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  • Anton Yelchin explores extramarital love’s time slot in ‘5 to 7’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    In Victor Levin’s new romantic film, “5 to 7,” an aspiring author laments to a friend about his affair with a French diplomat’s wife who is in an open marriage.  “I was taught that there are no free lunches…the other shoe drops and you suffer 1,000-fold,” the character, named Brian...

  • This Passover, raging anti-Semitism, ascendant Iran stand between Jews and the promise of Elijah the Prophet

    April 2, 2015 | 11:20 am

    This post originally ran on Fow News.

    On Friday night Jewish families in Israel and throughout the world will celebrate our Passover Seder, a wondrous interactive event remembering we were once slaves unto Pharaoh and celebrating our freedom and first baby steps as a nation. In...

  • Following grave desecration, Tunisian president vows to defend Jews

    March 27, 2015 | 11:29 am

     In the wake of the desecration of a Jewish sage’s grave, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi promised a European rabbinical body he would protect his country’s Jews.

    Essebsi, who won the country’s presidential election last year, made the pledge this week during a meeting with...

  • Ukrainian Jewish surgeon claims attackers shouted anti-Semitic epithets

    March 27, 2015 | 11:07 am

     A Jewish physician from Ukraine was severely beaten in what he said was an anti-Semitic assault.

    Oleksanr Dukhovskoi, a chief pediatric neurosurgeon in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, told the television station 9 TV that he believed the assault Sunday was ordered by...

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  • Harvey Weinstein urges Jews in the fight against anti-Semitism

    March 26, 2015 | 9:59 am

    Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein urged Jews in the fight against anti-Semitism to “stand up and kick these guys in the ass.”

    On Tuesday night, the famously combative Weinstein made his remarks at a gala dinner given by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, where he was...

  • From Notre Dame to Prague, Europe’s anti-Semitism is literally carved in stone

    March 20, 2015 | 10:35 am

    Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris is among the most visited sites on the planet and a splendid example of Gothic architecture.

    Each year, millions flock to admire and photograph its flying buttresses and statuary, yet few take any real notice of two prominent female...

  • Hate messages painted on Hollywood, Fla. synagogue

    March 19, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Vandals defaced a synagogue in Hollywood, Fla.

    Hate messages and cryptic warnings including “I’m watching you,” and “[expletive] Jews” appeared on B’nai Sephardim, a Sephardic synagogue, the Miami Herald reported. The synagogue serves about 700 families, according to the B’nai...

  • British PM pledges additional millions for security for Jewish schools, synagogues

    March 19, 2015 | 11:03 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged millions of dollars in new funds to Jewish schools and synagogues to be used for security.

    Cameron, speaking Wednesday at the annual dinner of the Community Security Trust, Britain’s Jewish security watchdog group, pledged about $14.9...

  • At UCLA, Zionophobia trumps anti-Semitism

    By Judea Pearl

    March 18, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    Portions of this article originally appeared in Haaretz.

    In what should rightly be considered a major victory for Jewish students at UCLA, the undergraduate student government at its March 10 meeting unanimously passed “A Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism,” which specifically...

  • My son’s encounter with anti-Jewish hatred

    March 16, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Last summer our family went to southern Europe on holiday. During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him.

    My first instinct was to ask, “Were...

  • French court: Centrists slandered leftist with anti-Semitism claims

    March 13, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    A French court found three center-right politicians guilty of defaming a far-left counterpart when they accused him of being affiliated with anti-Semites.

    In the ruling Thursday by the Correctional Tribunal of Paris, the judge ordered the three Union for a Popular Movement...

  • Anti-Semitism at UCLA – Let’s make it a truly teachable moment

    March 13, 2015 | 9:03 am

    The recent anti-Semitic incident on the UCLA campus is as outrageous as it is troubling:

    The Judicial Board of UCLA's Undergraduate Students Association Council, which reviews cases of actions taken among the officers and commissioners to ensure compliance with the governing body...

  • Q&A: Nikbakht explains how Iranian regime is exporting anti-Jewish ideology to U.S.

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 12, 2015 | 11:39 pm

    Frank Nikbakht is perhaps one of the world's foremost experts on the Iranian regime's advancement of anti-Semitic content in the media. With the U.S. State Department recently granting a visa to the notorious anti-Jewish Iranian comedian, Akbar Abdi, I sat down with Nikbakht...

  • Third generation

    March 12, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Nick stood in the laundry room, all six feet of him towering over me, his hand cupped as if it were holding a tiny fragile bird.  I was mindlessly folding laundry when he leaned toward me and said, “Mom, can you untangle this for me? I want to wear it.” In his hand lay his Star of...

