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‘Yolocaust’ satire sparks debate in Germany

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Pass by Germany’s vast national memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe and you will see young visitors hopping from stone to stone, playing hide and seek, stopping for a smoke, taking selfies for Tinder, catching rays.

Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

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Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, according to a new study.

Obama administration reportedly gave $221M to Palestinians hours before Trump inauguration

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The Obama administration reportedly sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority on the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

California’s next move

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With its worst fears realized and President Trump now a reality, Californians need to look forward.

Rabbi Sharon Brous speaks at Women’s March D.C.

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The nation we love is in crisis, and it is not only a political crisis. It is a moral crisis. A SOUL crisis.

Report: Los Angeles measles outbreak centers on Orthodox Jewish community

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A measles outbreak in Los Angeles County, California, is centered on the Orthodox Jewish community, according to reports. Some 20 people have been infected in...

Trump: Phone call with Netanyahu ‘very nice’

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U.S. President Donald Trump said a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “very nice.”

White House: Trump administration in ‘beginning stages’ of discussing embassy move

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The Trump administration is in the “beginning stages” of discussing whether to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Among Jerusalem embassy backers, varying views on when and how

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Immediately following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, chatter has surfaced in Washington and Jerusalem regarding the future of the U.S. Embassy in Israel.

Thousands of Jewish protesters join Women’s March targeting Trump’s policies and rhetoric

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Thousands of Jews joined an estimated hundreds of thousands of protesters in the Women’s March on Washington protesting newly installed President Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric.

Senate Muslim Brotherhood bill provokes controversy

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017 last week in a bid to “fight against radical Islamic terrorism.”

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen ahead in presidential poll

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Far-right National Front Party leader Marine Le Pen is the leading candidate for president of France according to a major poll.

Senate bill to protect states countering BDS

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) will introduce a bill today to combat the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement by strengthening protection for state and local governments who divest from companies participating in investment-related BDS actions against Israel.

Trump tells Israeli reporter in Washington he will move embassy to Jerusalem

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President-elect Donald Trump told an Israeli reporter that he will move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Obama won the Jewish vote without winning over the pro-Israel mainstream

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Fraught record on issues of race and anti-Semitism? Check. Much-hyped meeting to get Benjamin Netanyahu’s hechsher? Check.

Rabbis visit Montana to thank local authorities for support

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A delegation of Orthodox rabbis from the U.S. and Canada thanked Montana officials for their support of the Jewish community during a meeting at the state’s capitol.

Why we are doing the Women’s March

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I need to get a few things off my chest (I know it’s long but please take a couple minutes to read it anyway), based on comments and statements I have seen in relation to the women’s march this coming Saturday.

Senators introduce bipartisan anti-BDS bill

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Two senators introduced a bill to protect to state and local governments passing anti-BDS legislation from lawsuits.

Obama told Trump that embassy move to Jerusalem could be ‘explosive’

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President Barack Obama said he told his successor Donald Trump that moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could be “explosive.”

8 great bipartisan goals for Donald Trump

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We are all witnesses to the inauguration of our 45th president.

Following Trump’s inauguration: What’s next?

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As President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration approached, Jewish Insider — a division of TRIBE Media, which produces the Journal — asked a diverse group of experts and activists from across the Jewish community about their expectations for the upcoming administration in its first 100 days, its relationship with Israel and more.

Meant2Be: Perfectly happy being single

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I’ve heard it said “alone” is actually a compound word — “all one.” That’s how I feel. All one, complete.

Pause to reflect, spiritually focus

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Today we live in a frenetic world that harbors no distance or separation between our range of emotions.

Poem: Spirituality

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flapped and was gone just like that

Inauguration, march test capital rabbis

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On Jan. 20, the United States inaugurates a new president and ushers in an era of new policies and rhetoric.

Letters to the Editor: Do Women Need Men?; Rabbi Hier; Divorce

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Dennis Prager makes the case that women are diminishing their chances for happiness by education and professional aspirations (“Do Women Need Men?” Jan. 13).

Obituaries: Week of January 19, 2017

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Shirley Abrams died Jan. 1 at 82. Survived by son Hal; daughter Gale Frankel; 5 grandchildren; brother Joe Friedman. Mount Sinai Arnold Bail died Dec....

(((As Dreamers)))

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‘President Trump.’ It’s still, for many, an incredulous combination of words.

Jon Lerner to serve as deputy UN ambassador

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Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for UN Ambassador, has selected Jon Lerner to be her deputy, according to FITSNews, a South Carolina political website. The selection was first reported by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, citing several sources.

Let my people in: The case of the Venezuela Nine

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In a small city in Venezuela, there are nine Jews. Five adults, two teens, two children.
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