After Colleyville, What Does Hope Look Like for Jewish Parents?

Finding hope in the darkness of cancer, Covid and Colleyville.

#anti-semitism, #cancer, #colleyville-tex, #facebook-inc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #parenting, #synagogues

Tennessee Couple Says Adoption Agency Turned Them Away for Being Jewish

Elizabeth and Gabriel Rutan-Ram are plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming that state funding of a child-placing agency that discriminates based on religion is unconstitutional.

#adoptions, #americans-united-for-separation-of-church-and-state, #discrimination, #holston-united-methodist-home-for-children-inc, #jews-and-judaism, #religion-state-relations, #rutan-ram-elizabeth, #rutan-ram-gabriel, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennessee

As F.B.I. Breached Texas Synagogue, Hostages Were Dashing for Exit

The federal agency said it was unaware that three hostages were already escaping the temple as an elite rescue team entered from different sides, killing the attacker.

#akram-malik-faisal, #anti-defamation-league, #colleyville-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #siddiqui-aafia, #synagogues, #terrorism

What an Antisemite’s Fantasy Says About Jewish Reality

Why America can’t ignore the continual threat against Jews. 

#hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #race-and-ethnicity, #synagogues, #terrorism, #texas

F.B.I. Director Calls Texas Synagogue Attack an Act of Antisemitism

Christopher A. Wray said the hostage taker targeted the Jewish community, contrary to the agency’s initial statement.

#akram-malik-faisal, #anti-defamation-league, #central-synagogue-of-new-york, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fort-worth-tex, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #rabbis, #siddiqui-aafia, #synagogues, #terrorism

80 Years Ago the Nazis Planned the ‘Final Solution.’ It Took 90 Minutes.

As Germany observes the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, witnesses of the Nazi era are dying and antisemitism is resurgent in Europe and the United States.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #berlin-germany, #concentration-camps, #eichmann-adolf, #goebbels-joseph, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #wannsee-conference, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Scholars Doubt New Theory on Anne Frank’s Betrayal

A new book that names a Jewish notary as a suspect made headlines. Now that World War II and Holocaust experts have had time to review its claims, many doubt the methods and conclusion.

#books-and-literature, #frank-anne, #frank-anne-house, #frank-otto, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horn-dara, #jews-and-judaism, #sullivan-rosemary-1947, #van-twisk-pieter, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

Texas Rabbi Recounts Dramatic Escape From Synagogue

As a gunman ranted, the hostages whispered instructions and edged closer to the door. The rabbi credited security training for their safe exit.

#akram-malik-faisal, #colleyville-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #rabbis, #synagogues, #terrorism

Officials Investigating Synagogue Attacker’s Link to 2010 Terror Case

Aafia Siddiqui has spent almost 12 years in a U.S. federal prison after being convicted of trying to kill American soldiers and plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty.

#akram-malik-faisal, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #pakistan, #siddiqui-aafia, #statue-of-liberty, #synagogues, #terrorism, #texas

11 Hours of Fear, Negotiation and Finally, Relief

The F.B.I. identified Malik Faisal Akram, a British national, as the man who took hostages in a Texas synagogue on Saturday. He was killed during the rescue operation.

#akram-malik-faisal, #colleyville-tex, #dallas-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #homeland-security-department, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #rabbis, #synagogues

SWAT Team Responds to a Synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

A man could be heard shouting on a livestream from Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. F.B.I. crisis negotiators and heavily armed police have converged on the building.

#colleyville-tex, #jews-and-judaism, #synagogues, #threats-and-threatening-messages

A Memoir of a Young Girl’s Survival Amid Mounting Horrors

In “Mala’s Cat,” Mala Kacenberg describes her time hiding out in the forest during World War II after losing her family.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kacenberg-mala, #poland, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Rabbi Shot in Synagogue Attack Is Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Schemes

Yisroel Goldstein, who was wounded in the deadly 2019 attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue, north of San Diego, was sentenced to 14 months in fraud schemes in which, prosecutors say, he received more than $500,000.

