Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tisha B'Av

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."

For God’s Sake, Get Vaccinated

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

Mothers and Genetic Screening: 5 Commonly Asked Questions

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

Israel’s Military Veterans Demand Reform and Rehabilitation

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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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.

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.

Israel and Lebanon Resume Maritime Border Talks

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

Orthodox Jewish Israeli Man Shot and Killed in Baltimore

The man, identified as Efraim Gordon, 31, was shot on the doorstep of a relative’s home.


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: Home Comforts

There are some upsides to being stuck in the United Kingdom.

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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Final Hours of Netanyahu’s Mandate

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

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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.

Protecting the Right to Vote is a Jewish Value

The battle for the soul of our nation has now moved to every state legislature challenging our right to vote.

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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...

Ryan P. Burge: The Nones

Shmuel Rosner and Ryan P. Burge discuss his latest book, "The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going". Dr....

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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