Destination: Understanding leaving home to understand your neighbor

As globalization makes different cultures, customs, religions, ethnicity and traditions more accessible, polarization and insularity have encouraged us to turn inward, focusing on our own cultures. The world is in turmoil and our response has been to circle the wagons. We have stopped listen…

Moving beyond ‘flags and falafel’

“Don’t do it!” “You’re crazy – it’s professional madness!” “Have you lost your mind?” These were the comments a friend of mine, a congregational rabbi, received from his colleagues when he shared his planned topic for his Kol Nidre sermon. It’s not hard to guess that th…

Israel minister lauds Morocco move to put Holocaust education in schools

Israel’s Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office MK Michael Oren hailed Morocco’s King Mohammad VI for his decision to introduce Holocaust education into his country’s schools. Read more.

19 swastikas painted on walls of Virginia JCC

Some 19 swastikas were spray painted on the walls of a Jewish Community Center in Virginia. Read more.

Masked killer remains on loose in Chicago as reward is upped to $16,000

Authorities in Chicago have increased a reward for the capture of a masked gunman who remains on the loose after killing two people. Douglass Watts, 73, was shot in the head near his home on Sept. 30, and 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz was killed the following day. Both shootings took place i…