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Color Red, Color Red

10:00 06 February in Latest
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by David W. Weiss July 14, 2014 We have just been seated on the motorized cart that takes handicapped passengers to the departure gates when the sirens go off. COLOR RED, COLOR RED. The airport’s public spaces empty. From the shatter-proof window of the safety niche the...

Argentinian Israeli Mutual Association explosion aftermath

An Argentine Journalist on Fallout from Prosecutor’s Mysterious Death

12:26 05 February in In the News, Latest, Uncategorized
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[caption id="attachment_19918" align="alignleft" width="300"] The ruins left after a bomb exploded at the Argentinian Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, July 1994. Credit: AFP/Getty Images[/caption] The plot unfolded like a murder mystery. First, on January 18, Argentine state prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead from a gunshot...

Trees in a forest

The Enduring Relevance of Tu B’Shevat

16:45 04 February in Latest
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Today marks the Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat. Tu B’Shevat celebrates the new year for trees and is often marked with a Tu B’Shevat seder, where attendees drink wine and eat fruits and nuts. We asked Elan Margulies, the director of Teva, a Jewish youth environmental program under the larger organization Hazon,...

Charlie Hebdo Je Suis Charlie

Rising Anti-Semitism and the Charlie Hebdo Massacre  

18:05 15 January in In the News, Latest
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For the French-Jewish community, last week's attacks were a confirmation of their worst fears. After a year of rising anti-Jewish violence—attacks on Jewish families, synagogue firebombings, anti-Semitic marches—Jews are now fleeing Paris in record numbers, according to news reports. French authorities have acknowledged the severity of the situation, deploying...