[eJP's December 28th post, What Was B’nai B’rith Thinking?, has triggered a tsunami across parts of the Jewish world. Here, the leadership of Jewish Women International - born in 1897 as B'nai B'rith's first auxiliary - weighs in.] To the Editor: We are writing to protest … [Read more...] about JWI Leadership Expresses Concern over B’nai B’rith Actions in Israel
"Let the greatest Rabbis in the Jewish world go to Bet Shemesh. Let each walk a little second grader to school. Let their rebbetzins hold a girl’s hand and say, “Come my dear, don’t be afraid, I will walk you to school.” Let them, our Gedolim, our Torah giants, look in the face of … [Read more...] about The Curse of Violent Extremism
by Aharon N. Harris How about this year we ... Forget the funky buzzwords (that no one wants to admit they truly do not understand)! Forget the “innovation/networks” speak (some of the articles I read make my head spin)! Drop the acronyms! And get out of our “Jewish bubble” tha … [Read more...] about Let’s Start the New Year Off Right!
by Robert Hyfler Both Dan Brown and Danny Allen make important statements in their recent articles in eJewish Philanthropy. Coming from the same place in the heart as the two authors, I have my own digressions, cautions and concerns. Three question and some thoughts on each … [Read more...] about Religion, State and Philanthropy
by Rabbi Julie Schonfeld Shortly after making havdalah, the ceremony separating Shabbat from the work week, I went online to reconnect with the rest of the world and, to my horror, saw the images of last night. From Israel, the image of a Haredi boy, styled to look like the … [Read more...] about Jewish is About Bringing Light, Not Fearing Darkness