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Rabbi Avi Olitzky is a senior rabbi of Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He graduated from the Joint Program at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2003 where he was awarded a BA in Sociology and a BA in Talmud and Rabbinics. Rabbi Olitzky went on to receive an MA in Midrash in October 2007 and his ordination from JTS as a rabbi in May 2008.

ARTICLES BY: Avi Olitzky


June 21, 2020 4:07 am
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Why Annexation Is the Wrong Move

The Middle East is a hotbed region for contested debate. And yet, conversations about the Middle East often lack nuance -- and even the nuanced...

February 5, 2019 8:10 am
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Indiana Jones, Nazis, and the Persistence of Antisemitism

The polar vortex that hit Minnesota last week led my children to a home marathon of 1980s film classics. I’ve been anxiously waiting for them...

World

Iran Arrests Europeans Accused of Role in Unrest

Iran, which has blamed "foreign enemies" for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality police custody, said on Friday it had arrested nine European...

Israel

Israel Triathlon Team Denied in Jordan for Asian Cup

Six members of Israel's triathlon team, including 21-year-old Itamar Lebanon, were supposed to take part in the Asian Cup competition in Jordan this weekend, but they were banned to enter...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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