FOLLOWING THE MONEY: A Look at Jewish Foundation Giving
Erik Ludwig and Aryeh Weinberg, IJCR,
February 10, 2012
This summary examines giving characteristics of selected Jewish foundations with approximately $20 billion in combined assets who made grants of $1.4 billion to Jewish causes. The data revealed that perhaps the most important decision private
foundations have made is to continue to provide
significant support toward traditional centralized
organizations while also seeding innovative
Jewish projects and organizations. This “and/both” instead of “either/or” approach provides
the Jewish community with support for core programs
while maintaining the ability to research
and develop new programs that meet contemporary
Read the study's findings
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The Campaign Against Campus Anti-Semitism
Kenneth L. Marcus, Jointmedia News Service, January 30, 2012
Advocates are making progress, but they also face setbacks. There is no substitute for victory. Nevertheless, these cases have already yielded favorable results, regardless of their outcome on appeal.
Jews and Hindus: Building A Passage to India
Prof. Phyllis Chesler, Israel National News, January 11, 2012
Jews and Hindus have both been victims of attempted extermination by Islamics. A speech to Hindu youth in Pune.
The dangers of demonology
Schumpeter, The Economist, January 7, 2012
Ethnic minorities—most obviously the Jews in Europe and America but also the Chinese in Asia—have clustered in the financial sector first because they were barred from more "respectable" pursuits and later because success begets success. A survey in the Boston Review in 2009 found that 25% of non-Jewish Americans blamed Jews for the financial crisis.
Whatever happened to neoconservatism?
Ed West, The Telegraph, January 2, 2012
Neoconservatives are not conservatives as such but liberals who have fallen out with other liberals because they think non-Europeans should be held up to the same standards as everyone else.
Pro-Israel philanthropist Newton Becker dies at age 83
Ryan Torok, The Telegraph, January 4, 2012
Philanthropist Newton Becker died on Jan. 2, and with his death, the pro-Israel and Jewish communities have lost one of their biggest supporters.
New program to combat anti-Semitism
Noah Klieger, Ynetnews, January 29, 2012
A new international information center for combating anti-Semitism will be established at Bar-Ilan University.
Aziz Duwaik, Palestinian Leader Who Secretly Met with UC Irvine Students, Held by Israel
OC Weekly, January 24, 2012
The disclosure of the secret meeting caused the San Francisco-based Institute for Jewish & Community Research to brand the entire trip "a serious misuse of funds and gross violation of public trust."
U.K. school probes anti-Semitic incident involving Nazi game
Haaretz, January 17, 2012
Jewish student's nose gets broken after he asks to stop the anti-Semitic drinking game at a London School of Economics university ski vacation.
Italian police probing Holocaust-denying teacher over threats
JTA, January 9, 2012
Police in Turin are investigating a high school teacher who threatened in a Facebook post to massacre Jews and go "target shooting" against African immigrants.
Is Israel losing the battle?
Haaretz, January 5, 2012
The de-legitimization of Israel is being perpetuated by the Jewish state's lack of a concrete plan to counter a new generation of anti-Israeli attitudes on college campuses.
Anti-Semitism is still flourishing throughout Germany, study shows
Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, January 24, 2012
About 20 percent of Germans have a "latent" hatred for Jews, according to a new study published by an independent committee of experts appointed by the German parliament.
No apologies to the Jews
Manfred Gerstenfeld, Ynetnews, January 9, 2012
Will Dutch prime minister finally apologize for Holland's wartime misconduct?
Lithuanian paper prints anti-Semitic front page
Defending-History.com, December 21, 2011
The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed "disgust and outrage" over the frontpage of a Lithuanian tabloid newspaper that it termed a "blatantly anti-Semitic attack on the Lithuanian Jewish community."
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