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Moshav performs Yehuda Solomon's farewell to America show at Happy Minyan in concert with the first, co-ed Mishmar in L.A.

American-Israeli Moshav Band singer (and cantor) Yehuda Solomon, Skypes the dancers the new vista his wife at their Jerusalem apartment. Guitarist / singer Duvid Swirsky accompanied him for the Mishmar sing-along'ers and dancers for a 90-min> show

The core Moshav Band is comprised of Cantor Yehuda Solomon of the L.A. Happy Minyan Synagogue and guitarist Duvid Swirsky who performs liturgically at the Wilshire Blvd Temple, as well as in Distant Cousins.

Mr. Solomon recently relocated with his family to Jerusalem - but returned to Happy to lead High Holiday services. He reunited with Mr. Swirsky to perform for the L.A. Mishmar which gathered for a co-ed first - at the Minyan's new location  on Thursday 21 Sept 2023. Seven segments comprise the Playlist:

Please advance through the playlist with the arrow on the bottom left. Sequential videos (7) will be periodically premiered on the playlist through 12pm Eastern time today, Friday 22 September.

According to Jewish tradition, one's fate is decided on Rosh Hashanah and sealed on Yom Kippur. Rabbi Andrea London of Beth Emet synagogue in Evanston, Illinois, wrote: "Our lives are in the balance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, depending on how we act. The fully righteous are inscribed (in the Book of Life) for the year, the wholly evil are not inscribed and the rest of us need to work to make amends and make sure we have more good deeds than bad, if we want to be sealed for another year of life.”

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Meet the most-heard shofar-player in the world - still awakening souls after 80-years

"The Ten Commandments" dubbed Mickey's shofar playing
into the movie's soundtrack

Blares from shofar trumpeters book-end Jews' week of repentance between the High Holidays - Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Cecil B. DeMille recreated Jews' authentic shofar signaling in his epic movie depicting Moses delivering the enslaved Israelites to Mount Sinai where he receives from G-d "The Ten Commandments."

Though Commandments became DeMille's fourth biblical (and most successful) movie production, DeMille had not encountered a live shofar player until his team had the need for one to play the necessary blares for that movie. Around 1955, his Hollywood production staff sought a shofar player from Beverly Hills' Temple Emanuel who recommended a young liturgical singer in their choir, Mickey Bienenfeld who played the shofar for the congregation at holiday prayer services. 

Mickey Bienenfeld returned to sound the shofar on High Holidays at
The Happy Minyan of Los Angeles  (Photo: Romero Saucedo)

Here, following his Rosh Hashana performance at The Happy (Carlebach) Minyan of Los Angeles, Mickey, now age 96, recounts his experience playing and Hollywood recording shofar sounds for DeMille's dubbing. How well can he still blow that horn?

Mickey made his living manufacturing glass windows and sliding doors. On the weekends, he eventually became the cantor and shofar player at Kehillat Israel near his and Florence's (o.b.m.) family home in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades.He served there for 50-years and retains their title of Cantor Emeritus.

Mickey and Florence (o.b.m.) during a trip through Israel's Negev Desert
(Photo: Joel Bienenfeld)

Mickey will trumpet the shofar ending Neilah at
Happy Minyan this Yom Kippur (Photo: Dan Bienenfeld)
According to Guinness World Records, in terms of theatrical exhibition, The Ten Commandments is the eighth most successful film of all-time. The film has aired annually on U.S. network television in prime time during the Passover/Easter season since 1973. In 2020, the broadcast out-drew all other network TV offerings on its night, sweeping up 5 million viewers. Mickey is likely the most heard, shofar player in the world. The next time you watch the movie, remember that you know who played it- and that you heard him on JooTube! 

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Jewish teachers and their supporters protest antisemitic environment & management within the City University of N.Y.

C.U.N.Y. Jewish faculty members are joined by Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels and
 recent Republican Candidate for mayor - to protest endemic Jew-hatred in the CUNY under and graduate level administrations

Teachers and civic activists staged a rally in front of C.U.N.Y. (City University of New York) on Tuesday 12 September. Speakers expressed disappointment with the university's lack of action against anti-Semitism, highlighting incidents of hate speech by professors and the hiring of Mark Lamont Hill.

They call for accountability and consequences, emphasizing the need for CUNY to create a safe environment for Jewish students. Elected officials show their support, emphasizing the importance of bipartisan action and condemning hate speech that can lead to violence. The speakers, including members of Christian organizations, emphasize solidarity and the need for a safe and equitable environment for all students at CUNY. One speaker even shares a freestyle rap expressing their commitment to ending Jew hatred.

Speakers: Gerard Filitti Esq., Mazi Philp, Councilwoman Inna Vernikov, State Sen. Jack Martins, Ari Brown

00:00:00 In this section, Gerard Filitti, an attorney and activist with the N28 movement, expresses his gratitude for everyone's presence while also expressing disappointment that they have to protest for the second time this summer outside the Chancellor's office at CUNY. Filitti highlights the serious issues of anti-Semitism faced by Jewish professors and students on campus and criticizes CUNY for not taking appropriate action. He points out that instead of investigating the individuals who created a hostile environment, CUNY launched an investigation into Jewish professors who were merely asserting their civil rights.  