  • The Jewish Question at UCLA: another perspective

    March 12, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Over the past month, college campuses nationwide – from UCLA and the University of Chicago to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the University of Oklahoma – have been roiled by anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. The treatment of Rachel Beyda, a UCLA undergraduate...

  • UCLA student government passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

    By Jared Sichel

    March 11, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    On Tuesday evening, UCLA’s student government’s legislative body unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus.

    The move came exactly one month after members of the student government — also known as the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) —...

  • Michael Berenbaum Q&A: ‘I thought we would have done better’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 11, 2015 | 2:36 pm

    On March 16, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., will honor Michael Berenbaum with the museum’s National Leadership Award at a dinner in Los Angeles themed “What You Do Matters.”  Berenbaum, currently director of the Sigi Ziering Institute:...

  • Yes, a Jewish student can be unbiased

    March 11, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    Like many across the country, I was stunned to read reports concerning the February 10th meeting of the UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council. At that meeting, several Council members explicitly stated reservations against confirming a candidate to the UCLA Judicial Board...

  • Activists campaign against visit of anti-Semitic Iranian comedian

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 11, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    After local Iranian-Jewish community activists received information in February that Akbar Abdi, an Iranian Muslim comedian notorious for his anti-Semitism, would be traveling to the United States from Iran to perform Farsi language shows in Southern California, they launched a...

  • Man rips down swastika display in Sacramento

    March 11, 2015 | 10:44 am

    A non-Jewish man tore down a swastika display from a home in Sacramento.

    “I felt compelled to do what I did,” Robert Dixon was quoted as saying by the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday after ripping down the display the previous night in the suburban River Park neighborhood.

    The...

  • Italian politicians call on EU to establish anti-Semitism task force

    March 10, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Italian politicians asked the European Union to establish a task force on anti-Semitism following the recent attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen.

    The recent anti-Semitic attacks have “affected and upset” the two countries’ large Jewish communities, the politicians —...

  • Rally against anti-Semitism held in Sacramento

    March 10, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Hundreds gathered in Sacramento on the steps of the California state capitol for a rally against anti-Semitism.

    Monday’s rally, organized by the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento region, attracted Jewish community leaders and members, politicians and others, the local...

  • ADL condemns Farrakhan’s claim that Jews were behind 9/11

    March 6, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League condemned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as the “leading anti-Semite in America” after a speech in which he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    “At a time when anti-Semitic attitudes are at historic...

  • They’re coming for you: Survivor’s guilt and new anti-Semitism

    March 2, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Never forget, goes the Jewish pledge after the Holocaust. 

    But I am guilty of forgetting.

    The day my grandmother, "Oma" died, peacefully at home, Opa handed me a stack of papers, chewing his lips, a sign that he had something difficult to tell me. I looked closely to see...

  • Missouri gubernatorial candidate with Jewish roots found dead

    February 27, 2015 | 10:13 am

    Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor of Missouri, apparently killed himself shortly after telling journalists that a fellow party member was leading a whisper campaign saying he was Jewish.

    Schweich, the state auditor, who attended an Episcopal church, was pronounced...

  • Are there limits to humor?

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    February 26, 2015 | 5:22 pm

    Scandals involving rabbis or celebrities, a massively destructive Web hack, Ebola, Middle East unrest, growing anti-Semitism in Europe, even ISIS — when it comes to brainstorming for Purim content, today’s Jews see every strange or terrifying story as comedic potential. In...

  • Conservative group lists 10 colleges with ‘worst anti-Semitic activity’

    February 24, 2015 | 6:54 pm

    Ivy League schools Columbia and Cornell were among the American college campuses with the “worst anti-Semitic activity” in 2014, according to a list prepared by a conservative think tank.

    The David Horowitz Freedom Center based in Southern California launched a campaign to combat...

  • A statement from UCLA’s chancellor on recent incidents of bias

    February 24, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    To the Campus Community:

    I have been troubled by recent incidents of bias on campuses across our nation. Sadly, UCLA is not immune to these occurrences.

    At a recent Undergraduate Students Association Council meeting, a few council members unfairly questioned the fitness of a...

  • Scandinavan Jews see silver lining in strong Muslim response to Denmark shootings

    February 20, 2015 | 11:37 am

    As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue.

    The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he...

  • Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations’

    February 17, 2015 | 11:10 am

    “One of the world’s most attractive nations for immigrants and tourists alike has become a very dangerous place for the Jews.” Giulio Meotti, “Expose: Denmark Unsafe for Jews.” Arutz Sheva, Israeli National News, May 2013

    Did Shakespeare get it all wrong?

    “Something is rotten...

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