Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

American Jews vs. the Israeli government

American Jews really care about pluralism, but it’s not just about pluralism By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL (JTA) — The Great Jewish Revolt of 2017. The Bar Kotel Rebellion. The Diaspora Strikes Back. Whatever you call it, last week’s clash between American Jewish leaders and the Netanyahu government felt louder, angrier and more significant than previous clashes […]

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

A propaganda film shot in Westerbork

In Holland, the Nazis built a luxury camp to lull the Jews before murdering them By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ WESTERBORK, Netherlands (JTA) — Nothing about the footage that Rudolf Breslauer filmed here on May 30, 1944, suggests that it was taken inside one of Europe’s largest Nazi concentration camps. In the film by Breslauer, a German-Jewish […]

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Al Franken learned about justice from his childhood rabbi

Minnesota’s junior senator credits Temple Israel’s Rabbi Max Shapiro for a lifelong love of justice By CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — In February 2015, Sen. Jim Inhofe carried a snowball on to the floor of the Senate to prove global warming did not exist. Everyone knows “it is very, very cold outside,” the Oklahoma Republican said. […]