Filitti also raises concerns about CUNY's decision to hire Mark Lamont Hill, who was previously fired by CNN for hate speech. He emphasizes the need for consequences and accountability, not just for the Jewish community but for all communities affected by racism and bigotry. Filitti concludes by thanking the elected representatives and allies who are standing with the Jewish community and fighting against Jew hatred. 

00:05:00 In this section of the video, a Jewish activist and mother expresses her concern for the safety of Jewish students attending college on campuses that are not specifically Jewish schools. She highlights a recent incident at CUNY Law School where a speaker applauded the institution and then called upon her peers to fight Zionism, which implies fighting Jews. The speaker criticizes the dean and Chancellor Felix Matos Rodriguez for perpetuating anti-Semitism by their actions and lack of action, including the recent hiring of Mark, who made a speech calling for the destruction of Israel. However, she also expresses hope as public officials from the city, state, and national level are present at the rally in support of justice for the Jewish community. 

00:10:00 In this section, a speaker addresses the importance of standing up against discrimination and not staying silent. They share their personal experience of fleeing Syria and questioning why their family came to the United States for a safe haven, only to have concerns about their children's future. The speaker also calls attention to the lack of response to discriminatory laws targeting Jews in other countries, highlighting the need for equity and social justice. They compare anti-Semitism to gangrene, emphasizing that it cannot be treated or tolerated and that those perpetuating it must be held accountable. The speaker urges Jews to be proud and unafraid to publicly display their identity, and emphasizes the importance of thanking public officials who stand up for the Jewish community. They end by stating that neutrality is not an option and that it is necessary to send a message to all public officials. 

00:15:00 In this section of the video, a speaker expresses a mix of happiness and sadness at seeing so many people gathered at the rally, reflecting on a conversation they had with a Jewish student leader from Brooklyn College who felt overwhelmed by the anti-Semitism on campus. The speaker emphasizes that the issue of anti-Semitism is not unique to CUNY or college campuses in general, but a systemic problem in the country. They assert that today's rally is about showing the administration and anti-Semitic professors that the Jewish community matters and will not be silenced. The speaker also highlights the financial aspect, suggesting that following the money may unveil the roots of the problem. Another speaker, Ari Ackerman, shares an interaction he had with the chancellor, questioning the lack of consequences for those promoting anti-Semitism and expressing concern for the safety of Jews on campus. They also point out the harassment of Jewish professors and call for support from minority communities.

00:20:00 In this section of the transcript, the speaker expresses concern about the rise of anti-Semitism in New York City and the need for support to address it. They emphasize that if hate is not stopped in New York City, it will spread throughout the country. The speaker also mentions a conversation they had with the chancellor and expresses disappointment that things have not improved and that more needs to be done to combat anti-Semitism within the educational system. They vow to continue fighting for accountability and change at CUNY. Another speaker, a senator, voices her support for ending hatred against Jews and highlights the fear she has for her children's future. She calls for immediate change and emphasizes the need for CUNY to respond to the concerns raised. The fight against Jew hatred is not over, and they promise to be part of it. 

00:25:00 In this section, the speaker, a member of the New York City Council, expresses gratitude for the support against hatred and acknowledges the importance of organizations like End Jew Hatred. They also discuss the anti-Semitism prevalent at the CUNY and the hiring of a professor with controversial views on Palestine. The speaker questions why the university would allow someone like this to teach, likening it to allowing David Duke to speak at a graduation ceremony. They call on the chancellor of CUNY to take immediate action and express that silence is violence when it comes to targeting Jewish students. The next speaker, a New York State Senator, emphasizes the importance of speaking out against such discrimination and states that silence condones the violence. 

00:30:00 In this section, the speakers express their frustration and outrage at the continued targeting of Jewish students, professors, and leadership at CUNY. They call for accountability from the chancellor, governor, Senate Majority Leader, assembly speaker, and other political leaders who they believe are responsible for setting policies that allow anti-Semitism to persist. They emphasize the need to make CUNY a safe place for Jewish students and demand an end to funding professors who espouse hate. They also highlight the nationwide problem of anti-Semitism on college campuses and call for unity and action from elected officials and all people, regardless of their background. They emphasize the urgency of the situation, as anti-Semitism has only worsened over time, and state that they will continue to fight until they see meaningful change. 

00:35:00 In this section of the video, speakers at the CUNY rally express their anger and frustration at the university's lack of action against anti-Semitism. They call out Mark Lamont Hill for his controversial comments and question why he would be allowed to be a commencement speaker. They emphasize the need for CUNY to listen to the demands of the Jewish community and vow to continue fighting until change is made. The speakers are grateful for the support of the crowd and elected officials, and they are determined to keep mobilizing and increasing the pressure until their voices are heard. 

Rabbi Aaron Parry, 66, buried recently in Jerusalem, gets eulogized in L.A. by family, former educational community

On August 22nd, distinguished L.A educators, Rabbis Avrohom Stulberger (Dean of Valley-Torah H.S.) and Tzvi Bloch (founder of Toras Hashem Synagogue) memorialized the late, formerly-local teacher Rabbi Aaron Parry (d. July 19, 2023 of a coronary), praising his characteristics, his family members, and they noted the impact he had on those around him. They highlighted his love for Torah and mitzvot, his dedication to growing in Judaism, and his desire to be a good Jew and teach Torah to others. The rabbis also emphasize the importance of emulating Rabbi Parry's qualities and commitment to spiritual and intellectual growth. They encourage everyone to honor his memory by incorporating his values into their own lives.


