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Israelis need to talk about the religious-secular rift

Israelis need to talk about the religious-secular rift

Opinion: One of the most difficult problems with discourse in Israel over issues of religion and state is that it is a mendacious one on… Read More ›

How the Berlin Jewish Museum became a political lightning rod

How the Berlin Jewish Museum became a political lightning rod

The resignation of its director, after a tweet that seemed to support the anti-Israel BDS movement, has many questioning role of institution in its community… Read More ›

Jews are discriminated against in Jerusalem’s Old City

Jews are discriminated against in Jerusalem’s Old City

Opinion: Despite being the only country in the Middle East where Christians thrive, Greek Orthodox Church officials refuse to sell property to Jews claiming their… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Palestinian Village Council Head Fired After Jews Attend Son’s Wedding

Jerusalem – Palestinian Village Council Head Fired After Jews Attend Son’s Wedding

  Jerusalem – The council head of a West Bank Palestinian village was removed from his office after video from his son’s wedding showed that… Read More ›

Nir Barkat – The Likud’s New Acquisition and His Message to U.S. Jews

Nir Barkat – The Likud’s New Acquisition and His Message to U.S. Jews

  Ahead of the April 9 election, there were many parties that brought in new talent and gave these candidates reserved slots on their lists.… Read More ›

How one man unraveled the mystery of his mother’s Holocaust nightmare

How one man unraveled the mystery of his mother’s Holocaust nightmare

In his new book, Prof. Stanley Goldman unearths a personal untold story, learning about his own relationship with his mom, as well as the siblings… Read More ›

High food prices leave Israel’s elderly without traditional Shavuot fare

High food prices leave Israel’s elderly without traditional Shavuot fare

78-year-old Sol is this year forfeiting her usual cheese biscuits, while 74-year-old David worries that he and his wife are not getting enough vitamins and… Read More ›

This Chicago synagogue is a home for non-Zionist Jews

This Chicago synagogue is a home for non-Zionist Jews

Tzedek Chicago puts an emphasis on advocating for Palestinian rights and criticizing Israel’s conduct, and many members feel they have finally found a congregation that… Read More ›

Washington – Sanders, Warren Introduce Resolution Decrying Israeli Annexation Plans

Washington – Sanders, Warren Introduce Resolution Decrying Israeli Annexation Plans

  Washington – Five Democratic senators, including the party’s deputy leader in the chamber and two leading presidential candidates, introduced a resolution decrying any Israeli… Read More ›

Russia – Moscow Gets 1st Major Holocaust Monument

Russia – Moscow Gets 1st Major Holocaust Monument

  Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the unveiling of a memorial seen by some as Moscow’s first Holocaust monument. The monument, depicting hands… Read More ›

Are Republicans or Democrats Better for Israel, the Jews?

Are Republicans or Democrats Better for Israel, the Jews?

Brooks: I can promise you with 100% certainty, antisemitism in the United States did not start January 20th, 2017. It did not start with the… Read More ›

In Israel, Blair says Corbyn is an anti-Semite, but doesn’t know it

In Israel, Blair says Corbyn is an anti-Semite, but doesn’t know it

In an interview at Bar Ilan University, the former UK prime minister and Labour leader says that the anti-Semitism roiling the party is a ‘shameful… Read More ›

Annual Celebrate Israel parade brings crowds out in NYC

Annual Celebrate Israel parade brings crowds out in NYC

Jewish cultural and civic organizations marched up 5th Avenue to honor Israel’s accomplishments; theme: Only in Israel; ZAKA president Edward Mermelstein honored as grand marshal… Read More ›

Israelis must decide: Zionism or annexation

Israelis must decide: Zionism or annexation

Israel is in need of a leader who will deal with the questions over its eastern border, come up with a strategy to ensure Jewish… Read More ›

Poway, CA – California Synagogue Honors Woman Slain In Gunman’s Attack With New Torah

Poway, CA – California Synagogue Honors Woman Slain In Gunman’s Attack With New Torah

  Poway, CA – A Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people has dedicated a new Torah scroll… Read More ›

No honor for sex offender at religious festival

No honor for sex offender at religious festival

Opinion: Despite his conviction for appalling acts, Rabbi Eliezer Berland is not barred from the state-funded Lag B’Omer festivities on Mt. Meron, in fact this… Read More ›

Netanyahu’s dangerous balancing act

Netanyahu’s dangerous balancing act

Opinion: Extremists from the religious parties are telling us that they represent the will of the people, but that’s utter nonsense as they object to… Read More ›

Say what you mean: A Jewish Buddhist’s key to nonviolent communication

Say what you mean: A Jewish Buddhist’s key to nonviolent communication

The American-raised son of an Israeli, author Oren Jay Sofer found spirituality later in life and has now written the book on how our universal… Read More ›

Warsaw – Polish PM Says Repaying Jewish Victims Of The Holocaust Would Be ‘victory For Hitler’y

Warsaw – Polish PM Says Repaying Jewish Victims Of The Holocaust Would Be ‘victory For Hitler’y

  Warsaw – Poland refuses to provide restitution for Jewish property taken during World War II when the country was under Nazi control, Polish Prime… Read More ›

Hezbollah could use maritime border dispute as excuse to go to war with Israel

Hezbollah could use maritime border dispute as excuse to go to war with Israel

Opinion: Iran-backed Lebanese terror group might justify a military conflict with Israel – all in the name of serving Iranian interests – by claiming large… Read More ›