ARTICLES FOR RABBI WOHLBERG'S
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS  1/20/21

A Hasidic man faces prison for money laundering His lack of education is being used in a plea for leniency

Jewish community shaped by the Inquisition opens Portugal’s first Holocaust museum

Netanyahu's Parting Gift To Trump -A New Embassy Plot - Is An Empty Gesture

The Death of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Freedom Rider Rabbi Arrested on The Same Day As John Lewis

The IHRA definition of anti-Semitism and why people are fighting over it, explained

1/13/21
A Call For Moral Clarity

Brad Schneider among 3 House lawmakers said to have contracted COVID during siege of Congress
The Capitol siege rattled him, too. But Yoni Applebaum is more worried about 2024.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz fight a Twitter battle over Holocaust analogies

Israel is having yet another election — could Netanyahu lose? Here are the basics.

Meet Christie Moore, the Portland oncologist who made a bracha on her vaccination
Men have dominated Jewish texts for most of history. These women are trying to change that.
The Holocaust Stole My Youth. Covid-19 Is Stealing My Last Years.


1/6/21
‘Blood is on your hands’ Antisemitism Cow returns one final time to rail at Twitter
5 things to know about Israel’s attention-grabbing COVID-19 vaccination spree
For Jews from the former Soviet Union, New Year’s Eve always involves a Christmas-style tree
Many Jews refrain from learning Torah on Christmas Eve and call it Nittel Nacht. Here’s my family tradition to spread light.
NY attorney general recuses herself from vaccine-fraud investigation into ParCare clinics, owned by a Hasidic supporter



12/16/20
Assault reported at Chabad of the Bluegrass menorah-lighting in Lexington, Kentucky
Floridians can now ‘Stand with Israel’ on their license plates
I knew Hanukkah celebrated defeating the Greeks

Rio inaugurates long-awaited Holocaust memorial with 72-foot-tall tower

12/9/20

From Kamala and Doug to Biden

Historical novel on Holland’s largest Holocaust rescue operation slammed for ‘awful’ errors

It’s time for the Jewish community to make a big push for Jews marrying Jews

Jewish women from North Africa have an awesome feminist Hanukkah tradition

Roald Dahl’s family apologizes ‘for the lasting and understandable hurt’ caused by his anti-Semitism

Roald Dahl’s Family Apologizes for His Anti-Semitism

Trump administration wants Holocaust restitution cases heard outside US. The Supreme Court seems skeptical.

12/2/20
Alejandro Mayorkas’ historic nomination is a wake up call: Stop erasing Sepharadim.

New data suggest Birthright effect on Jewish marriage, connection to Israel lasts up to 2 decades

Birthright’s insulting obsession with intermarriage is erasing young Jews


Birthright Has Failed Young Jews, But Not For The Reason You Think.



Justice Neil Gorsuch suggested New York’s COVID restrictions hold back Orthodox Jewish women. The truth is far more complicated.

Thank You, Justice Gorsuch.

Why would the government of Israel undermine the legacy of Yad Vashem?



11/18/20
HBO series ‘Valley of Tears’ reopens wounds of the Yom Kippur War

Israeli Knesset members propose giving Diaspora Jews a formal role in Israeli affairs​
We need Thanksgiving more than ever this year​

Praying through the second wave: Expert advice on staying safe

What Gentiles Can Learn From Lord Sacks

     

11/11/20
Will American Jews ever be unified again? Abe Foxman remains an optimist.
Nonprofits use tech to match study partners on hows, whys of Shabbat unplugging
This Jewish teen created a daily news digest, The Cramm, read by millions worldwide

The New Jewish Vote
Sacks: What Is Anti-Semitism?

Jesuit Catholic priest pens book about his order’s complicity in the Holocaust


11/4/20
A small but growing number of Orthodox rabbis are officiating same-sex weddings
A widely circulated video showed Jews being harassed at Black Lives Matter protest.
The attacker is part of a fringe group.

Israel’s Right-Wing Losers

It’s 2020 and anti-Semitism is an electoral tactic again

Satmar rabbi denounces Borough Park protests​

The Jewish Faucis Orthodox doctors battle COVID — and disinformation — in Orthodox
communities


10/28/20
France is cracking down on radical Islam – with the blessing of its Jewish minority
Secular Synagogues Take Root in Israel
United States of Anxiety: The new fears of American Jews

The global proportion of Jews living in Europe is as low as it was 1,000 years ago. And the future there doesn’t look bright.

