Posted in Fighting Anti-Semitism Opinion

Opinion: While right-wing antisemitism is deadly, left-wing antisemitism is corrosive long-term

by Larry Brook, editor (This column is the lead editorial in the November 2019 issue of Southern Jewish Life.) There has been a lot of…

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Posted in BDS On Campus

A Letter to Pro-Israel Students On Campus

Courtesy Students Supporting Israel To Pro-Israel Students: These past weeks weren’t easy for many of the students on campus. What started with a large anti-Jewish…

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Posted in Supporting Israel

American firefighters volunteer in Israel during Gaza rocket attacks

Emergency Volunteer Project Deployment director Eitan Charnoff (center) and volunteer U.S. firefighters Spencer MacWilliams (left) and Jake Papageorgio at a fire station in Jerusalem. Photo…

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Posted in Christian-Jewish Relations

Yael Eckstein is putting her own mark on building bridges between Christians and Jews

Yael Eckstein standing on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. As the new head of the International “Fellowship” that helps 1.5…

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Posted in Opinion

Two Days Under Fire

By Jonathan Feldstein Under normal circumstances, most kids look for excuses to stay home from school, at least once in a while. This week in…

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Posted in Monitoring BDS Opinion

Deporting the Israel Director of Human Rights Watch for BDS Activism is a Victory for Democracy

By Matthew Mainen (JNS) — On Nov. 11, the European Union called on Israel to “reverse its decision” to deport Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch’s…

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Posted in Fighting Anti-Semitism

Omaha Jewish cemetery vandalism shows vigilance against anti-Semitism needed everywhere

By Richard Friedman There was a news story recently about an attack on a Jewish cemetery in Omaha, Neb. I shared it on Facebook in…

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Posted in Our Magazine

After stepping down from Federation, BJF’s Friedman joining Israel InSight, USIEA staffs

Birmingham Jewish Federation Executive Director Richard Friedman, currently the longest-serving Federation director in the country, will embark on two new professional endeavors when he steps…

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Posted in Defending Israel

Crisis or opportunity? Israel, U.S. must tread carefully as Lebanon nears collapse

By Ken Cohen (FLAME/JNS.org) — It is imperative that the United States and Israel’s other allies ensure that Lebanon not become another Afghanistan — a…

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Posted in Opinion

Foreign aid burden? How the relatively small U.S. investment in Israel is returned many times over

By Yoram Ettinger and Fred Zeidman (JNS.org) — The growing sophistication of domestic oil and natural-gas production has enhanced the U.S. national security. It has…

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