News Above the Noise—Week of November 5, 2023
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1. A New Wave of Antisemitism Rocks an Already Unstable World
Outbursts of hatred directed against Jews are increasingly happening around the globe, and there is a climate of growing fear. Tensions are high at universities around the world. Synagogues have been locked. Jewish day schools have canceled classes. This article looks at this trend of rising hate.
2. My father, Elie Wiesel, Survived Auschwitz
In this moving op-ed by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s son, Elisha Wiesel encourages all of us to engage in hard conversations about evil and humanity, and consider the Israel-Hamas war in a new way.
3. Three Paths Toward the Meaning of Life
“Who in the world am I?” asks Alice in Wonderland. “Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” To crack that puzzle involves knowing how and where to look, writes Arthur C. Brooks in his latest column for The Atlantic. Looking for more clarity on who you are? Read Brooks’ article here.
4. 7 Things Dementia Experts Would Never Do
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, leading causes of death around the world. And while a host of factors contribute to the development of cognitive decline, there are certain shifts all of us can take to do what we can to stave off the disease. In this article, you’ll learn what brain health experts—including Jessica Caldwell, director of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic—try to avoid to maintain optimal brain health.