Elsewhere: Israel’s silence on Ukraine, Jodi Rudoren speaks, Walter Benjamin’s fan club

Julie Wiener

Exploiting Ukrainian anti-Semitism: This week’s fake Jewish registration fliers were just the latest example of “the anti-Semitism card” being “repeatedly overplayed” for political gain in Ukraine, writes Abraham Foxman. (USA Today)
Israel’s silence on Ukraine: Reluctant to undermine its relationship with Russia, which is influential in Iran, Israel is staying neutral on the country’s recent aggression in Ukraine. (NPR)
Jodi Rudoren speaks: The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief discusses what it’s like to be criticized from all sides, her Jewish background, the perils of social media and how her family likes living in Israel. (Hadassah)
Walter Benjamin’s fan club: The reasons for the current popularity of the late German Jewish intellectual are a bit mysterious, writes Walter Laqueur. (Mosaic)
Coupling tradition and modernity: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg describes efforts to address feminist and LGBT concerns in Jewish wedding rituals without divorcing completely from tradition. (The Atlantic)

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