Congregation Rodeph Sholom Bridgeport, Connecticut

Tradition Through Open Doors! A Conservative synagogue affiliated with USCJ

The Demons Of Intersectionality

Posted on February 11th, 2019
By Hannah Jannol for The Jewish Week

For many in the Jewish community, the concept of intersectionality — and the politics it has spawned — is associated with the demonization of Israel, Zionism, pro-Israel college students and Jewish women. Women’s March co-leader Linda Sarsour famously went so far as to claim that, in the spirit of intersectionality, feminism must exclude Zionism.

 

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Canadian Archives Acquires Nazi Study of North American Jewry

Posted on February 4th, 2019
Five Towns Jewish Times

A rare booklet just acquired by the Canadian National Archives contains a Nazi study of North American Jewry apparently intended to facilitate their annihilation in the event of a Nazi victory over the United States and Canada.

According to Israeli news site Mako, the book was written by German linguist Heinz Klaus, a Nazi researcher who traveled to the United States in 1936. Using a network of American Nazi supporters, he compiled information on the Jewish communities in North America into a report published in 1944.

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TALMUD-INSPIRED LEARNING CRAZE SWEEPS SOUTH KOREA

Posted on January 28th, 2019
BY TIM ALPER/JTA in JPost


“It opened up a whole world of unexpressed thoughts and feelings,” said Kim Hye-kyung.


The mother of two lives in study-mad South Korea, a nation where parents fork over a combined $17 billion on private tutoring every year. Children start early – 83 percent of 5-year-olds receive private education — and the pace keeps intensifying until, at age 18, students take the dreaded eight-hour suneung university entrance exam. Flunk the suneung and your job prospects could nosedive. Pass with flying colors and you may land a coveted spot at a top-ranked university.

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