ARTICLES FOR RABBI WOHLBERG'S
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS
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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