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Fundraiser for Jewish Ethiopians Fighting COVID attracts the wrong kind of attention.

June 27 On June 25th, an Ethiopian refugee, Sintayehu Garedew, American photographer Sam Litvin, and American Rapper Kosha Dillz aka Rami Matan Even-Esh held an event via Zoom. It was to raise awareness of the Jewish community called Beta-Avraham who … Continue reading

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From McDonalds to Yiddish-Fest

It was a hot day in New York and I needed 15 minutes to kill and WiFi. The only thing near the offices of Tablet Magazine was a McDonalds and when I walked in, I saw a tall skinny redhead … Continue reading

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Why MLK Day is a Jewish Holiday.

Today, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, Jewish Americans have more to thank than anyone else other than African Americans. Why? Because in America, prior to the work of MLK that created the Civil Rights Act, it was ok … Continue reading

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Why “Jews are Smart” (they are not).

If Bret Stephens spent any time outside his circle, he would know that far from all Jews are smart. He would know that far from all Ashkenazi Jews are smart. If he visited Israel, he would know that Jews are … Continue reading

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The Riots In The Cities

Aside from some added traffic and re-routing of buses, the city is generally quiet. We live in Tel Aviv next door to a predominantly black and immigrant neighborhood. On my way home last night, as I walked through the neighborhood, … Continue reading

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No Longer A Stranger in a Stranger’s Land

She turned to me and tears were streaming from her eyes. The thought that someone would say, that she never never felt trauma pierced her deeply. I never meant her, I simply meant, anyone who has not felt that, is … Continue reading

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Enemy of My Enemy is Not My Friend A Rabbi shot in the hand, an 8-year-old girl who moved from Sderot and her 32-year-old uncle visiting from Israel, a mother with a 22-year-old who shielded the Rabbi with her body: … Continue reading

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Response to Mr. Rafael Castro.

Dear Mr. Rafael Castro, I read your “open letter” to me and my people. While I appreciate the sentiment, your love for our land and your advice, I feel you misunderstand Israel and Jewish people in a few very important … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Missiles

It’s nine o’clock on Thursday night. Friday night in the Middle East. The weekend’s here and all are heading home or with their kids, or out and about at bars. I’m with my fellow students, walking on wet walkways of … Continue reading

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The 2500 killed in Israel every year that no one talks about.

It’s an early Wednesday morning when I put on my shoes and pop in my head phones. I turn on my running app and begin my morning stride down a street in south Tel-Aviv. By the time I get to … Continue reading

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