Elsewhere: Edgar Bronfman’s strength, celebrating Jewish Christmas, saving Bradford’s shul


Israel’s migrant response: Israel isn’t deporting African migrants but it is not encouraging them to stay. (Washington Post)

Saving Bradford’s shul: A synagogue in the English city of Bradford is holding on with the assistance of the area’s large Muslim community. (Guardian)

Boycott backlash: The American Studies Association’s Israel boycott has backfired, drawing member resignations, university condemnations and talk of forming a competitor association, writes Lori Lowenthal Marcus. (Jewish Press)

Edgar Bronfman’s strength: The philanthropist was determined to make a difference for the Jewish people, writes Rabbi Andy Bachman. (Water Over Rocks)

Celebrating Jewish Christmas: A day of movies, Chinese food and camaraderie, Christmas is a great Jewish holiday, writes Marc Tracy. (New Republic)

Israel book’s elite acclaim: Ari Shavit’s “My Promised Land” has been praised by leading American Jewish journalists, but its lens on Israel is actually a narrow one, writes Noam Sheizaf. (+972 Magazine)

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