Post Tagged with: "Judaism"

BARER: Engaging in Productive Disagreement

BARER: Engaging in Productive Disagreement

Discourse about the pressing issues of our day — from feminism and religious liberty to climate change and antisemitism — models a profound lack of respect and goodwill. The ways in which I consume news and learn about the world are so effectively siloed off from the political other that[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a 20th-century leader of Jewish thought, once taught that U.S. Jews stand with one foot in the U.S. civilization and one foot in the Jewish civilization. In my experience, the values at the core of each are sometimes congruous; where they are, they fortify and fuel each[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Former ADL Director Attributes Rise in Anti-Semitism to Trump

President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 inspired a growth of anti-Semitism, said American Defamation League National Director Emeritus and Holocaust survivor Abraham Foxman at an event Oct. 10 in the Mortara Center for International Studies. Foxman heads the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage[Read More…]

by October 15, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

COHEN: Clinging to the Remains of Coexistence

The bazaars of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, play host to a symphony of languages. Melons are bought and sold with boisterous exchanges in Uzbek and Tajik. Ceramic salesmen hawk their blue-glazed teacups in Russian, a vestige of the city’s tsarist and Soviet past. European tourists haggle with shrewd shopkeepers purveying handmade rugs[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Bigotry, a Recurring History

I am not an alarmist. But after the recent presidential election, my attitude may have changed. President-elect Donald Trump has turned minority groups into targets for discrimination by taking advantage of the hardships and dissatisfaction voters experienced over the last eight years. Many in the American Jewish community, 71 percent[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Ruth Gavison talked about Judaism in Israel.

Professor Discusses Judaism’s Role in Israel

Ruth Gavison, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a founding member of the Israel Association for Civil Rights, spoke about the Jewishness of Israel and its implications Wednesday in Copley Formal Lounge. The event, sponsored by the Program for Jewish Civilization and School of Foreign Service, is[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

AEPi Shows Solidarity With Emory

After the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house at Emory University was vandalized with swastikas on Sunday following Yom Kippur, the Georgetown chapter of AEPi will wear blue on Tuesday in solidarity and in a statement against anti-Semitism. “We’re trying to show support for the brothers at that chapter and stand[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Finding Jewish Life on Our Jesuit Hilltop

After completing a year at Washington University in St. Louis, it was quite clear to me that the Missouri campus was far from the school of my dreams. Though a bit discouraged, I was determined that somewhere out there was a better fit for my personality and ambitions. After looking[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

STIRRETT: A Two-State Path to Peace

Time is running out for the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With each passing year, hope for a two-state solution fades. While the continuation of this seemingly never-ending conflict can be disheartening, it is more important than ever to push for peace. The Israel-Palestine conflict isn’t black and[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Opinion