Director's Blog

Amcha?

Following the end of World War II, a few hundred thousands Holocaust survivors wandered around Europe searching and hoping against hope they'd find some surviving members of their families. Some did, most didn't. 

But many of them, as they met other people in the streets who were apparentl…

Fake... News?

The phenomenon of pieces of information disseminated in the internet which cannot be substantiated or even openly contradict the facts, is growing. In common parlance, we call them "Fake News". The recent attack of Iran on American military bases in Iraq highlighted the issue in an unexpect…

Antisemitism in the Rocklands?

We have recently been shocked by the machete-wielding attack on a Hanukkah celebration in the Rocklands, which follows a number of other attacks in the same area, and most of the perpetrators came from outside that area. What is going on and why the Rocklands?

While this should not be seen…

As we enter 2020 - do we have the vision?

When you visit the ophtalmologist and you're told your vision is 2020, you are probably very happy, as the expression means "perfect vision". But what about the YEAR 2020?

Since 2000, the American Jewish Community has been conducting studies on a variety of subjects and projecting trends to…

By any other name... it is still Hanukkah

What is really Hanukkah about? We all heard multiple times the traditional story of how a group of priests from Modi'in (The Hasmoneans or Maccabees) rebelled against the Greek Seleucid Empire to protect their religious freedom. How when they arrive on the 25th of Kislev to Jerusalem they en…