part-time Jewish education
by Rabbi Phil Warmflash and Anna Marx, Guest Columnist
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever ...
The fallout from Dermergate
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
by Lisa Farber Miller, Guest Columnist
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...