Dems, Local Jewish Community Condemn Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweet



Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for her latest anti-Semitic tweet after politicians nationwide and Jewish groups spoke out on her equating money to Jewish political control. Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019 The latest issue started on Sunday night when Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional […]

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An Invitation Home



My first Shabbat service in more than 20 years was in Jerusalem. An atheist Jew, sitting on a hard, limestone terrace with my wife, a secular agnostic, under a hazy, thick night sky with 19 other couples who, outside of similar demographics, we barely knew. Our Rabbi invited us to join him in prayer if […]

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Watching Israel From Inside The Yeshiva



I am watching the world through a glass wall. That’s how it feels to be in yeshiva, happy to be studying Judaism, but growing increasingly angry at the fact that I have no time for anything else. A year ago I left home to travel, and not tied to anything or anyplace, in particular, I […]

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Herzl Camp Partners For Israeli Internships



In a booming economy, our college-age staff have many exciting opportunities that compete with a summer at camp. While we know the value of the hands-on management and leadership skills that a camp counselor job provides, it is hard to compare with glamorous and often well-paid corporate experiences that are frequently now designed as recruiting tools […]

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With Election Now Over, Ilhan Omar Voices BDS Support



In August, now Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar told a crowd of more than 1,000 people that the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement was “counteractive” because it wasn’t “helpful in getting a two-state solution.” Now, less than a week after Omar’s election to Congress representing Minnesota’s Fifth District, Omar is explicitly stating her position as a BDS […]

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An Open Letter To Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar



Dear Ilhan Omar, Hi. My name is Sarah. I’m an American-Israeli raised on Yiddish lullabies, because my Mom was the last scion of our shtetl and she would tell me stories of a world eaten alive first by pogroms, then by Nazis. I’m an American Israeli raised by Grandparents who were told on their honeymoon […]

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