Jacques Torczyner, Zionist Activist, 99


Jacques Torczyner, a veteran Zionist leader who helped lead support for the creation of a Jewish state before 1948 and orchestrated political support for Israel afterwards, died March 8 in Saratoga, Cal.  He was 99.

‘Voices’ Divided Over Israel

Blocks away from a food co-op’s BDS battles, a quirky, progressive and not exactly pro-Israel shul grows in Brooklyn.

Staff Writer

Just a few weeks ago, the Park Slope Food Co-op became ground zero of the global movement to boycott Israel. A whirl of pamphlets, “The Daily Show” cameras and citizen journalists descended upon the Brooklyn neighborhood’s chic streets for a few days, and most of the area’s synagogues were swept into the melée.

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann.
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