Jewish News, Issues, Questions

Are you wondering?

(feel free to send me your questions for posting)

Are Jews a Race? That's an age-old question, and here are some thoughts.

How do you feel (Jewishly) about human composting?  

Have you heard the terms Mizrachi and Sephardic Jews but aren't sure what they mean? Here's a clear explanation from MyJewishLearning.  

What is the history of the Jewish Reform movement? Mostly an American movement, its origins were in 19th-century Germany.

Steven Spielberg (see his autobiographical movie  "The Fabelmans"--good movie; box office flop, oh well) taught us about Oskar Schindler's WWII heroism saving Jews in Germany; this essay will fill you in on the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes's daring rescue of thousands.


Jewish news selections

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Anti-Semitism on college campuses: If you're trying to follow the issue on the UC Berkeley campus here's an update, reported in the J. And here's news about the civil rights suit against Berkeley Law.  More broadly, the organization Amcha issued a report last month on the significant threat to students' Jewish identity, in the face of anti-Semitism on college campuses. You may be interested in President Biden's "Silence is complicity" speech.