Summary of Tribute to R' Aaron Parry (Pt 2): R' Reuven Wolf; student Dr. Omar Margrechter; and R' Moshe Parry 

In this tribute to Rabbi Aaron Parry, various speakers reflect on his qualities and impact. They describe him as a person of deep connection who exuded life and energy, despite facing personal challenges. The concept of death is discussed, with one perspective attributing it to sin and another to divine decree. Rabbi Parry, being a master of esoteric teachings, lived at a deeper level of the soul that remained constant even after his physical passing. Personal stories and memories highlight his love for humanity and small but meaningful actions. Gratitude is expressed for his teachings and the support shown during his memorial. The passing of righteous individuals is seen as opportunities to learn and elevate the soul. Finally, the speaker expresses deep gratitude and reverence, emphasizing Rabbi Parry's significant influence on their spiritual growth and the collective effort to bring Mashiach.


Summary of Pt3: Rabbi Aaron Parry: Eulogies by bro R' Moshe, son Yossi. Maariv w/son Eli Parry; R' Yitz Feiglin Rabbi Aaron Parry's loved ones reflect on his impact and legacy in these eulogies. Family members apologize for any shortcomings and express deep sadness. They highlight Rabbi Parry's loving nature, his ability to connect with all people, and his genuine and authentic demeanor. The speakers also emphasize his humility, compassion, determination, and resilience. They admire his continuous pursuit of self-improvement and his positive outlook on life. Overall, they express a deep admiration for Rabbi Parry and his lasting influence on those who knew him.

L.A. shul-goers discover their restaurants' glass smashed by masked, burglar gang

A British-American orthodox area resident inspects the new windows at Schnitzly Restaurant.


Some Jewish Los Angelenos walking to synagogue on Shabbat morning were stunned to see glass doors and windows of their kosher restaurants smashed into pieces on the sidewalks. 

Several restaurants catering to Jewish residents of Pico-Robertson neighborhood were vandalized - and some were burglarized.

A glazier repairs the broken glass of Nagila Pizza

The restaurants affected were Nagila Pizza,  Fisherman's Bowl, Sushiko, Shalom Grill, Shanghai Garden, and Fu's Palace (not kosher). Factor's Deli was not touched.

The doorway of the soon to be opened,
Fisherman's Bowl
Restaurant gets boarded up

A roving, neighborhood watchman mentioned that police were alerted on Friday to a stranger brandishing a firearm. We don't know whether the gunman and the break-ins are related. Or whether the break-ins are bias motivated (hate-crime) towards the orthodox Jewish restauranteurs or community.

Muslim savagers of Jews on NY & L.A. streets get under-penalized by liberals, draws no counteraction from "Never Again'ers"

Waseem Awadeh battered Joe Borgen with his metal crutch

by Daniel Greenfield in Sultan Knish 24 July'23

In May 2021, Joseph Borgen was violently assaulted by a Muslim mob while walking down the street in midtown Manhattan in the vicinity of an anti-Israel rally. The Jewish man was kicked, punched, pepper sprayed, beaten with a metal object, and ended up in the hospital.

Borgen was taunted as a “dirty Jew” and the assault was caught on video. “They were kicking me in my ribs, my stomach,” he described.

Beaten-up N.Y'er, Joe Borgen
(Photo: Canary Mission)

Waseem Awawdeh, the best known of the attackers, was out two days later. Even after Awawdeh reportedly told prison guards, “If I could do it again, I would do it again”, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg offered him a plea deal of only six months in prison. 

After public outrage, including protests and condemnations by elected officials, it was raised to eighteen months.

Faisal Elezzi, another of the attackers, got off with probation and an obligation to complete “anti-bias programming”.

In Los Angeles that same month, a pro-terrorist Muslim convoy was driving down the street near the Jewish neighborhood of Fairfax, and began harassing outdoor diners at the Sushi Fumi restaurant. Members of the Muslim mob waved a PLO terror flag, demanded to know who at the restaurant was Jewish, and witnesses said chanted, “death to the Jews” and “free Palestine”.

The Muslim attackers reportedly punched, kicked, threw bottles and pepper sprayed their targets - who were members of the Persian Jewish community who had fled Islamic violence in Iran. An
Armenian-Christian, Mr. Mher Hagopian, who dined with the Jews, attempted to fight the antisemites off, but was overwhelved by members of the Palestinian gang.

Just one Muslim, Samer Jayylusi, and an accompanying Latino, Xavier Pabon, got arrested and were summarily released on bail. Two years later, this July, Judge Laura Priver  recently sentenced the two to probation and ordered to visit a Holocaust museum.


The assaults in Manhattan and Los Angeles went viral. Videos of Muslim mobs attacking Jews made their way around the country and the world. They ended up appearing in national news stories. And yet most of those suspects got off with a slap on the wrist and diversity training.

