Jewish groups here expressed concern this week that Jim Winkler, a former leader of the United Methodist Church who has been an outspoken critic of Israel, advocated economic pressure against Israel and believes Israel is trying to “subjugate the Palestinian people,” has been elected president of the National Council of Churches effective Jan. 1.
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Facing a growing debate over the boundaries of student discourse on Israel, the president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Campus Jewish Life said he is not concerned about a growing rebellion in the ranks after the small chapter at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania openly scorned the organization’s guidelines.
When Ernie Fleischman was growing up in Germany in the 1930s, the plan was for him to attend the Realschule, the secondary education favored by pragmatic middle-class Jews because it prepared students for jobs in the sciences and skilled trades.
With young victims of bullying being driven to suicide, and with online hate expanding, young people can now use their cell phones to call in hate crimes, bullying incidents and online bigotry through a new app, “Combat Hate.”