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A History of How Jews Erase Themselves To Meet Gentile Expectations

In recent years, there’s been a growing trend towards minority appreciation and pride. Ethic names and hairstyles are being used and worn more frequently. Religious symbols like saris, hijabs and Sikh turbans are being featured more prominently in popular media. Yet Jewishness has not had the same popularization: Jews are still mocked in the media, […]

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How I Got Out Of Russia During The Ukraine War

For the past three and a half years, I’ve lived in Moscow, Russia. It’s been a journey filled with ups and downs and adventure and challenge alike. Little did I know, it would turn into a home that I would need to abruptly depart from while nine months pregnant during a war. Let’s backtrack for […]

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Uman Synaoguge Turns Into Safehouse For All Ukranians

The past several days have become a nightmare for Ukranians all over the country. Some are fleeing, others are hiding in bomb shelters and everyone is doing their best to stay calm amidst all the chaos, destruction and terror. One synagogue in the famous city of Uman, the home of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s tomb […]

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Does Jewish Law Believe That Countries Should Stop Putin?

Dear Jew in the City- Does the mitzvah of lo saamod al dam rei’echa mean we believe countries should stop Putin? Thanks, David Dear David, Thanks for your question. I think the first thing we need to do is define terms. “Lo saamod al dam rei’echa” means “You shall not stand idly by your fellow’s blood” […]

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