The Reform Movement Left Me

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Written by: Rabbi Cary Kozberg for WhiteRoseMagazine THANKS to the man on a blue notebook, I became a rabbi instead of a doctor.  That blue notebook was called a machberet, and it was given out to students in afternoon Hebrew Schools during the 1950s. On the front was the likeness of Maimonides, the renowned 12th century rabbi. Until I was […]

The Pinch Point is Upon Us

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Written by: Dexter Van Zile for WhiteRoseMagazine Editors’ Note: Dexter Van Zile, an activist and defender of the Jewish people and Israel, agreed to let us re-publish this article to inform American Jews and the American people in general about the decline of the Jewish condition since he, as a Christian, began working in the pro-Israel […]

Deadly Exchange – Deadly Silence

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Written by: Dr. Amy Rosenthal & Jsh Ravitch for WhiteRoseMagazine IT’S difficult enough to fight anti-Semitism. It’s that much more challenging when Jewish leaders work to silence those who want to fight, who favor creative approaches, and who think “outside the box.” “Deadly Exchange” is a campaign of Jew hatred that blames Israeli and American Jews […]

The Lies of ‘Ethnic Studies’ Demand New Leadership

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Written by: Karen Hurvitz for WhiteRoseMagazine THE Jews of Massachusetts are facing a storm of institutionalized enmity as anti-Israel curricula are spreading to public schools statewide. On February 1, 2022, I published an article describing how state-wide guidelines on teaching the Middle East had been changed in 2018 to tilt heavily against Israel. Massachusetts public school teachers were told to […]

JCPA “Wokeness” Breeds Division

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Written by: Joanne Bregman for WhiteRoseMagazine ALMOST every American Jewish community of a certain size has a Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) whose mandate it is to build bridges and foster warm relations with other communal, ethnic, and racial groups. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is the national umbrella organization of these local JCRCs. Few […]

Where are Today’s Maccabees?

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Written by: Thane Rosenbaum for WhiteRoseMagazine WHERE are the Maccabees when we need them? And do they work overseas? Those are serious questions, because aside from the amusing paradox of the American Jewish Mafia, those clever ruffians who saw no contradiction between Bar Mitzvahs and Murder Incorporated—Dutch Schultz, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen and the more […]

The City of Slaughter

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Written by: Haim Nahman Bialik for WhiteRoseMagazine This poem was written in tribute to the victims of the Kishinev pogrom. Arise and go now to the city of slaughter;Into its courtyard wind thy way;There with thine own hand touch, and with the eyes of thine head,Behold on tree, on stone, on fence, on mural clay,The spattered blood […]

Moral Narcissism + The Psychology of Failure

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Written by: Richard Landes for WhiteRoseMagazine CURRENTLY, Western elites are enamored of a discourse best described as “utopian universalism,” a vision of a peaceful world, rid of oppression and discrimination; a world with no borders and with freedom and human rights for all. Certain dominant memes carry the message: “violence never solved anything”… “war is not […]

How did we get here?

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Written by: Rebecca Sugar for WhiteRoseMagazine When I ran alumni programming for Birthright Israel participants in New York years ago, Michael Steinhardt and I lamented that the best way to capture the attention of American Jews might be to hire gangs of thugs around the country to break some windows and yell anti-Semitic slurs. Anti-Semitism has […]

The ADL is undermining the battle against Anti-Semitism

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Written by: Jonathan S. Tobin for WhiteRoseMagazine. ARE donors to the Anti-Defamation League aware of what they are funding? Do they know that the organization created to fight prejudice and attacks against Jews is on the record supporting an ideology that grants a permission slip to anti-Semitism? Do they know that the group still considered to be the […]

Playing defense is not working on campuses

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Written by: William A. Jacobson & Johanna E. Markind for WhiteRoseMagazine. THE ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu said, “Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive.” In other words, you don’t win a war by playing defense.  Major Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have reacted to specific campus incidents of anti-Semitism […]

Jews Who Hate Israel Are Teaching Your Children About the Jewish State

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This is not just a matter of concern to individual parents; it also has important implications for our community as a whole. The Jewish community needs to take a long, hard look at the role that many Jewish academics have played, and are continuing to play, in influencing Jewish college students to side with the […]

Far-left rabbis’ defamatory war against pro-Israel Jewish charities

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T’ruah is making common cause with the anti-Israel “Squad” in the U.S. House of Representatives and efforts to persuade the IRS to remove the tax-exemption status from these charities.

Former Board deputy to launch new leadership body

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Those who wish to join will have to support three core principles: to promote Jewish life, to support Israel and to fight antisemitism. The NJA will not address any other issues such as climate change or repression faced by the Uighurs, he added. In a statement, the NJA said it aims to, “voice the opinions […]

Islamist Antisemitism: Where are America’s Jewish Leaders? with Charles Jacobs

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Although antisemitism in the United States is in significant part an Islamist phenomenon, the great institutions of American Jewry have widely failed to confront this problem, as shown by the example of the Islamic Society of Boston cultural center. What explains this failure? What can be done to fix it?

Four Comments on Colleyville

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“Why a synagogue? Why Jews?” asks Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch in the wake of the standoff at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. “To fight effectively against antisemitism, it is not enough to condemn the individual antisemitic act — as welcome and as necessary as that is. We must also take on the toxic ideology that […]

Why Reform Judaism doesn’t work, won’t work and how to fix it

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Barak Hullman – Times of Israel. The Times of IsraelIn an article in the Times of Israel, Reform rabbi Rick Jacobs (the president of the Union for Reform Judaism) is quoted as saying “I believe with the very fiber of my being that young Jews are hungry, but not for a Judaism frozen in a […]

Jewish ‘Leaders’ Are Driving Away Jews

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William A. Levinson – American Thinker. Jewish religious leaders complain that American Jews are intermarrying, assimilating, and abandoning Judaism. These leaders include Eric Yoffie, the former head of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). The URJ was itself a major source of the problem on Yoffie’s watch, and it still is. I refer to its […]

ADL: Fighting Yesterday’s Battles

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Moshe Phillips – Arutz Sheva 7 Israel National News.If you want to know what grassroots Jews are thinking about the international Islamic terror, Israel issues, U.S. politics and more, please don’t look to the self-appointed leaders of the Jewish Establishment. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) seemed to want to do everything possible to direct attention away […]

CHARLES JACOBS: THE ADL MUST DO ITS JOB

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Charles Jacobs – Winnipeg Jewish Review Only 3 percent of ADL’s press releases focus on Islamic extremism and Arab anti-Semitism.

Why recognizing the Bergson Group matters

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Rafael Medof – Jewish Standard Many mainstream Jewish leaders likewise were uncomfortable with the Bergson rescue campaign. They were afraid that loud Jewish activism might provoke anti-Semitism. Some Jewish leaders were worried, too, that the media-savvy Bergson was stealing the limelight. Another factor contributed to the changing attitudes toward Bergson: the legitimization of Jewish activism. […]

An extremist coup at the Union for Reform Judaism

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Staff – Jewish Journal The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s Rabbinic Cabinet is being appointed to head the largest branch of American Judaism. With the nominee to head […]

Is the answer a 2nd ADL?

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Charles Jacobs – Jewish Advocate Maybe ADL leaders have concluded that a shift away from their major traditional focus – Jewry’s enemies on the right – would be institutionally risky and unwise, that expanding ADL’s mandate to include Islamic anti-Semitism might weaken its effectiveness against neo-Nazis and Christian anti-Semites. In today’s politically correct culture, confronting […]

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