A Celebration of the Enduring Power of Jewish Learning at the Meadowlands Stadium

On Wednesday, Jews the world over celebrated the conclusion of the seven-year cycle of Talmud study known as daf yomi [“daily page”]. Begun by the Polish rabbi Meir Shapiro in 1923, the regimen involves the study of a single folio page of the Babylonian Talmud every day on a fixed schedule. The editors of the New York Sun write:

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More about: American Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Judaism, Orthodoxy, Talmud

 

The Sinister Attacks on Israeli Offers of Aid to Lebanon

Aug. 10 2020

“The only encouraging thing” about the deadly explosion in Beirut, wrote the former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt on Twitter, “is that even Israel has been quick in offering humanitarian aid.” Had Bildt been better informed, he might have known that there is nothing new or unusual about the Jewish state offering humanitarian assistance to its Arab neighbors—or to more far-flung nations. Yet his bizarre comment was less hostile than the reactions of those who rushed to dismiss the offer as a meaningless public-relations stunt. Lahav Harkov writes:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Lebanon