Month: October 2019

Israel

Demi Lovato Apologizes for Taking Free Trip to Israel

Demi Lovato's instagram post apologizing for accepting a free trip to Israel

Singer-Actress Demi Lovato got a free trip to Israel, apparently sponsored by Zeev Elkin of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All she had to do was write a few posts. While she was in Israel, she got baptized in the Jordan River and had a religious experience. She posted about that.   View this post …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Increased Security Measures Over High Holidays

Tree of Life Synagogue surrounded by yellow crime tape

Synagogues in California took special security measures to protect congregants over Rosh Hashana. So did shuls in Pittsburgh, and indeed, in all of America. Such measures included installing extra security cameras, having guards check handbags, and hiring extra security guards. Somehow, we have always thought this would not be needed here, in America. It is …