Standing on a cold December night in what seemed to be a never ending queue outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, visitors waiting to enter the embassy’s annual Hanukkah reception had plenty of time to commiserate.
This is the new normal for many members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community: splitting their time between mourning the dead and protesting the hate that brought about the tragedy.
Days before Rosh Hashanah, President Donald Trump gathered some of his closest Jewish advisers to sit next to him in the Oval Office as he conducted the traditional presidential High Holiday conference call with rabbis and Jewish leaders. Here are some of the members of the American Jewish community with whom the president consults.
It’s a tale of a history-laden Czech palace, but within it lays an allegory of current American politics.
What brought about this barrage of vitriol directed at Fueller, his organization and several other Washington, DC-area Jewish institutions? It was the invitation of a highly regarded scholar—and staunch critic of Israel—to speak not about Israel, but on her area of expertise.