#chabad-of-poway-poway-calif-synagogue, #chabad-of-poway-synagogue-shooting-2019, #earnest-john-t, #frauds-and-swindling, #goldstein-yisroel, #jews-and-judaism, #justice-department, #synagogues, #tax-evasion

To Boldly Explore the Jewish Roots of ‘Star Trek’

An exhibition at a Jewish cultural center has plenty of artifacts to delight Trekkies — but it also notes the Jewish origins of the Vulcan salute.

#jews-and-judaism, #los-angeles-calif, #museum-of-pop-culture, #museums, #nimoy-adam-1956, #nimoy-leonard, #roddenberry-gene, #skirball-cultural-center, #star-trek-tv-program, #television

‘Three Minutes: A Lengthening’ Looks at Jewish Life Before Nazi Invasion

A documentary based on a home movie shot by an American in 1938 provides a look at the vibrancy of a Jewish community in Europe just before the Holocaust.

#bonham-carter-helena, #books-and-literature, #documentary-films-and-programs, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kurtz-glenn, #nasielsk-poland, #poland, #stigter-bianca, #sundance-film-festival-park-city-utah, #three-minutes-in-poland-discovering-a-lost-world-in-a-1938-family-film-book, #three-minutes-a-lengthening-movie, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum

Once a Janitor, Now the Bar Mitzvah Photography King of Montreal

With a touch of chutzpah and “a little help from God,” Braulio Rocha, a Roman Catholic Portuguese immigrant, traded in his mop for a camera.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #montreal-quebec, #photography, #rocha-braulio, #synagogues

A Hare and an Inheritance, Once Hidden, at the Jewish Museum

Lovers of Edmund de Waal’s book can get close to that netsuke in a compelling show of objects that endured across a century of violence, discrimination and dispossession.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #culture-arts, #de-waal-edmund, #diller-scofidiorenfro, #diller-elizabeth, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #jewish-museum-vienna, #jews-and-judaism, #manhattan-nyc, #morisot-berthe, #museums, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #vienna-austria

New Yorkers and the Sacred Spaces in Their Homes

Hundreds of thousands of people in the city have set aside a part of their homes to pray, meditate or give thanks for another day.

#buddhism, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-city, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-and-belief, #sikhs-and-sikhism, #voodoo

How a World War II Bomber Pilot Became ‘the King of Artificial Trees’

Si Spiegel, a bomber pilot, can claim a dual legacy: as a war hero and as a father of the artificial tree.

#christmas-trees, #content-type-personal-profile, #england, #germany, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #jews-and-judaism, #roosevelt-field, #united-states-army, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How Will N.Y. Religious Schools Respond to a Vaccine Mandate?

Mayor Bill de Blasio set a vaccine mandate for religious and private schools. Jewish and Catholic leaders are frustrated, and some have predicted legal challenges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #freedom-of-religion, #jews-and-judaism, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Synagogue Feud Spills Into Public View: ‘Only Room for One Rabbi’

Rabbi Arthur Schneier abruptly fired Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt from Park East Synagogue, and long-simmering tensions publicly exploded in a way rabbinic rivalries rarely do.

#appeal-of-conscience-foundation, #hampton-synagogue, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-state, #orthodox-judaism, #park-east-synagogue, #rabbis, #synagogues

New York City Sets Vaccine Mandate for Religious and Private School Workers

The directive, which affects 56,000 employees, may face opposition at yeshivas, because of resistance to coronavirus vaccines among some Orthodox Jews.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #vaccination-and-immunization

Batsheva Hay’s Rich, Eggy Challah for Hanukkah

Adapted from a recipe by Joan Nathan, Batsheva Hay’s preferred iteration of the classic Jewish bread is worth the time commitment.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #batsheva-fashion-label, #bread, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #eggs, #fashion-and-apparel, #hanukkah, #hay-batsheva, #jews-and-judaism, #recipes

The National Debate Over Abortion Laws

Readers discuss whether one can be a pro-life feminist, high-risk pregnancies and Judaism’s position on abortion. Also: Taking action against Omicron.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #jews-and-judaism, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #warren-tish-harrison, #womens-rights

