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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

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

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...


Police Chief From Small Town in France to Be Named ‘Righteous Among t...

A Nazi-era police chief from a rural Protestant town in France is to be declared a “righteous among the nations”...


Two Israeli Troops Wounded in Clashes Near Nablus

i24 News - Two Israeli troops were reported lightly wounded following an incident near Joseph's Tomb close to the West Bank city of Nablus on Monday. The soldiers were part of...

Middle East

Pledging Stability, German SPD Seeks Three-Way Alliance to Succeed Merkel

German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz vowed on Monday to strengthen the European Union and keep up the transatlantic partnership in a three-way coalition government he hopes to form by Christmas...

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