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Friday, May 7, 2021

For God’s Sake, Get Vaccinated

Even if our souls can soar, our bodies can’t fly.

Tisha B'Av

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

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

KKL-JNF Releases Never-before-seen Photos of Jerusalem

Ahead of Jerusalem Day, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund gives a glimpse into what the Holy City looked like during the early days of the British Mandate, well before the establishment of the State of Israel.

Tlaib Criticized for Tweeting Retracted Story of Israeli Settlers “Burning” Palestinian Land

Tlaib tweeted on May 5, “Stealing Palestinian homes and burning their lands. The actions of an apartheid state. We cannot stand by and watch this happen."

European Council Advises Relaxing Coronavirus Travel Restrictions for Israeli Tourists

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality declares city ready for international tourists to start returning.

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Disabled former soldiers protest the government’s failure to allocate funds to help those wounded in combat or suffering from PTSD

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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...

Mothers and Genetic Screening: 5 Commonly Asked Questions

Questions and answers about genetic screening, just in time for Mother's Day.

A Mother’s Day Letter

How can I possibly find all of the right words to express my gratitude and love for you?

Germany Holocaust Memorial Vandalized with BDS Graffiti

Three stepping stones in Cologne had the letters “BDS” written on them, with one letter on each stone.

Israel and Lebanon Resume Maritime Border Talks

US-brokered meeting over decades-old Mediterranean dispute a ‘positive step,’ State Department says.

Columnists

Something Crazy Is Happening in Israel: Ideological Opposites May Unite

The anti-Bibi block is so fervent it’s willing to overlook deeply entrenched ideological differences.

Satirical Semite: The Missing Goat

Apart from the camp being taken over by deadly animals, the grounds would soon be ready for action next summer.

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.

The Meron Tragedy: When Tradition Meets a Changing Reality

The custom remains the same custom. Disaster is only a matter of time.

What Happens to Unanswered Prayers?

I don’t believe there’s such a thing as a wasted prayer.

Unscrolled, Behar-Bechukotai: A Number of Harvests

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

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Israel

Final Hours of Netanyahu’s Mandate

Time to form a government quickly running out for the embattled premier.

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My Son Was at the Mount Meron Disaster

What kind of devastating things had he witnessed? Was he injured? I couldn’t bear to let myself think beyond that.

Can a Disaster Breed Jewish Unity or Widen the Communal Breach?

Solidarity with the victims of the Mount Meron tragedy is a sign of hope. Still, the impulse to turn it into a political issue and cast blame on the ultra-Orthodox may prove more powerful.

New Documentary Chronicles Advocacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Doblemeier seems most enamored of his subject’s political activism, but Heschel was a major theologian as well.

The First 100 Days: Biden’s Dull but Bold Presidency

In his first 100 days, our president has shown more boldness than humility.

Stop Justifying the Deaths of the Meron 45

Let the families grieve without our insensitive commentary.

JJ Podcast Network

Curious Times Episode 24: Mourning the Meron Tragedy

Reflections on the Meron tragedy and a commentary by Shmuel Rosner. 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: Emor with Joshua Krug

Joshua Krug earned a B.A. with Honors and Distinction from Yale, an MDiv from Harvard, and a PhD from NYU. He sits at the intersection...

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Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Has Ongoing Love Affair With Israel

At nearly 93, world-renowned expert on human sexuality reflects on Freud, life after the coronavirus, and her recent honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University.

Former 49er, Current Dad and Doctor, Goes to Jewish Summer Camp

Dr. John Frank plans to attend Ramah Sports Academy in Connecticut—helping in the medical field and maybe telling some stories that other field with the NFL.

Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to Lead Tree of Life Reconstruction

New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind will spearhead the project with urban-design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative of Pittsburgh.

4 Retirement Risks That Could Undermine Your Careful Planning

A number of risks to your retirement strategy can still lurk, even if you appear to have safely arrived at your post-work destination.

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