Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

What it’s like to be Jewish in South Korea

There are about 1,000 Jews living in South Korea By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Though the Jewish community in South Korea is small, Jews visiting the country to compete in or watch the Winter Olympic Games won’t have to skimp on kosher food or Shabbat programming. The country’s Chabad emissary is setting up a pop-up […]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Some shuls are banning Shlomo Carlebach

He was perhaps the most prominent 20th-century composer of American Jewish music, but his reputation has been tarnished by accusation of sexual misconduct By BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — When Rabbi Angela Buchdahl announced how her synagogue would respond to the #MeToo moment, she singled out a man. But he wasn’t one of her […]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Poland wants to ban the term ‘Polish death camps’

There are historical inaccuracies on both sides of the debate regarding identifying death camps By CNAAN LIPSHIZ (JTA) — The Polish parliament’s bill to criminalize the use of the term “Polish death camps” prompted an avalanche of criticism in Israel by officials and individuals who warned that it is excessive and risks stifling research on […]