Wednesday, May 12, 2021

While Terrorists Try to Murder Jews, Rep. Ilhan Omar Flips the Script

Now that Israelis are dying at the hands of these terror rockets, will Ilhan Omar walk back her shameful accusation against Israel?

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A Turning Point

The only relevant question now is what has to be done to get beyond this moment of terrible existential threat.

Israel Under Fire: Biden’s Test

It could take a week or two to set the clock of Jewish-Arab relations a few years back.

The Book of Ruth: A Zionist Story For Shavuot

Those who are blessed with the talent and fortitude to do what is necessary to help a fellow Jew must heed the call.

Plan B and the Second Tablets

The Oral Torah is critical to understanding, observing and fulfilling the Written Torah.

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Air force responds with strikes on Hamas, Islamic Jihad infrastructure, personnel in Gaza, ground incursion seen as unlikely
Current hopefuls include former members of Knesset Yehudah Glick, Michael Bar-Zohar and Shimon Sheetrit. Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog is likely to lead the race if he seeks the role.

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Sephardic Rabbis Stand in Solidarity with Israel

We the undersigned, Sephardic rabbis representing communities all over the world, stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel.

Gaza terror factions fire more than 200 rockets at Israel; six injured in Ashkelon

IDF reports that one-third of rockets launched by Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad are falling inside of Gaza.

Hamas Official Urges People to “Cut Off the Heads of Jews”

Hammad also accuses the Jews of spreading “corruption” and acting “with arrogance, and their moment of reckoning has come."

Omar Accuses Israel of “Act of Terrorism” With Gaza Strikes

The Israeli strikes were in response to Hamas bombarding Israel with rockets earlier in the day.


Lighting Candles for the Meron 45

Perhaps inspired by the day of mourning and candle lighting in Israel, an idea popped into my head: Why not invite 45 people to each light a candle in honor of one of the victims?

Satirical Semite: Shopping for the Apocalypse

COVID-19 has forced many people to reconsider their career choices.

What Will US-Israel Relations Look Like When Israel Turns 100?

Unless some type of generational reckoning takes place, the ties between our two countries will be sorely tested.

What The New Pew Study Tells Us About The 7.5 Million...

Nuance is everywhere because, as the Pew study puts it, “U.S. Jews do not have a single, uniform answer to what being Jewish means.”

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day If You Don’t Get Along with...

Do we ever stop to think about those who are estranged from their mothers?

Unscrolled, Behar-Bechukotai: A Number of Harvests

As a prophet, Moses is present, but as a man, he is silent.

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Jewish Groups Condemn Hamas Rocket Fire at Jerusalem

Jewish groups are condemning Hamas for launching rockets toward Jerusalem on May 10 as unrest grips the city.

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Another “Perfect Storm” in Jerusalem

A network of influential political NGOs groups predictably twisted the facts beyond recognition.

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There Is No One Reason for the Violent Mess in Jerusalem

Gazans will end up in as bad a position as they entered. It will not make them more prosperous or happier.

Israel’s Critics Are Right: “Sheikh Jarrah” Exemplifies the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Shimon HaTzadik is an area that holds deep historical and religious significance to the Jewish people.

“Jewish Harper’s Letter” Denounces Viewpoint Suppression On Social Justice

The letter argues that “open discourse” is a vital part of the Jewish tradition.

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Curious Times Episode 26: Jonah Sanderson on Jewish Renewal and Suicide Prevention

A conversation on overcoming obstacles and finding renewal in Judaism. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Mindy and Mandy Moved Us While Oscars Snoozed Us

After briefly breaking down the Oscars, the Bagels compare it to the Jewish community after COVID (of course) and wonder if the trailers for "In The...

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...

Daniel Levin: Proof of Life

Shmuel Rosner and Daniel Levin discuss Levin's new book, "Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Behar-Bechukotai with Jessica Dell-Era

Jessica Dell’Era is a senior rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she is completing her Masters in Sacred Music through the Cantorial...

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What takes this cheesecake to heavenly heights is the garnish of delightfully citrusy bright orange sauce and sweet mango.

Historical Novelist Renée Rosen on “The Social Graces”

Rosen’s latest work is a look at New York socialites at the turn of the twentieth century.

Grappling With Loss on Mother’s Day

I notice mothers everywhere now.

The Holocaust Survivor Fighting Antisemitism, One Story at a Time

‘You cannot afford to be apathetic. You cannot afford to be indifferent. When you see evil, do something. Speak up."

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