Author Archives: Ben S

Report: Major corporations ‘fail to protect’ Jewish employees from rising anti-Semitism

Unilever Canada sign on their head office in Toronto, Canada. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock. BY FAYGIE HOLT   (August 12, 2021 / JNS) Despite major corporations investing significant time and funds to address traditional gaps in “diversity, equity and inclusion” policies, many of them—most notably, Google, Unilever and Cigna—have fallen short when it comes to addressing the needs of Jewish employees. […]

Jewish girls booted off plane in Amsterdam, rabbi suspects anti-Semitism

By Tyler O’Neil | Fox News A New York rabbi told Fox News he suspects anti-Semitism after two planes booted a group of Jewish girls, stranding them in Amsterdam on their way home to New York. “I’m not G-d, I don’t know people’s motives, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” Yisroel Kahan, […]

Israel: Internship nation

Onward Israel participants with iPads in hand take an interactive ‘Jew Quest’ through Jerusalem’s Old City. (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)   By: Jeff Seidel In this day and age, getting a high-quality job is difficult. Since “the internship” has become a prerequisite for being in the race for a good job, the competition for finding one that […]

What Israel Can Do for You Post-Birthright

By: Jeff Seidel Since 1999, the educational program bringing young Jews (18-26) from all over the world to discover their heritage and homeland is the well-known Taglit-Birthright. A free 10-day tour of the Jewish state, the student participants either went on to please their parents and grandparents or bragged about to their friends. Today, Taglit-Birthright is just the tip of the iceberg for the […]

The Movement Bringing Islam into the 21st Century

By: Jeff Seidel Earlier this month, the Jeff Seidel Student Center was involved with a student mission to Poland. We visited concentration camps and other sites relating to the Shoah (Holocaust) and the Jewish People. While my goal was to help guide these students through an unimaginable period, I myself learned a great deal. Not so much on the topic of the Shoah, […]