Friday, April 16, 2021

Why Don’t More People Know About the Atrocities in Myanmar?

I’m waiting for the day when the plight of the Rohingya appears on the front page of every major American newspaper and is championed by every leader in the Muslim word.

Tisha B'Av

Jewish Community Marks Loss of Prince Philip, Beginning with Prayer

Sabbath prayers for the longest-serving royal consort were a bit different in synagogues across England.

The Week Removes Image Criticized As Anti-Semitic

The image featured a Star of David superimposed over President Joe Biden.

Has Free Speech Been Cancelled?

First in a Six-Part Series by Larry Greenfield

Blinken: US Commitment to Israel ‘Ironclad’

American legislators applauded Israel for overcoming so many challenges since its founding.

Yom Ha'atzmaut

Pandemic Times

A new generation of scholars and specialists are seeking to understand the significance and contributions of the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora.
Avoiding this designation was Norway, which has a comprehensive national plan to combat the scourge, as well as sufficient funds for security measures to protect the Jewish community.

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The Threat to Boycott JNF Threatens American Jews

The organizations threatening to boycott the JNF deny that they favor dividing Jerusalem.

Two Stories as We Celebrate 73 years of the State of Israel

My Zionism teaches me, and Nachman Shai teaches me, that to go back is no option.

YULA Girls Student Sarah Shaye Places Sixth in International Bible Competition

To get to the final round, she competed against 50 semi-finalists in 30 countries.

Report: Cuomo Said “These People and Their F—ing Tree Houses” During 2006 Sukkot Event

A spokesperson for Cuomo denied that the governor ever made that remark, pointing out that Cuomo’s brothers-in-law are Jewish and that “he has the highest respect for Jewish traditions.”

Future in Question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its Monumental Stained-Glass Window

(JTA) — Just three stories high and hemmed into a small 5,000-square-foot lot, the building at 16 S. Clark St. is a small jewel...


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.

Serious Semite: Prince Philip and the Jews

The Duke’s conviction against anti-Semitism began at a young age.

“I am a Zionist”: Our Herzlian Jew-Jitsu Moments Twenty Years Ago

All over the Jewish world, people like me were standing up and going public, not just to defend our people — but to celebrate us.

Natanz Attack: Threats and Implications

Israel declined to confirm its responsibility for the attack, but it hinted at such a likelihood in every way possible.

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, Parashat Tazria-Metzora: A Pox Upon Your House

We can concern ourselves with the question of how the Biblical author was seeing.

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An Independence Day They Will Never Forget: ‘Not Like the 4th of July’

New immigrants from America share what Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, means to them

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Treating The Pandemic Mind

Therapists and other practitioners generally recognize that in this imperfect life, the edge offered by antidepressants makes a difference for many.

The Chase

From the thousands of Israeli songs written since her birth, I find Yaron London's MIRDAF (The Chase) to be the most poetic expression of Israel’s struggle for survival and peace.

The Memory Generation

Sidney Bernstein is the reason we know what the Nazi concentration camps looked like.

Jewish Center at Temple University Shows Bias Against Israel

Where is the spirit of “inquiry” in hosting a program where only one side of a controversy is aired?

The Offensive First ESMC Draft is Alive and Well — And Jews Need to Unite Against It

Let us unite once again around the danger posed by the appalling first draft and the bad-faith actors who are still promoting it.

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Curious Times Episode 21: A few gifts for Israel’s birthday and the weekly Torah portion

Reflections from Rabbi Adam Kligfeld and Matthew Schultz. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Shtisel, Shiva and Donny Oy Vey!

What do shivas and b'nai mitzvah have in common? Bagels, of course, and this week, it's the new films "Shiva Baby" and "Donny's Bar...

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...

Gadi Taub: Global Elites and National Citizens

Shmuel Rosner and Gadi Taub discuss Gadi's latest book: "Global Elites and National Citizens: The Attack of the Upper Classes on Israel's Democracy", now...

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: Tazria-Metzora with Jonah Sanderson and Noah Pollock

Noah Pollock and Jonah Sanderson attend themSchool Academy for Jewish Religion in California. Pollock was drew to be a chaplain by "stories from my grandfather...

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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.

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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