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Posts Tagged: Avi Weiss

January 5, 2021 4:42 am

Addressing Raphael Warnock and Antisemitism

Although I'm a New Yorker, Georgia is not foreign to me as a place to raise a voice of moral conscience against politicians who have...

January 27, 2020 9:29 am

An Open Letter to the Polish People on the Birkenau Church

To the people of Poland: As we approach the 75th anniversary commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz, I reach out to you in the spirit of peace....

January 17, 2020 11:02 am

Why Is There a Church at the Largest Jewish Cemetery in the World?

World leaders are planning to gather at Auschwitz this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its liberation, and Auschwitz survivors will be guests at...

September 12, 2017 3:16 pm

Houston After Harvey: Floods Cannot Drown Love

Walking into the building of the United Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) of Houston, I welled up with tears -- because I was shocked by the devastation. Waters from Hurricane...

August 20, 2017 8:00 pm

The Events of Charlottesville Are a ‘Shandeh’

It was a surreal moment. Approaching the Robert E. Lee Monument in the center of Charlottesville, Virginia, a young black woman -- Aliya -- joined her white friend...

November 3, 2016 6:36 am

Reflections on the Death of a Parent

A very good friend of mine recently lost his father. Naturally, this brought back thoughts of when my mother, Penny Waga, died in 2013. It also reminded...

June 16, 2016 5:33 am

Sometimes You Already Have the Answers

To whom do you listen? It’s a question that I often ask myself as an entrepreneur, a father and a man. One of the strongest answers...

September 21, 2015 6:17 am

Kol Nidre and the White Fire of the Iran-Deal Discourse - The High Holidays are here, reaching their crescendo with Yom Kippur’s Kol Nidre prayer, made famous by Al Jolson and Neil Diamond in “The Jazz...

July 8, 2015 6:36 pm

Kaddish for the Victims of Charleston

My father died a few weeks ago. The hardest part of the shiva (mourning period) was when it ended. Friends and family were, by and...

February 20, 2015 10:37 am

Memoirs of a Soviet Jewish Activist (REVIEW)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the mass immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union to Israel. To commemorate the anniversary, longtime activist Rabbi Avi...

December 25, 2014 1:15 pm

Where Are the Jewish Liberals Marching For Decency?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an op-ed in The New York Observer entitled "B'nai Jeshurun: Do Jewish Lives Also Matter?" I noted that "high-profile Upper West Side...

December 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Rabbi Leads Bronx Prayer Vigil in Support of NYPD

A leading New York rabbi has led a prayer vigil and memorial ceremony outside the headquarters of the 50th Precinct of the New York Police...

November 12, 2014 12:55 pm

An Amazing Movie: ‘Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss’

A packed house attended the screening of "Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss" on Saturday night at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. It was a touching, beautiful movie that...

June 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Solidarity Campaigns for Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria, Boys in Israel, Converge in New York

Two solidarity campaigns for kidnapped youth converged in New York City on Monday, when a group of Jews, including the Riverdale rabbi who founded 'Open...


Jewish Leaders Launch Committee to Support Iran Protests

A bipartisan group of Jewish leaders in politics, philanthropy, and policy on Friday announced the launch of the Jewish Committee to Support Woman Life Freedom in Iran (JCWLF), echoing the...


Palestinians Chant in Support of Hamas at Temple Mount

i24 News - Palestinian worshippers chanted slogans in praise of "martyrs" and in support of Hamas chief Mohammad Deif at the end of morning prayers on Friday at Jerusalem's Temple...

Middle East

Senior Hezbollah Official says ‘The Internal Conflict in Israel will...

i24 News - Sheikh Naim Qassem, Deputy Secretary General of the terrorist group Hezbollah, said during an interview with the...

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