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On erev Shabbat following the disturbances on Aug. 11–12 Charlottesville, Virginia, Yeshiva University distributed reflections on these events written by seven members of its faculty, from … more
We live in a time when, as the U.S. State Department has noted, a “rising tide of anti-Semitism” is sweeping the world. In the West, it is creeping into the mainstream from the margins of … more
Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the … more
During his chaotic discussion with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday, Aug. 15, President Trump was asked why he waited until Monday, Aug. 14, to criticize neo-Nazi protesters who had … more
The suffering that racism and its offshoots have inflicted upon humanity throughout history is both wide ranging in its impact and egregiously pernicious in its multifaceted assault on dignity, … more
French historian Pierre Nora spent his life describing and explaining “places of memory,” sites commemorating significant moments in the history of a community that continue to resonate … more
Our ardent commitment to free speech in the United States sometimes motivates our government to embrace neutrality between all viewpoints, even in the face of racial hatred and anti-Semitism. … more
The shocking neo-Nazi, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville brought to the surface the roiling hatred validated and emboldened through the presidential campaign. But it did not start there. … more
Among the signal Jewish contributions to the store of human wisdom, the best known are likely the Ten Commandments, and the concept of monotheism. But as I think about the appalling display of racism … more
The stinging heat of anti-Semitism is being felt, yet again, around the world. Whether you live in Miami, Rome or Santiago, the goosebumps we all got when we heard the chants of the white … more
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