Ninety Years of Seattle’s Jewish Newspaper

Seattle’s Jewish Transcript has appeared without interruption since 1924, sometimes playing a mediating role between the city’s Ashkenazi and Sephardi communities. A look at the paper’s early days suggests that Jewish communal preoccupations have changed little. Hannah Pressman writes:

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More about: American Jewish History, Jewish press, Ladino, Seattle, Yiddish

 

The Attack on the Colleyville Synagogue and the Battle of Narratives

Jan. 21 2022

In the aftermath of high-profile, violent incidents in the U.S., there is virtually always a national attempt to blame one or the other major political party. Dominic Green, considering the recent hostage-taking at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, notes that while political discussions of this type may not matter much to the victims of any given attack, they have an invidious effect on our politics. For Jewish parents worried about whether to send their kids to school, he suggests,

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, U.S. Politics