Red Alert: Not just the rise, but the acceptance of antisemitism—what can we do about it?

By Amy Zewe— Not just the rise, but the acceptance of antisemitism—what can we do about it?. College campuses, and the community at large, is increasingly accepting and even promoting of antisemitic sentiments. We are also seeing this in the curriculums and textbooks, even down to the elementary school age. Raising a generation to believe…

Germany loosens asylum requirements for Ukrainian Jews amid ongoing war with Russia

By Toby Axelrod, JTA— Germany is easing immigration requirements for Jewish refugees from Ukraine, the country’s main Jewish umbrella group announced today. In a deal worked out with the federal government, refugees who have papers proving their Jewish roots will have an expedited path to German citizenship. Jewish leaders welcomed the news even as they…

How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

By Holly Yan, CNN— Behind Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s warm, disarming smile is a leader who’s willing to attack an armed man holding his congregants hostage. On Saturday, a stranger knocked on the door of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The rabbi, assuming the stranger needed shelter from the cold, invited him in and made…