White supremacist recruitment increases

Arizona State. Penn State. Cornell. Rutgers. Elizabethtown. George Mason. Fairfax. James Madison. U-Va. Stockton. Shenandoah. Lynchburg. Boston College. Oklahoma State. Millersville. Texas State. These are just a handful of the colleges and universities that have been papered with white nationalist recruitment flyers, stickers and posters since the fall semester began. The Anti-Defamation League has counted… Read More

Loh meets area Jews about fired professor

In the wake of anti-Semitic incidents on campus and the fallout from the dismissal of College of Education professor Melissa Landa, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh recently met with members of the Jewish community to discuss mutual concerns. The meeting on Oct. 10 also touched on the boycott, sanctions and divestment movement against Israel,… Read More

Archie Gottesman wants to help you avoid ‘Jewbarrassment’

After a few-thousand-year run, maybe Judaism needs to rebrand. At least that’s what New York brand marketer Margery Sue – better known as Archie — Gottesman thinks. With her longtime business partner, Stacy Stuart, Gottesman started jewbelong.com, a resource for secular Jews, disengaged Jews, non-Jews, or anyone else looking to navigate the venerable and often… Read More

Exhibit at Jewish Museum preserves Iraqi Jewish heritage

The meticulously restored historic Iraqi Jewish documents and artifacts on display through Jan. 15 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore are some of the last remnants of the once-thriving Jewish communities of Baghdad. Over the last century, the Jewish population was decimated through pogroms, public executions, forced deportations and mass exodus, falling from… Read More

Music festival promoting diversity

In its 19th year, the annual Washington Jewish Music Festival continues to promote diversity, according to festival Director Ilya Tovbis. The festival runs from Nov. 3 to 12, with 17 performances taking place at venues that include the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, the Music Center at Strathmore and the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center,… Read More

U.K. rabbi warns against division in America

The former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom told a Washington audience Tuesday that the rise of nationalism, fake news and an individualistic mindset are tearing at the social fabric of the United States. But he isn’t saying who is to blame. Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said Americans are living in ‘tempestuous times’ and that… Read More