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hanukkah

What’s that reindeer doing with menorah antlers? Retailers want inclusive holiday merchandise, but hit a few snags.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bed-bathbeyond-inc, #christmas, #e-commerce, #hanukkah, #jews-and-judaism, #michaels-stores-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states

Israeli Is Killed by Disguised Palestinian Near Holiest Site in Jerusalem

The shooting, the first attack by a Palestinian since May to result in the death of a Jewish civilian, could deepen tensions within Israel’s fragile governing coalition.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #hamas, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Abortion Rights Are a Religious Freedom for Progressive Jews

Jewish tradition prioritizes the life of the mother over the fetus. Are our voices being heard?

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #jews-and-judaism, #mississippi, #supreme-court-us

College Student Charged in Arson at Texas Synagogue

Security footage of the attack on Halloween night showed the man carrying a five-gallon fuel jug and a roll of toilet paper to the synagogue’s entrance, the F.B.I. said.

#anti-semitism, #arson, #austin-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-austin-tex, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbi-steven-folberg, #synagogues, #texas-state-university

Ethiopian Civil War Sparks Rancorous Debate Over Immigration to Israel

Thousands of relatives of the remnants of Ethiopian Jewry are waiting to be airlifted to Israel. For now, the Israeli government sees no urgency.

#discrimination, #ethiopia, #immigration-and-emigration, #israel, #jews-and-judaism

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd on ‘The Shrink Next Door’

The comic actors talk about playing more complex roles in this Apple TV+ series about a psychiatrist who insinuates himself into the life of a needy patient.

#apple-tv-plus, #content-type-personal-profile, #ferrell-will, #jews-and-judaism, #rudd-paul, #television, #the-shrink-next-door-tv-program

Meta plans to remove thousands of sensitive ad-targeting categories.

Ad buyers will no longer be able to use topics such as health, race or sexual orientation to target people with unwanted ads on Facebook or other Meta apps.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #instagram-inc, #jews-and-judaism, #meta-platforms-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, 96, Dies; Sought to Demystify Death and Grief

He wrote prolifically about grief, counseled the bereaved after 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing and paid particular attention to children. “Grief is the price we pay for love,” he’d say.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #grief-emotion, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbi-earl-grollman, #rabbis

Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

#anti-semitism, #beinart-peter, #clergy, #dermer-ron, #diaspora, #east-jerusalem, #forward-the, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #hebrew-union-college, #hebrew-union-college-jewish-institute-of-religion, #hebron-west-bank, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jewish-theological-seminary-of-america, #jews-and-judaism, #los-angeles-calif, #millennial-generation, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #pew-research-center, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #rabbis, #rabin-yitzhak, #taglit-birthright-israel, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #west-bank, #western-wall-jerusalem

Holocaust Scholar to Testify at Charlottesville Trial

In a Charlottesville courtroom, Deborah E. Lipstadt will testify to the persistence of antisemitism, and its links to present-day politics.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-news-channel, #heyer-heather-d-1985-2017, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Finding New Ways to Write About and Grapple With Israel

Three new books — Daniel Sokatch’s “Can We Talk About Israel?,” Omri Boehm’s “Haifa Republic” and Ethan Michaeli’s “Twelve Tribes” — explore various dimensions of the Jewish state.

#boehm-omri, #books-and-literature, #can-we-talk-about-israel-a-guide-for-the-curious-confused-and-conflicted-book, #haifa-israel, #haifa-republic-a-democratic-future-for-israel-book, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jews-and-judaism, #michaeli-ethan-1967, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #sokatch-daniel, #twelve-tribes-promise-and-peril-in-the-new-israel-book, #zionism

The Rise of the Designer Deli

Nothing says “New York” like a shabby shop that sells lox and bagels. But as the city’s delicatessens were threatened with extinction, a new species was unleashed.

#carnegie-delicatessen-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #delicatessens, #jews-and-judaism, #katzs-delicatessen-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #russdaughters-manhattan-ny, #together-brooklyn-ny-restaurant

What Happened After the Most Deadly Antisemitic Attack in American History?

