A 100-year-old woman chatted briefly as she got her hair done at the salon in the Charles E. Smith Life Communities’ Hebrew Home in Rockville, Maryland, where she lives. It was just one of the many things she was rushing to accomplish before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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In the dystopian future depicted in Aldous Huxley’s classic “Brave New World,” people are industrially engineered, manufactured, and programmed. Through advanced technology, perfect social stability and harmony is achieved — at the cost of free will and any semblance of humanity.
Campus rabbis equipped with training as pastoral counselors are a resource for one-on-one and community-wide support for Jewish students.
For many students, college means the opportunity to make new friends, discover a passion for a specific field, get involved with student groups, and experience endless positive opportunities. For many other students, college is also a time when new challenges, mental health issues, conflicts with classmates, friends and family, and the overall stress of academia start to take its toll on many students, regardless of race, gender, age, or religion. With schedules packed with social, academic, and extracurricular commitments, it can be hard for students to pause and think about getting the support they need.
The fight to establish the State of Israel was waged not only between Jewish underground militias and the British Mandate authorities, but also on the battlefield of public opinion — and public opinion influenced the political and diplomatic struggles that helped determine the fate of the Holy Land. One of those who helped shape the American public’s perception of the fight for Jewish independence was a remarkable journalist named Margaret Ashton Stimson Lindsley.
The general belief among observers of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is that the main obstacles to an agreement are the determination of permanent borders, the future of Israeli settlements, and the final status of Jerusalem — the latter being the most emotional issue of all.
To be sure, it will be extremely difficult for U.S. interlocutors to bridge the gaps between these bitter foes regarding these historically intractable issues. And the challenge gets greater still when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightful demand that the Palestinians accept Israel as a Jewish state is factored into the equation.
My beloved son Erez was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on January 2, 2017.
Erez was an amazing person, loved by all who knew him.
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“If there’s alcohol being served and people are being loose, I want to have the best-looking brunette in the room standing next to me.” This quote from Vice President Mike Pence, featured in a 2002 article by Beltway publication The Hill, was recently referenced in the Washington Post’s profile of America’s Second Lady, Karen Pence:
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Shortly after 10 a.m. sirens blared throughout the New York Hilton Midtown’s Grand Ballroom. Images of Israelis standing still and silent were seen on background video screens. Conference attendees followed suit.
The noise is deafening and the chaos is unbelievable as hundreds of college students try to find each other in a crowded, post-New Year’s bedlam. Passports are checked, name badges are given, and the security line is crawling. The excitement in the air is palpable. These students are traveling to Israel, most of them for the very first time, on a tiny little program called Birthright.
Every year during Apartheid Week, pro-Israel student groups on Columbia University’s campus are presented with the recurring dilemma: how best to combat the anti-Israel narrative and effectively communicate a positive message to the student body regarding the State of Israel and its right to exist. Columbia’s campus is not unique: campuses and communities across the country contend with similar anti-Israel rhetoric each year.
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