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Jewish Teens: “We Don’t Need No (Jewish) Education”

July 16, 2019The Dreidel

They are coming of age with Parkland and Pittsburgh and the hyper-polarized politics of Washington. And whether you call them the iGeneration or Gen Z, today’s teens and young adults — feeling at once vulnerable and empo...

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How Teens Can Identify Mental Health Issues

July 2, 2019The Dreidel

By: Chanel Halimi, licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA Do you recognize when someone has a cold? What are the symptoms? Perhaps they are coughing? Sneezing? Getting up to get tissues? Sound stuffy or congested? ...

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Hypocrizzy: Anti-Semitic Dutch Rapper Hides Behind Hate

June 27, 2019The Dreidel

A couple of years ago, there was a huge controversy over children dressing up as Anne Frank for Halloween.  Since we love the child like make believe world of hero worship, I didn't find anything wrong with trying to emulat...

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John Cusack’s Anti-Semitic Tweet: Forgive and Forget?

June 24, 2019The Dreidel

What should our reaction be when an actor cluelessly shares a blatantly anti-Semitic image?  In the case of actor John Cusack, he hopes your reaction will be to forgive and forget.  In what he characterizes as a "careless ...

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Dreidel Creator Scoops Warning About UCLA Anti-Semitism – Over Two Years Ago

June 5, 2019The Dreidel

UCLA has been a hotbed of anti-Semitism for years.  I wrote about it in my piece UCLA: No Place for Jews.  As a matter of fact, it was the rise of anti-Semitism on the UCLA campus, along with a relationship that I had with...

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ADL Raps Trump Adviser’s Holocaust Comment as ‘Offensive, Idiotic’

May 30, 2019The Dreidel

The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday weighed into the controversy over a Trump administration adviser’s comment from 2014 comparing the “demonization” of carbon dioxide emissions with the genocide of six million Jew...

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The Real Winner of Eurovision Was Israel

May 21, 2019The Dreidel

By Michael Dickson Executive Director, Stand With Us Israel Israel’s Eurovision entry barely made a dent on the scoreboard but there’s no doubt that the Jewish State was the real winner of the Eurovision Song Conten...

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Chicago Police Boosting Presence at Jewish Schools, Synagogues after Molotov Cocktails Found

May 20, 2019The Dreidel

Worshippers at a Lakeview East synagogue noticed broken glass on their way to Sunday morning services but didn’t think anything of it. Later that morning, they saw charred rags and realized there had been an arson attem...

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Desperate ‘Epic Fail’ Move to Hack Eurovision

May 15, 2019The Dreidel

Song contest semi-final interrupted with warnings of imminent attack on Tel Aviv. The online stream of the Eurovision semi-finals in Israel was hacked to show warnings of a missile strike and images of blasts in the host ...

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Did An Ancient Jewish Scholar Introduce The World to Pizza?

May 14, 2019The Dreidel

In 1983, the Italian-Israeli professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow stunned the scholarly world with an explosive article that proposed that Jews introduced pizza to the European diet. She cited Yehuda Romano, a 14th-century...

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