Contemporary Issues

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Demonizing Pfizer’s Jewish CEO

By Dr. Yvette Alt Miller  A Greek newspaper is attacking Albert Bourla with anti-Semitic tropes. On Monday, November 9, 2020, the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer made a welcome announcement: a vaccine they were working on, along with the drug maker Biontech, has shown...

The Muslim Spy who Became a Jew

By Avraham Sinai Avraham Sinai was a Hezbollah informant who risked his life for Israel. I grew up in a non-religious Muslim home in a small village in Lebanon. My family supported the Western-oriented Lebanese government. But the Beirut government was very weak, and...

Muslims Yes, Jews No: The Hypocrisy of the New York Times

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech    Separate swimming hours to accommodate religious sensitivities provokes hypocritical response.   This time the New York Times really outdid itself. If there were an award for hypocrisy, the hands-down winner should clearly be the paper...

Finding Love during the Pandemic

By Dr.Yvette Alt Miller   Experts share strategies for dating during the pandemic. Covid-19 has changed the way we work, shop, learn, and socialize; it's also changed the way couples date. Thanks to the pandemic, meeting people and getting to know them is harder than...

Anti-Semitism in Two Hit TV Shows

By Dr. Yvette Alt Miller The Umbrella Academy and Lovecraft Country trafficked in damaging anti-Jewish slurs.   Two popular television shows have recently included troubling allusions to anti-Jewish stereotypes. While not overtly anti-Semitic, Netflix’s The...