“We take these cases extraordinarily seriously. That sort of hate has no place in Manhattan,” Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg had claimed.

“A hate crime is a crime against all of us,” Los Angeles DA George Gascon had promised, referring to the case. “My office is committed to doing all we can to make Los Angeles County a place where our diversity is embraced and protected.”

Both district attorneys have been linked to the pro-crime progressive prosecutor networks championed by George Soros as well as other leftist billionaires. And their promises of justice evaporated into consequences that could barely qualify as a slap on the wrist.

If the four defendants sentenced so far in these four cases, whose sentences are known, three received probation and anti-bias classes. 75% of the perpetrators in these Muslim mobs may have spent only a few days in prison and have walked away with nothing except some classes.

The message that has been sent by DA Alvin Bragg, DA George Gascon and Judge Laura Priver of the California Superior Court is that Muslim attacks on Jews will go unpunished. 

Mher Hagopian addresses L.A.'s Sinai Temple accompanied by Rabbis David Wolpe and Nicole Guzman, 2021 (photo courtesy: Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal of L.A.)

According to reports, Judge Priver thought that “counseling and Museum of Tolerance program was a better solution than sending the two to state prison as the prosecution had requested.”

While these two Muslim mob attacks on Jews caught the attention of the world, there have been individual assaults that have gone unnoticed and mostly unpunished.

How Jewish souls survive the grave: Rabbi Aaron Parry (z't'l) transitions days before coincidental Torah portion

Sibling Rabbis, Aaron (r) and Moshe (l) Parry read from the Torah at a holiday prayer service

Orthodox Rabbi Aaron Parry, was raised secular as Tony. Just two weeks ago, he celebrated his 66th birthday while visiting America. For decades, h
e had taught Torah students in Los Angeles schools and conversion classes. Aaron managed  classes for respected Rabbi Zvi Block to educate converts in orthodox philosophy and lifestyles.

Aaron and his late wife, Mindy, raised nine children. He followed his older brother, Moshe, to Israel to study in  yeshivas where they both earned rabbinic ordination. They learned about practices of Jewish living and dying - both  intellectually and through the loss of each of their parents, who died 7 years apart. A few years later, Mindy developed a fatal cancer - which acquainted all her family members with Jewish practices in death, mourning, and grieving

Aaron, aspiring to better understand life and the journey of the soul, relocated to the spiritual Israeli city of Tsfat (also spelled as Safed) a known center for mysticism and Kabbalah. 
Meeting Liora, he found a new marriage-partner.

On a visit back to Los Angeles in 2022, Rabbi Parry spoke with us about a number of topics. In this video, he addresses Judaism's ideas of the soul - in life and death.

Rabbi Aaron explains that according to Jewish teachings, the soul is composed of three components: the nefesh, ruach, and neshama. Although the body remains in the ground, the nefesh, which represents the more spiritual aspect of the soul, has a connection to its remains and may revisit the grave for solace.


Rabbi Aaron emphasizes the importance of identifying the soul with its Hebrew heritage, as it is not an English, French, or Spanish soul- but a Hebrew soul. He also mentions that the soul does not have physical eyes but possesses a knowing and understanding that transcends sight. The soul is aware of the presence and words spoken at the gravesite, so showing respect is crucial. This concept is discussed in the Talmud. 

Rabbi Aaron Parry teaches on JooTube from L.A.'s Carlebach Minyan, as Rabbi Moshe davens

Mentor, Rabbi Zvi Block consoles
Moshe Parry on the passing of
 of brother, Aaron ben Avraham
Shmuel ha Levi
Rabbi Aaron returned to the US for several weeks in June. While travelling among his children and grandchildren in New Jersey to Monsey, New York yesterday, he suffered a fatal coronary incident. Just as in this week's torah portion, Parshat Chukat, Aaron accomplished much educating and continuing the Jewish people, but was cut short before reaching the Promised Land. So, too, will his brother, Moshe, continue their mission to reach our Holy Land in preparation for the final redemption. 

own soul will assume the journey and transitions he described in the video. May his mourners be comforted by example, his contributions to Jewish continuity, and his signature words to others: Be happy, be healthy, and holy!

L.A. Muslim commencement speaker mimics CUNY Law's Israel-bashing, ruining graduation for her classmates

"California student’s ‘anti-Semitic hate’ speech ruins graduation for some ‘outraged’ classmates" by Doree Lewak:

(NY Post/14 June)  The California college student who delivered incendiary “anti-Semitic hate” during a commencement speech sparked “outrage” among students in attendance with her unchallenged rhetoric. 

“The speech definitely soured my graduation,” one Jewish El Camino Community College student told The Post about his spoiled big day. “I definitely felt singled out.” 

Jana Abulaban, the 18-year-old who crammed several inflammatory anti-Israel claims into her two-minute speech to some 5,000 attendees at the Torrance, Calif., campus ceremony, included accusations that the “oppressive apartheid state of Israel” is “killing and torturing Palestinians as we speak.” 

“Part of me wanted to leave,” added the grad, who said he felt “outed.” “It just wasn’t appropriate for a speech.” 

According to a Jewish student at the ceremony, many attendees were “outraged” by the comments.

