One aspect of David M. Litman’s op-ed (“Troubling Social.Change: NYU, CAIR and excluding mainstream Jewish society“) has been clarified: CAIR, notwithstanding its “civil rights organization” flimsy trappings, has disclosed its antisemitic terroristic foundation.
Earlier this month Zahra Billoo’s boss, Nihad Awad , CAIR’s co-founder and executive director, called Tel Aviv “occupied,” which means CAIR does not accept Israel’s right to exist.
Like most people, I was saddened to read the article in the Crescent City Jewish News: “Prince Philip, who opposed Nazis and was the first British royal to visit Israel, dies at 99.”
There is an outpouring of support and condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, whose funeral was Saturday, April 17.
He was a...
Dan Diker’s OP-ED: The BDS-BLM alignment: Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry does a very good job of explaining the challenges presented to Jews and Zionists by proponents of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement as well as by some proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement.
However, it did little to educate your readers about finding the information needed to refute anti-Semitic and...
For a Jew to stand for civil rights and against racism is always admirable. However for a Jew to support Black Lives Matter (BLM) is myopic. By supporting Black Lives Matter, a Jew is embracing BLM’s virulent anti-Semitism.
Just read the Platform of BLM which was promulgated in 2016 (see Tablet Magazine). It could have been written by Hamas, whose Charter in Article...
After witnessing the second plane hit the second Twin Tower on 9/11, I flew to Bnei-Brak to seek the counsel of my late relative Rav Avrohom Genechovski zt”l.
During my stay, he quoted a verse from Tanach that says buildings are not permanent structures – though I don’t remember the exact verse. I can’t seek his advice anymore to frame (the) corona(virus pandemic), so I am...
I do not see any issue in what you attributed to Taylor Swift. It needs more explanation.
The board of LimmudFest New Orleans has reluctantly canceled their event for 2020 out of concerns that a large gathering might contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) worldwide pandemic.
Meeting on Sunday night, March 8, the board decided to postpone the weekend of Jewish learning that had been scheduled to take place in Metairie at Congregation Gates of Prayer and at the Uptown JCC from March...
By DR. NATHAN MOSKOWITZ
The two phrases that best characterize the essence of my mother’s neshama are Aiyshet Chayil and Tzadeykess. She was born in Kuzmino, Czechoslovakia, ninety years ago. She was the sole survivor of her family who were all transported to and cremated at Auschwitz in 1944.
My mother informed me that one week prior to her family being rounded up and transported to the Munkács Ghetto, her...
I enjoyed the article on Jewish philanthropy (The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News SOURCE 2018-19/5779). I would like to add that, in addition to all their other incredible donations, Edith and Edgar Stern founded Metairie Park Country Day School in 1929. Many important New Orleans area Jews studied at this Old Metairie institution.
MPCDS Class of 1982
In early 1954, my father was unemployed and in debt, with a toddler (my brother Alan) and a pregnant wife who was weeks away from giving birth (to me!). My dad, a social worker, then applied for and was hired to work with children and teens at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center. I was always told that had he not gotten that job, they would not...