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Eicha for North Lawndale

Many people with Chicago roots had a grandparent who attended this shul. Today it is a shambles, and following a public fight to save it this spring, the once magnificent synagogue where Martin Luther King Jr. later made a famous…

Roundup

So, here’s the stuff my friends have been thinking about recently. It’ll do you good to read it. Shaul Magid has been thinking about Zalman Shachter Shalomi. Nathaniel Berman has been thinking about the Levy commission and settlements. He has…

Day schools want to drop out of USCJ

Back in June, the leaders of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism tried to defund their college program, Koach. While the USCJ board delayed this step, it seems like USCJ is still trying to separate from non-synagogue programs. The Schechter…

The Levy "there is no occupation" report

Caption: Former Israeli justice Edmund Levy: “If it beats like an occupation, if it oppresses like an occupation, if it kills like an occupation, it’s a…” Bibi: “A duck!” (Meme submission by John Brown) This week, the Netanyahu government set…