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Israeli missions, Jews around world said on alert after hit on Iran nuke chief

Israeli missions, Jews around world said on alert after hit on Iran nuke chief

TV reports say embassies, communities heighten security as Iran promises to avenge assassination of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, allegedly by Israel   Israel has raised… Read More ›

Netanyahu has paved way for new Jewish-Arab alliances

Netanyahu has paved way for new Jewish-Arab alliances

Opinion: The prime minister has long demonized Arab MKs, branding any alliances with them as treason; but his budding ties to Joint List’s Mansour Abbas,… Read More ›

Fully free, Pollard to head ‘home’ to Israel when wife’s health allows — lawyer

Fully free, Pollard to head ‘home’ to Israel when wife’s health allows — lawyer

Esther Pollard undergoing chemotherapy for aggressive cancer, attorney says, adding his client was not told ahead of time that his parole would be terminated Friday… Read More ›

This Non-Jewish Leader Is Working To Clean Up Poland’s Forgotten Jewish Cemeteries

This Non-Jewish Leader Is Working To Clean Up Poland’s Forgotten Jewish Cemeteries

WARSAW (JTA) – National Independence Day in Poland has served in recent years as a backdrop for anti-Semitic, xenophobic and violent incidents at nationalist rallies.… Read More ›

Israel demands Amanpour apologize for comparing Kristallnacht and Trump

Israel demands Amanpour apologize for comparing Kristallnacht and Trump

On November 13 CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour compared Kristallnacht to President Trump’s term.   CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour’s comparison of US President Donald Trump to… Read More ›

Jewish MKs must support Arab colleagues’ outreach

Jewish MKs must support Arab colleagues’ outreach

Opinion: Joint List MK Mansour Abbas’ efforts at cooperation with government reflect a deeper debate about the path of Arab politics, which seems to be… Read More ›

Another Jewish holiday, another Israeli lockdown

Another Jewish holiday, another Israeli lockdown

Opinion: A clear lack of policy and selective enforcement gave rise to whispers of third closure at Hanukkah, which will further erode mental resilience of… Read More ›

Can Jews on the Right, Left find common ground? – opinion

Can Jews on the Right, Left find common ground? – opinion

Every Jew should commit: for each antisemite I denounce who seems to come from a group I truly hate, let me also denounce a Jew-hater… Read More ›

Commemorate Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass – WATCH LIVE

Commemorate Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass – WATCH LIVE

Leaders share messages against antisemitism, hatred and intolerance.   Thousands of people around the world are taking part today in March of the Living’s global… Read More ›

Aiding Philadelphia voters, rabbis find the unexpected: Peace and optimism

Aiding Philadelphia voters, rabbis find the unexpected: Peace and optimism

The rabbis had trained to de-escalate tension that could lead to violence and to advocate for people who were being denied access to the ballot… Read More ›

Several reported dead in ‘repulsive terror attack’ at multiple sites in Vienna

Several reported dead in ‘repulsive terror attack’ at multiple sites in Vienna

Austrian police say attacks at 6 different locations, including near synagogue; Jewish leader says no casualties among community members; gunman apparently shouts ‘Allahu akbar’  … Read More ›

Israeli Hasidic Rabbi Denounces ‘Those Jews Who Snitch’ On Jews Who Flout Pandemic Guidelines

Israeli Hasidic Rabbi Denounces ‘Those Jews Who Snitch’ On Jews Who Flout Pandemic Guidelines

  JERUSALEM (JTA) – The leader of a major Hasidic sect in Israel denounced those who inform on other Jews for violating school closure orders… Read More ›

For ultra-Orthodox, education as important as oxygen

For ultra-Orthodox, education as important as oxygen

Opinion: While Haredi sector’s decision to reopen schools in violation of the law deserves condemnation, some parents believed that not sending their children back to… Read More ›

When Christian is Jewish: Living a Jewish life with a non-Jewish name

When Christian is Jewish: Living a Jewish life with a non-Jewish name

What’s in a name? Bearers of stereotypically ‘non-Jewish’ monikers say they must challenge people’s assumptions on a daily basis and can face questioning when entering… Read More ›

75% of US Jews voting for Biden in US presidential election

75% of US Jews voting for Biden in US presidential election

AJC poll shows just 22 percent of US Jews intend to vote to re-elect President Donald Trump   Fully three quarters of US Jews intend… Read More ›

Israel has put all its eggs in Trump’s basket

Israel has put all its eggs in Trump’s basket

Opinion: After Jerusalem’s long insistence on supporting the Republican party and its followers at all costs, a Biden victory will force it to go cap… Read More ›

Erekat’s Hadassah care must be top priority for Israel – comment

Erekat’s Hadassah care must be top priority for Israel – comment

Treating chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in a Jerusalem hospital should serve as a reminder of what it means to be a Jewish state.  … Read More ›

Opinion: Judge Amy Barrett Helped Me Protect Public Menorahs. I Know She’ll Help Defend Religious Liberty For All

Opinion: Judge Amy Barrett Helped Me Protect Public Menorahs. I Know She’ll Help Defend Religious Liberty For All

  WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Trump seeks to replace Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a devout Catholic from Indiana. Some might worry… Read More ›

New York said to halt planned Orthodox Jewish wedding with up to 10,000 guests

New York said to halt planned Orthodox Jewish wedding with up to 10,000 guests

Amid COVID-19 restrictions and unrest in Orthodox neighborhoods, Governor Cuomo says: ‘You can get married. You just can’t get a thousand people at your wedding’… Read More ›

‘Renegade’ Haredi communities need to be brought to heel, rabbi says

‘Renegade’ Haredi communities need to be brought to heel, rabbi says

Rabbi Uri Regev, who leads Israel-based NPO promoting religious freedom and equality across denominational lines, calls for stricter law enforcement after head of Belz Hasidic… Read More ›