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Monday, April 12, 2021

U.S. Must Put a Condition to Palestinian Aid: No More Teaching Jew-Hatred

The issue has been obscured by other developments in Israel and abroad.

Tisha B'Av

CUNY Student Senate Votes Down Resolution Endorsing IHRA

Despite their resolution failing, JLSA celebrated the fact that the Student Senate voted down the other resolution supporting IHRA.

Post-Pandemic Life — Proceed with Caution

Self-limitation is an invitation to expansive possibility, easy of spirit and joy.

Our Integrated Passover Seder

We arrived for the holidays this spring ready to give the children a dose of schmaltz.

Netanyahu to Austin: Israel Won’t Allow Iran to Carry Out Goal of Nuclear Genocide

In Jerusalem, the two men discussed ways to deepen the defense relationship in the face of threats in the Middle East.

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A number of pro-Israel groups, Israeli officials and Republicans in Congress are stepping up their scrutiny of the Biden administration’s plans to resume funding for the Palestinian Authority and other groups aiding Palestinians.
Mysterious power outage occurs as Israel hosts US defense secretary, following Vienna talks

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Blinken’s Holocaust Gaffe

Was Breckinridge Long our 32nd president, rather than Franklin Roosevelt?

New Technology Connects Holocaust Survivors

Survivors across the U.S. gathered for a virtual commemoration, thanks to a collaboration between The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and Uniper, an innovative Israeli startup.

CUNY Student Senate to Vote on Resolution Rejecting IHRA

The resolution is being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law Students Association and CUNY Students for Justice in Palestine in response to a March resolution adopting IHRA.

Biden’s Push for Restoring Aid to Palestinians Faces Legal Hurdles and Brewing Political Crisis

The new administration is pushing more fiscal aid and a return to the negotiating table as Palestinians head for elections in May.

Drone Deliveries to Launch in Tel Aviv By Year’s End

Simplex Interactive is taking part in an Israel-wide pilot program aimed at establishing a commercial drone network.

Columnists

In this Transition Moment, A Chance to Appreciate What We Love...

Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, many of us are gingerly returning to some of our old activities.

The Girl with the Funny Hair

Hair comes and goes. Yet we think it is who we are. 

Cloud of Lockdown Still Hovering Above California Schoolchildren

Even as the state begins to open up, this fight is far from over.

Meet the Couple Giving Away their Fortune to Uplift the City...

Many recipients tell social workers and other agents that they feel that their faith in humanity has been restored.

Unscrolled, Shemini: Strange Fire

Perhaps every rebel is actually a prophet, punished by the world they try to wake from its slumber.

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Israel

Young Israelis Reflect on the Holocaust

As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindle, education changes.

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Our Living Seder

Out spilled the treasures of a Jew who had witnessed Jewish history in its rawest, purest and most terrifying state.

A Lifetime of Resilience

My version of resilience was not the same — I pushed the envelope and always did the unexpected.

Writing Poetry Helps Me Process the Unspeakable Evils of the Holocaust

(JTA) — Not long after the gruesome reality of the Holocaust had burst onto the world’s consciousness, the philosopher and social theorist Theodor Adorno...

Holocaust Survivors Should Be Recognized With Special Day, Leaders Say

More emphasis needs to be placed on the survivors and the resilience they have demonstrated in rebuilding their lives.

Satirical Semite: Life After Lockdown

We can take elements of Zoom into real life.

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Curious Times Episode 19: What Can We Learn During This Transition Moment?

Reflections on how we are negotiating the return to our old lives. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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Sorry listeners, Esther and Erin don't have time to recap the 4-hour-long Snyder Cut this week because they have to prepare for Passover!!! Realizing...

Rabbi Reuven Wolf: Who Is The Jewish Messiah and When Is He Coming?

Rabbi Reuven Wolf of Maayon Yisroel Chassidic Center, takes us deep into Jewish mysticism as Sal and his rabbi explore some tough questions: Why...

Gayil Talshir: Understanding Israel’s Fourth Election Results

Shmuel Rosner and Gayil Talshir discuss the 2021 Israeli election results and the reasons why they might signal the end of Benjamin Netanyahu's era. Gayil...

The Conservative meets the Democrat: Larry Greenfield and Hailey Soifer

 Larry Greenfield is a Fellow at The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship & Political Philosophy and a frequent columnist with The Jewish...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Shemini with Claire Bergen

Claire Bergen is a 3rd year student at the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. We discuss parshat Shemini in which, following the seven days of...

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Heavenly Challah: Bake the Best Bread

The two challahs that we eat every Friday night and Saturday lunch represent the dewy Manna

David Laskin Breaks New Ground in ‘What Sammy Knew’

The striking similarities between “What Sammy Knew” and today’s social movements are unmistakable.

Israeli and Palestinian Films Face Off for Oscar

In the short films category, both the Israeli and Palestinian entries have placed among the five finalists, no small feat in a field of 174 competitors.

The Stories of Overlooked Female Polish WWII Resistance Fighters

Director Steven Spielberg has optioned the book for a motion picture and signed Batalion to co-write the screenplay.

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