In Mark Oppenheimer’s “Squirrel Hill,” he chronicles the aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting and how it affected the tightly knit Pittsburgh Jewish community.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #jews-and-judaism, #mass-shootings, #oppenheimer-mark, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #squirrel-hill-the-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting-and-the-soul-of-a-neighborhood-book, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue

Céline’s Newly Unearthed Work Causes a Stir in France

A legal battle is raging over manuscripts written by the antisemitic writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline that disappeared almost eight decades ago.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #celine-louis-ferdinand, #france, #jews-and-judaism, #manuscripts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #writing-and-writers

A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

Éric Zemmour, eyeing the presidency, tries to rehabilitate the wartime Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis as part of a campaign filled with provocations.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #levy-bernard-henri, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #petain-philippe, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zemmour-eric

Traveling Through a Divided Israel

Two Times journalists drive the length of Israel to discover what it means to be Israeli today. They meet a kaleidoscope of people, searching for belonging but far apart on how to find it.

#anti-semitism, #arabs, #bedouins, #ben-gurion-david, #bethlehem-west-bank, #discrimination, #east-jerusalem, #eilat-israel, #haifa-israel, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kibbutz-movement, #middle-east, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #red-sea, #religion-state-relations, #sea-of-galilee-israel, #tel-aviv-israel, #zionism

What Jefferson’s Statue Meant to the Jewish Naval Hero Who Donated It

A symbol of slavery to some, of religious liberty to others. 

#city-council-nyc, #freedom-of-religion, #jefferson-thomas, #jews-and-judaism, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #slavery-historical

Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Town

A 7-year-old told her mother that she resisted a New Jersey teacher’s attempt to pull off her Muslim head covering. It spiraled from there.

#barbie-doll, #black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #education-k-12, #fencing-sport, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #instagram-inc, #jews-and-judaism, #muhammad-ibtihaj, #muslim-americans, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #tarver-robert-l-jr, #twitter

Elizabeth Diller Is Retelling Edmund de Waal’s Story — and Her Own

Designing a show at the Jewish Museum in New York has illuminated corners of hidden history in her life, the architect says. “Edmund dug into his past. I didn’t. I couldn’t bear it.”

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-waal-edmund, #diller-scofidiorenfro, #diller-elizabeth, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #jews-and-judaism, #the-hare-with-amber-eyes-book

U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context

Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.

#archives-and-records, #concentration-camps, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #holocaust-memorial-resource-and-education-center-of-florida, #holocaust-museum-for-hopehumanity, #jews-and-judaism, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #orlando-fla, #shoah-foundation, #spielberg-steven, #st-louis-kaplan-feldman-holocaust-museum, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Antisemitic Graffiti Found at Auschwitz

The police and the Auschwitz Memorial are urging anyone with knowledge of the vandalism to come forward.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #auschwitz-birkenau-memorial-and-museum, #concentration-camps, #european-union, #germany, #graffiti, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #oswiecim-poland

Germany Sets Aside an Additional $767 Million for Holocaust Survivors, Officials Say

Many of those now eligible for reparations are Russian Jews who survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad. They will receive annual pensions of about $5,200, or 4,500 euros.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #eastern-europe, #eizenstat-stuart-e, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #reparations, #romania, #russia, #st-petersburg-russia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

What Happens When the Last Jew Leaves Afghanistan

Stories about the end of diversity aren’t charming. 

#afghanistan, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #tripoli-libya, #world-heritage-sites

In ‘Afterlives,’ About Looted Art, Why Are the Victims an Afterthought?

The subject is one of the gravest topics in art history. I came for the lost stories of Jewish collectors. Where were they?

#afterlives-recovering-the-lost-stories-of-looted-art-exhibit, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #jews-and-judaism, #paris-france

Talk of Iraq Recognizing Israel Prompts Threats of Arrest or Death

A conference promoting normalization, organized by a little-known American group, prompted a furor, pointing to the volatility and danger in Iraqi politics.

#braude-joseph, #erbil-iraq, #international-relations, #iraq, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kurds, #sunni-muslims, #threats-and-threatening-messages