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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Bernie Sanders Denounces AIPAC’s “Bigotry” after Headlining a Conference of Bigots

Feb. 27 2020

The Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has declared that he won’t attend the annual conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which begins this Sunday, because of the “platform [it] provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.” While Sanders has no qualms about libeling AIPAC—until recently a regular stop for political candidates of both parties—he has never attended one of its gatherings. Last year, however, he was the speaker for the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, where, writes Asra Normani, no small amount of bigotry was given a platform:

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More about: AIPAC, Anti-Semitism, BDS, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour