American Jewry, Holocaust

Restitution Paid to Heirs of Nazi Era Jewish Art Collector

Basel Art Museum

Back in 1933, Jewish art collector Curt Glaser auctioned off precious pieces of art at rock-bottom prices out of desperation. Glaser was ousted from his position as director of the Berlin Art Library. He sold the art to get the funds to get out of Nazi Germany. He managed to get to the U.S., where …

Israel, Orthodox

COVID-19: Notable Jewish Deaths

Rabbi Masud Tubul and Aryeh Even, early Jewish victims of the novel coronavirus

The first (may it be the last) death in Israel due to the novel corona virus, is 88-year-old Aryeh Even, of Jerusalem. Even was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who died in Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Hospital. The family released a statement: “We are sad we weren’t allowed to be at his side in his last moments.” …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Holocaust, Quality of Jewish Life

Man Arrested for 2018 Antisemitic Crime

Caine Zander Brown

Caine Zander Brown, age 20, has been arrested for spraying antisemitic graffiti on a Louisiana synagogue, Northshore Jewish Congregation, in 2018. During the investigation, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed Brown regarding a separate matter. Brown admitted traveling to Mandeville, the location of the synagogue, at the time of the defacement of the house …

American Jewry, Quality of Jewish Life

How American Jews and Shuls are Dealing with Corona Virus

corona virus carrier and hand touching mezuza

Trading notes with friends across the U.S. the day after Shabbos Parshas Zachor, was interesting this year, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. A friend in Elizabeth, NJ, told me that, “In shul, they had hand sanitizer on the tables in the back and returned the Sefer Torah directly to the Aron. People did …

antisemitism, BDS, Israel

BDS This: Israel Develops Coronavirus Vaccine

Israeli lab tech works on coronavirus vaccine

Israel is going to have a coronavirus vaccine in three weeks. That doesn’t mean we will have it then. It will take time for it to clear regulatory stuff and to be manufactured and distributed. That could take 90 days or more. By that time we hope the epidemic will have passed, but the thing …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel, Liberal Jews

Sanders Surrogate and Out and Out Antisemite

Amer Zahr, Bernie Sanders, Linda Sarsour

Bernie Sanders has appointed anti-Israel activist and antisemite Amer Zahr as surrogate for Sanders 2020 presidential campaign. This is no surprise to those of us who have watched Sanders embrace antisemites like Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour. Or to those of us who listened to Sanders say he would cut aid to the Jewish State. …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Southern Israelis Demand Solution

Children hunker down in Israeli kindergarten during Operation Protective Edge in Israel

When the Jews left Gaza during the 2005 Disengagement, terror moved further into Israel, putting one million Southern Israelis under constant rocket fire with balloon terror that targets Southern Israeli children. Often, while we are enjoying our Sabbath meals in peace, Jews in Southern Israel are running to their safe rooms and shelters with screaming …

antisemitism, Holocaust

Valerie Plame Takes Money from Holocaust Denier

Valerie Plame has taken flack before for tweeting antisemitic articles from a white supremacist website. Now the Democrat, a congressional candidate, is also accepting contributions from a Holocaust denier. There have so far been 8 documented donations to Plame’s campaign from Pete McCloskey and his wife, totaling more than $1200. McCloskey is infamous for referring …

Israel

Arab League Rejects Peace Plan

Arab League logo

Trump’s peace plan seemed to garner approval from most of the Arab states. But now, the Arab League has announced that it rejects the plan, after hearing more details from Abbas. In case you were wondering, the Arab League comprises 22 Arab member states. Here is a list of all the nations that reject this …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel

Tlaib Retweets Then Deletes Antisemitic Libel, No Apology

Rashida Tlaib

When a little boy falls into a well and drowns, no one is celebrating. But to use the boy’s death to demonize and spread falsehoods about Israel is pure antisemitism. Especially when it was Israeli rescue personnel who assisted in finding the boy. But that is exactly what Representative Rashida Tlaib did. She retweeted the …