Abulaban’s speech, which closely echoed the roundly maligned CUNY Law School commencement speech by Fatima Mousa Mohammed who infamously claimed Israel was guilty of indiscriminately killing Palestinians, inspired a fresh wave of outrage.

awyer, Stacey E. Burke tweeted, “…from coast to coast, Islamist terrorist sympathizers are spreading propagandist lies about half of the world’s Jews and the one Jewish nation,” tweeted  adding, “The scary part is many are and the institutions (many of which receive both state and federal funding) are okay with it and approve it. They lie about that later if trouble arises, but they approve these words. It’s who they are and what they believe.”

Despite the smattering of enthusiastic applause from some members of the audience, Abulaban’s charged rhetoric spoiled the day for many. “From who I talked to, they were outraged that was allowed to be said,” added the student.

The gobsmacked grad told The Post he “felt uneasy” when Abulaban, a self-described “Palestinian refugee” — who was really born and raised in Jordan — launched into her hateful and “hurtful” diatribe. “I was kind of telling myself, ‘Are you kidding me? You’re using a platform that you earned as student government president to put out this message that clearly pushes further division instead of a message of inclusion.’” 

Article Continues with speech video

Both Jewish-Amer documentarian of "Israelism" and UCLA host criticized as anti-Israel

California University Hosts Screening of Trans Director’s ‘Anti-Israel’ Film 
by Kate Anderson, contributor, Daily Caller News Foundation 9 June 2023

Eric Axelman, co-dir., Israelism Film
At University of California, a Los Angeles (UCLA) professor hosted a screening Wednesday of a film, which many activists believe is anti-Israel, created by a Jewish transgender director. 

The film “Israelism” follows the story of two American Jews who go from staunch supporters of Israel to “battling the old guard to fight for Palestinian equality,” according to the event page’s description. 

Professor Dov Waxman, the chair for the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation in Israel Studies, hosted a screening of the movie and a question and answer session with director Eric Axelman, who is Jewish and transgender. 

Prof Dov Waxman (photo UCLA)

“Israelism explores the past, present and future of the relationship between American Jews and Israel,” the event page reads. “Dozens of American Jewish thinkers, community leaders and activists share stories of falling in and out of love with Israel, and competing visions for a Jewish future, while Israelis and Palestinians describe how their lives are affected by the decisions of a community half a world away.”

“Israelism explores the past, present and future of the relationship between American Jews and Israel,” the event page reads. “Dozens of American Jewish thinkers, community leaders and activists share stories of falling in and out of love with Israel, and competing visions for a Jewish future, while Israelis and Palestinians describe how their lives are affected by the decisions of a community half a world away.”

In the film, Simone Zimmerman goes to college in America and Eitan joins the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Both witness “Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinian people” and eventually conclude that the “Jewish institutions” that raised them “built their Jewish identity around a lie,” according to IMDB.

Peter Beinart (pictured) is among what's criticized
as an anti-Zionist biased depiction of Israel

Both Zimmerman and Eitan go on to fight for the rights of Palestinians and against the alleged human rights abuses committed by the Jewish state, according to IMDB. The film is similar to others that Axelman has produced in the past, saying in 2017 that Israel had come to embody racism, colonialism and occupation, according to the Portland Press Herald.

“Not only, as American Jews, are we not being told the truth about Israel, but the most disturbing aspect is the censorship of left-wing voices and voices that are critical of Israel in Jewish communities,” Axelman said.

The film has been criticized for its “anti-Israel” views by some in the Jewish community. David Suissa, the editor-in-chief of the Jewish Journal, wrote that the film portrays an intentionally biased portrait of Israel. 

Sam Eilertsen, co-director, Israelism

“I felt bad for the filmmakers because I could feel the exertion they must have gone through to stick to only one side of the story,” Suissa wrote. “There is no mention, for instance, of the UN role in the creation of Israel, Arab aggression at the birth of the state, chronic Palestinian terror and rejection of peace offers, the denial of any Jewish connection to Jerusalem, and on and on. These facts are so well known, I could almost feel the filmmakers asking themselves: ‘Should we include some of this stuff just to appear more balanced and credible?'” 

Abraham Foxman, former director of the Anti-Defamation League, called the film both “anti-Israel and anti-American Jewish community.” 

“Sadly and innocently I agreed to be interviewed being told that the film will examine the special relationship between Israel and American Jews,” Foxman wrote on Twitter. “What a sham. I regret being part of this.” 

UCLA has a history of hosting antisemitic and anti-Israel events in the past. The university invited George Washington University professor Lara Sheehi, who is under investigation for allegations of antisemitic discrimination, to an event earlier this year. The school was also listed in the top 10 worst schools for antisemitism, according to a report from StopAntisemitism.com. 

UCLA and Waxman did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Axelman could not be reached for comment.

Democrats release 'anti-Israelism'-excluded, 'antisemitism definition' on anniv of BLM anti-Israel pogrom against L.A Jewry

Despite Obama forcing Bibi's hand against Iran, do Democrat Jewish orgs presume W.H. exempting anti-Israelist's won't bite us?