The Halloween Dilemma


10/21/20

Judge Amy Barrett helped me protect public menorahs. I know she’ll help defend religious  liberty for all

What is a ‘moser’? The ugly, complicated history of Judaism’s most dangerous accusation

‘It’s totally irresponsible’: How New York Jews feel watching the unrest in Borough Park

          Israeli Oppression Comes to Durham



          Right-wing, ultra-Orthodox parties accused of plotting ‘takeover’ at World Zionist                            Congress

          Pastors wrapped in Torah: Why so many Christians are appropriating Jewish ritual


7/22/20

Charles Barkley calls out Black sports figures, celebrities for anti-Semitism

Why celebrities keep quoting Louis Farrakhan — despite his anti-Semitism

The Anti-Semitism We Didn’t See

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?

Twitter Explained | What’s Your #JewishPrivilege?

John Lewis and the Jews: 6 moments that showcase an enduring alliance

In the Talmud, God admits He’s wrong. There’s a lesson there about free speech.



6/24/20

8 American Monuments Celebrating Anti-Semites

A California synagogue memorialized Judah Benjamin, the Confederacy’s most prominent Jew. Here’s how that changed.

Israel’s interior minister again seeks to end conversions outside of state’s Chief Rabbinate

At a German train station, a unique memorial is dedicated to Jews deported to their death

TikTok social media platform users target young people with anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, study finds

‘Let him drive the kids home’: Orthodox lawmakers advise civil disobedience as suit filed against sleepaway camp ban


6/17/20
Alumni call on Jewish day schools to do more to fight racism

How our growing consensus against racism turned into a moral panic
You Don't Have to Choose Between Black Lives Matter and Israel

3 Orthodox Jews and 2 Catholic priests sue over NY restrictions on houses of worship

Mother of Palestinian man with autism killed by police calls for footage of his death to be released

Calls to defund the police put Jewish institutions in a tough position

6/10/20

‘Believe us’: Black Jews respond to the George Floyd protests, in their own words

The Quiet Demise of the Separation of Church and State

The Palestinian appropriation of black pain

We Orthodox Jews have been largely complacent about racism. It’s time to change that.

The protesters are praying with their feet. Why can’t we pray in our shuls?

5/20/20
In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich

Italian Synagogues and Churches Reopen, but with Fewer Worshippers Allowed

George Washington University Stands By Appointment of Interim Dean Who Backs Boycott Israel Movement

Conservative Movement Allows Livestreaming on Shabbat and Holidays During Pandemic

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Wants to Remove US Troops From the Sinai Peninsula. Key Democrats and Republicans Disagree.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Calls on VA To Replace Headstones Inscribed With Swastikas

The First Kosher Wine In A Can Has Arrived

Healing Hands


5/13/20
2019 saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in at least 40 years, ADL says
Dr. Fauci High Holiday services are possible, but many hurdles remain

How the ultra-Orthodox plan to reopen safely: No women, no children

Lag b’Omer is traditionally a day of Jewish weddings. What will happen under social distancing
Technology makes Jewish education more accessible. We must ensure the tradeoff isn’t our values.


5/6/20
Israel is ready to reopen. I’m not.
I’m a statistician. Closing camp because of corona is a huge mistake.
Our True Colors
Synagogue jumps to revise slogan slammed as sexist for linking women and whining
Down the tubes: How Israel’s poop may help prevent second coronavirus wave
High Court pans coalition deal, but signals no ruling until relevant laws passed
Today, we’re mourning the loss of our social spaces. Tomorrow, let’s redesign them.
Letter from Los Angeles: Love in the time of coronavirus
Wearing a face mask? You’re doing a mitzvah. Make a brachah!


4/29/20

Israel’s population grows slightly to nearly 9.2 million on eve of Independence Day

Israel’s tracking of coronavirus carriers is out unless Knesset makes it a law, Supreme Court rules

Belgian police charge 3 for commemorating Holocaust in violation of coronavirus rules

One year after Poway attack, Lori Gilbert-Kaye remembered at memorial as ‘beautiful,’ inside and out

Sirens wail throughout Israel at start of Memorial Day — then there was a Western Wall ceremony with no audience

Yair Lapid once allied with Benny Gantz. Now he wants to keep him from becoming prime minister.

Dramatic, socially distanced protests against Israel’s government deal continue in Tel Aviv

Counting the Omer in a World Without Time

Bereaved families plead for reconciliation at joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial


The handshake is dead. Long live the…

Stop shaking hands. Do this instead


4/22/20

Rotation, annexation et al: Key elements of the Netanyahu-Gantz coalition deal

Netanyahu said to favor curfew on Independence Day, Ramadan nights

With services online, many synagogues are seeing greater attendance — at least for now

Netanyahu’s Power Is Extended as Rival Accepts Israel Unity Government

Worldwide population of 14.7 million Jews falls well short of pre-World War II numbers

Jerusalem’s Old City, virtual reality edition: A game brings quarantined people around the world into the holy neighborhood

Holocaust trivialization at protests isn’t just offensive. It threatens democracy

Why do we still remember the Holocaust? To be inspired

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