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In early February, I began my tenure as the new CEO of Akron’s Jewish Community Board. As I complete my third month on the job, I am excited and appreciative for this opportunity. Everyone has been tremendously welcoming and gracious – our board and community members; my colleagues from thro…
A little more than three years ago, this nation stood transfixed by a senseless act of mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Antisemitism had reared its head again, as it has so many countless times, across the globe, throughout history. Tree of Life caught our attention, in no small measure because of its magnitude – 11 dead, seven injured. The news coverage was around the clock, page one. Vigils were held and the entire faith community reflected. The gunman sits in his prison cell, awaiting his trial.
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It’s been a relief to have an Israeli government of reconciliation in office that spans the political spectrum and that is committed to democratic institutions. It’s a major contrast to Benjamin Netanyahu’s prior government. The spirit of inclusiveness was apparent this month in the choice of torch lighters at the main independence day ceremony in Jerusalem.
It took several days, but eventually, the world’s media grasped why the scandal at Frankfurt Airport, when more than 100 Orthodox Jews were prevented by the German airline Lufthansa from boarding a connecting flight to Budapest, was so shocking.