The White House’s unveiling of the
U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism
Synagogue desecrated May 30,2020 part of BLM Pogrom
in West L.A w/antiIsrael screed. 3-years to the weekend,
White House revealed its weak plan against antisemitism
with carve-outs for hate towards Israel & Zionism, the
primary proxy for Jew-hatred from the Democrat Left 
" coincided with the 3rd anniversary weekend of the Democrat-supported, Black Lives Matter pogrom which destroyed conspicuously Jewish premises and  kosher-serving outlets in Jewish Los Angeles.

Daniel Greenfield wrote: "A Farrakhan Supporter Led the LA Black Lives Matter Rally that Became a Pogrom" in FrontPageMag.com 2020:

Aryeh Rosenfeld, an Orthodox Jewish small business owner in the area, described to the Jerusalem Post hearing screams of, “Fuck the Jews” during the riots and looting as he tried to protect his store. The looting not only devastated countless small businesses in the area, but graffiti, some of it explicitly anti-Semitic, was scrawled across at least 5 Orthodox Jewish synagogues and 3 religious schools.

Melina Abdullah, the lead organizer of Black Lives Matter in LA and a professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State, had been very clear about her motive for bringing her hateful campaign to the area.

“We’ve been very deliberate in saying that the violence and pain and hurt that’s experienced on a daily basis by black folks at the hands of a repressive system should also be visited upon, to a degree, to those who think that they can just retreat to white affluence,” the BLM-LA co-founder ranted. Melina Abdullah has a hateful record of appearing at Farrakhan and Nation of Islam events and praising the antisemitic hate group and its leader. When Facebook decided to remove Farrakhan over his hateful rhetoric toward Jews, the Black Lives Matter LA co-founder came to his defense.
BLM-looted LA Jewish watchmaker
Mr. Hooshman among others
on May 30,'20. Note the
smashed glass shards of the BLM
-looted showcase. Valuables were 
stolen, yet overlooked a copper
engraving of Torah given to Moses
on Mt. Sinai on Shavuot
Aryeh Rosenfeld, an Orthodox Jewish small business owner in the area, described to the Jerusalem Post hearing screams of, “Fuck the Jews” during the riots and looting as he tried to protect his store. The looting not only devastated countless small businesses in the area, but graffiti, some of it explicitly anti-Semitic, was scrawled across at least 5 Orthodox Jewish synagogues and 3 religious schools.

Melina Abdullah, the lead organizer of Black Lives Matter in LA and a professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State, had been very clear about her motive for bringing her hateful campaign to the area.

“We’ve been very deliberate in saying that the violence and pain and hurt that’s experienced on a daily basis by black folks at the hands of a repressive system should also be visited upon, to a degree, to those who think that they can just retreat to white affluence,” the BLM-LA co-founder ranted. Melina Abdullah has a hateful record of appearing at Farrakhan and Nation of Islam events and praising the antisemitic hate group and its leader. When Facebook decided to remove Farrakhan over his hateful rhetoric toward Jews, the Black Lives Matter LA co-founder came to his defense.
LA's iconic Canters Deli had to board up windows and
doors on Fairfax Avenue, (Christina House via J.T.A.)

Mr. Greenfield elaborated on B.L.M.'s anti-Israel intersectional pogrom against Jewish-America on this JooTube video commentary from this kosher L.A. avenue just after the tragedy occurred.

The pogrom began at the evening concluding Shavout 2020 and continued for 2 more days. Today, Jewish News Syndicate editor-in-chief, Jonathan Tobin, ties it all together in today's column regarding the perceived confusion about the Democrat plan released during Shavuot.

"Asking the wrong question about Biden’s flawed antisemitism plan"  (May 30, 2023 / JNS)  a column by Jonathan Tobin

Cheers from failing Jewish leaders enabled the Biden administration to pose as a defender of the Jews - even as its policies enable a toxic ideology that spreads Jew-hatred.

You’ve got to hand it to the current occupants of the West Wing. President Joe Biden’s administration has shown itself to be weak and confused about a lot of important issues. But when it comes to manipulating American Jews, they know exactly what they’re doing.
 After teasing it for weeks, the White House’s unveiling of the “U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism,” last week was a public relations triumph in more ways than one.

It was released just hours before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and the Memorial Day weekend. Much like the traditional DC Friday afternoon news dump in which officials release something just as everyone stops paying attention to the news, this helped the White House manage reactions. With the Jewish world about to be shut down for two days and then everyone else for two days after that, administration-shills succeeded in dominating the conversation about the document.

More than that, the unveiling was a textbook example of how exceeding low expectations can generate positive spin. It also led to a discussion that avoided the most important question that should have been raised. Instead,
the Jews were debating how happy they should be about Biden’s gesture.

For weeks, Jewish groups had feared that the document would not be rooted in the definition of antisemitism established by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Among other points, this definition states that denying Jews the right of self-determination and claiming that Israel is a racist endeavor are antisemitic.

This is why the intersectional left—which promotes the lie that, in accordance with the precepts of critical race theory, the Palestinian war on Israel’s existence is morally equivalent to the struggle for civil rights in the United States—opposes the IHRA definition. And given
that faction’s increasing influence within the Democratic Party, the rumors emanating from the White House that the antisemitism strategy would treat the IHRA definition as no more valid than others put forward by anti-Zionists that give a free pass to hatred of Israel, those fears seemed valid.

So, it was not surprising that, when the document was unveiled and it turned out the IHRA definition was embraced by it, the sighs of relief and hosannas for the wisdom of President Biden were far louder than they would have otherwise been.
Listen to the full story from Jonathan Tobin here

the gratitude of the organized Jewish world was so great
Demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Palestinians for Black
Power" during a protest in the streets of New York City
in June 2020.  (Ira L. Black / Corbis via Getty Images)
 that, with only a few honorable exceptions, almost all of the groups that purport to represent Jews were inclined to ignore or downplay the fact that elsewhere in the 60-page document filled with governmental boilerplate text and pious expressions of righteous opposition to prejudice was language that “welcomes and appreciates the Nexus Document.” 

The Nexus Document’s sole reason for existence is
to provide an intellectual platform for the bogus claim that anti-Zionism (i.e., anti-Israelism) is not antisemitic. Thus, it serves to legitimize a fast-growing form of Jew-hatred that—in contrast to the antisemitism of the far-right—has important support in the media, popular culture and the left-wing of the Democratic Party. As such, the failure to define the term unequivocally flatly contradicts the IHRA definition and renders the entire exercise meaningless.

Why more than 40 countries boycotted U.N.'s debut Palestinian ‘Nakba (punishing Israeli Independence) Day'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan speaks with sign 
 "Stop ignoring Jewish Nakba," at United Nations, Nov 30, 2022.

In a seemingly endless war of stories, the Palestinians took center stage at the United Nations on Monday, even though Israel was victorious in shrinking its audience.

May 15 marks the first official UN "Nakba Day", according to a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December. In Arabic, the word means "disaster" or "catastrophe", regarding the founding of modern Israel on May 14, 1948.

The ceremonies took place Monday morning at the United Nations, despite the alleged 'catastrophic' narrative, which included Palestinian Arabs' rejection of a 1947 UN plan to partition Palestine from Britain. mandate into Jewish and Arab states, and in violation of the United Nations charter. when armed Arabs sought to destroy a state established in 1948.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas attacked the US and UK in his speech, saying both are responsible for the current Palestinian situation by establishing Israel for their own political ends, considering Palestinians are victims.

“These countries want to get rid of their Jews and take advantage of their presence in Palestine (British Mandate),” Mr. Abbas said. Abbas stressed that the United Nations suspends Israel if it does not give state to the Palestinians and demands the so-called "right of return" for the millions of descendants of the refugees. He perjured that Israel had agreed to this provision in 1947 to be accepted as a member state of the United Nations.

The US and UK announced last week that they would not be participating in Monday's events, angering Abbas. The UN Delegation and Israel's Foreign Ministry lobbied to convince other member states to stop attending, which seems to have paid off.

About 32 countries are said to have avoided, including Ukraine, 10 European Union member states, three African countries and Canada. Gilad Erdan, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, sent a letter to his colleagues on Sunday urging them not to participate in "Nakba Day" ceremonies. “The idea that an international organization could mark the founding of one of its member states is a disaster or a catastrophe that is both appalling and repulsive,” he wrote.

Erdan warned that participation in unilateral initiatives such as the "Nakba Day" event "gives the Palestinians the green light to continue to exploit international bodies to advance their defamation narrative." ." It also contributed to hatred of the Jews, he said.

"It is a shame that the United Nations marked the birthday of a country for the first time - the 75th anniversary of the founding of the only Jewish state in the world, Israel, approved by the United Nations in 1947 - by call it 'disaster'," B'nai B'rith International tweeted on Monday. "Palestinian 'Nakba' Day promotes a ghastly narrative that promotes more conflict, not peace."

Bulgaria, Czechia, Greece, Guatemala, Italy and Peru are said to be among others boycotting Monday's event. The General Assembly will host an event on the evening of May 15, featuring Palestinian singer Sanaa Moussa, the New York Arab Orchestra, and many other exhibits and testimonials. Palestinian supporters also held a rally outside the United Nations headquarters on Monday morning.

The EndJewHatred movement held a rally outside the United Nations at 5pm Monday in protest of the world body's "flagrant and consistent hatred of Jews" he tweeted.

Spotted now, in front of the United Nations before our protest! We will not be silent in the face of Jewish hatred. The days of the Jew who lived with their heads bowed are over. 'Nakba Day' is a call to genocide and we will not allow it to go undefeatable. pic.twitter.com/x4iQsQSR1y

– Brooke Goldstein (@GoldsteinBrooke) May 15, 2023

Synagogue-sponsored politicians project white gunman's antisemitism onto critics of Democrats' importing foreigners to vote

Flower memorials outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after
shooting over HIAS immigrating Muslims to Pittsburgh
The jury-phase of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, Robert Bowers' death-penalty trial is finally underway. Although weapons won't be in Bowers' hands anymore, on May Day, interpretations of his motives were politically weaponized by Leftist pro-immigration activists in California. 

On May Day '23, S.F. Bay Area filmmaker, Patrice O'Neill participated in an L.A. panel conversation following an early screening of her The Working Group's "Repairing the World: Stories from Tree of Life" documentary  about the massacre at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Autumn 2018. The screening was hosted by IKAR Rabbi Sharon Brous and was supported by a number of Liberal Jewish groups. The film's messages about racial-tolerance and multiculturalism were amplified
by adding government Democrats to the Q&A. Rabbi Brous and the Democrat officials cast critics of Democrats' current, illegal migrant invasion as racial "haters."

Pittsburgh's Tree of Life congregation, along with Congregation Dor Hadash (New Generation) and New Light Congregation, which also worshipped in the building, were attacked during Shabbat morning services on October 27, 2018. The alleged perpetrator, Robert Bowers killed eleven people and wounded six, including several Holocaust survivors. It was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States. Mr. Bowers is currently on trial over the attack.

Patrice O'Neill participated in a panel conversation after an early screening of her The Working Group's "Repairing the World" documentary about the massacre at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue by Robert Bowers in Autumn 2018. On the panel, Patrice O'Neill said "Anti-Semitism is the ideological driver in the white-power movement. ... To see what unfolded in Pittsburgh to see what was apparent on the ground when Ms. Charene (Zalis) first went there - was to know that this is a story that can possibly move people into action in a new way."

Rabbi Brous and the panelists use gunman Robert Bowers (who attacked the Dor Chadash minyan - which supports HIAS' resettling Syrian-Muslim migrants in the Pittsburgh area - as well as the Tree of Life because of its support for Central American Caravan migrants) as a stereotype for all Republicans. 

The filmmakers further project the Charlottesville white-nationalists chanting "Jews will not replace us" (reflecting a belief in a Liberal-Jewish-led conspiracy to replace white people with non-white immigrants) to vilify all conservatives. In doing so, they attempt to divert attention from the real phenomenon of antisemitic hostility - as they have ignored the anti-Israel plank among the Progressive Left, Muslims, blacks, and Farrakhan-inspired Black Muslims all with record-stats of Jew-hatred - which inspires increased enmity and hostility against Jewish people and places. 

(Please see reference report: Islamic Antisemitism in the United States, Tel Aviv University's Institute for  National Security Studies, April 18, 2023). The authors of the Report emphasize

... the “rebranding” and mainstreaming of Islamist groups by utilizing the wide interest in human and minority rights in the US, taking advantage of growing societal divisions and the advance of “intersectionality” and the ongoing activity of far-left activist groups together with Islamists, also known as the “red-green alliance”. The “red-green alliance” serves as a unifying axis of anti-Israel mobilization and operates on the basis of shared agendas of anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism.

The report goes into detail on the dynamics of the Muslim antisemitic ideology, the organizations who carry such, and the Leftist groups they partner with to grow to power through.

During the 2020 US elections a new coalition emerged, which brought such groups as the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition that includes Black Lives Matter (M4BL, 2020) together with far-left Jewish groups and Islamist political groups such as MPower Change (MPC)(United Against Hate, 2020; Mathias, 2020). ... This coalition further claimed that an overwhelming majority of antisemitic attacks were conducted by white supremacists, and not by left-wing groups (Emgage, 2020). Therefore, as one of the groups in the coalition claimed, progressives from all backgrounds should join hands in “defeating the far-right” to keep all communities safe (If Not Now, 2020).

Our original footage shows progressive-activist Rabbi Sharon Brous leading the post-screening panel discussion with director Patrice O'Neill, Muslim civic activist Ms. Aziza Hasan of NewGround, and Democrat politicians Rep. Adam Schiff, Mayor Karen Bass, and Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, who succeeded Ms. Bass as Congresswoman from L.A.'s 37th District.

The film, and the post-screening panelists, attribute blame for antisemitism to "white nationalism" which (in the panel discussion) they extend to all Republicans as "haters" deserving of Democrats opprobrium. They position Leftist politicians as the audience's enforcers of love, tolerance, and justice.

The panelists in the video express concern over the rise of anti-Semitic incidents and violence against other communities, discussing trauma, fear, and the need for structures that will address racism, anti-Semitism, and gun violence. They stress the importance of creating a multiracial, multi-faith network to combat hate and promote unity, acknowledging the challenges of building relationships and breaking through fear and vulnerability. They also touch on the impact of hate speech, erasing history, and changes to election structures on communities, and reflect on personal challenges they face in their work. Throughout, the panelists emphasize the importance of vulnerability, humor, and taking action to build communities of love and justice, urging the audience to create opportunities and spaces for people to come together and do meaningful work.

(From right-left) Aziza Hasan, director Patrice O'Neill, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Kamlager-Dove, Mayor Karen Bass, Rabbi Sharon Braus, Former L.A City Atty Mike Feuer


.Mayor Karen Bass surprisingly quips at (48:21 min into video):

"... because I do believe that's at the foundation of a lot of this and I think that there's a segment of our country that was so traumatized by that black family moving into the White House - that they just still haven't recovered. And what they realized is that the demographics of this country is changing fundamentally and in a minute, the United States is going to look like California! And that is very threatening. (Applause)

Thank you, I think that's a good thing, too! They're realizing the demographics are changing and so their first strategy was voter suppression and gerrymandering / redistricting. But if, people, if the demographics fundamentally change you can't just erase everybody out - so then you have to change the structure of elections! "