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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Orit Arfa

238 ARTICLES

Israeli Babysitter Maven Comes to Corona Rescue [VIDEO]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RErKhGx8y08&feature=emb_title I know it sounds cliché already, but it’s true that some good things are coming out of the Corona crisis. For one, I’ve gotten...

Everything You Wanted to Know About My Berlin Baby

When I was 31, I may have subconsciously predicted this moment: I am pregnant, as a future single mom by choice, via a sperm donation. At that...

Interview with Cooper: Germany Must Step Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJVwmo3q694 Rabbi Abraham Cooper gave an interview on my debut interview show on Germany's popular political blog/magazine, Die Achse Des Guten ("The Axis of God"), named such in part...

Jewish Museum Berlin Honors Forgotten Jewish Peacemaker

The Jewish Museum Berlin has been bogged down in controversy in recent months for alleged anti-Israel activity. Even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter to...

Actress Rafaëlle Cohen Explores Israelis’ Love of Berlin

The “Cities of Love” film franchise showcases great metropolises around the world. “Berlin, I Love You” features 10 vignettes set in the German capital,...

Israeli Director Wins Oscar for Best Short, ‘Skin’

A few days before Oscar night, Tel Aviv-born director Guy Nattiv was pessimistic about the prospect of his live-action short, “Skin,” taking home the prize....

Grenell Gossip Proves His Virtue and Utter Coolness

Editor's note: The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of the Jewish Journal.  Obviously, the reporter at the German...

Former Miss Iraq Stakes Pro-Jewish Position in L.A. and Germany

Beauty pageants are all supposed to be about world peace, unless you’re an Arab national posing with an Israeli in a selfie on social...

Germany Criticized for Not Leading Support of Israel

Although Germany has developed a reputation as one of Israel’s strongest allies in the European Union, keynote speakers at the fifth Israel Congress recently...

Mayor of Frankfurt Leads German Pro-Israel Activism

Uwe Becker’s Facebook page might confuse followers into thinking he’s the mayor of an Israeli city. Almost every other post includes references to Israel....

The Kanye West Jews [VIDEO]

  On October 11, Kanye West devastated the mainstream media when he professed his love for President Donald Trump. Just two days before, another event...

My belated answer to Ari Fuld

You never think when you don’t answer a message from someone that they’ll die eight months later, the victim of a suspected Palestinian assailant. But I...

Jewish Girl’s Murder Fuels Political Turmoil in Germany

The rape and murder of a 14-year-old Jewish girl in Germany, allegedly by an Iraqi asylum seeker, has shaken the country’s Jewish community and...

Did Germany lose its balls because of a few turkeys?

It was a humiliating defeat. The defending World Cup champs struggled throughout all of its mere three preliminary games, starting with its loss against...

The most pro-Jewish speech Germans have heard in a while

I was invited to speak at the "Women's March" (#FrauenMarsch) that took place on June 9, 2018 in Berlin, a march that is nothing...

In Warsaw, A Survey of the ‘Polish Law’s’ Damage

A Polish man and an Israeli-American woman walk into a bar in Warsaw. That’s not the start of a joke that plays off silly stereotypes...

WATCH: What really made the Holocaust happen?

After living in Germany for almost two years, I’ve often wondered how such an educated, polite, nice, modern people belong to a nation that...

Top 10 Fail Moments of Berlin’s Jerusalem Exhibition [Photo Essay]

As Jewish Museum Berlin's Director, Peter Schaefer, stated in our interview for the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, the Museum seeks for its temporary...

Jerusalem Filtered Through a German Museum

A German and an American watched the same clip shown toward the end of the “Welcome to Jerusalem” exhibition that opened at the Jewish...

Staying in Israel at Great Cost

Lysann Bendel was in the middle of her conversion process to Judaism when she caught a glimpse of her grandfather on a TV screen. Living...

Senior Settler Leader Talks Trump

For the first time in American history, a senior settler leader from Israel was formally invited to the inauguration of the president of the...

Felix Maximilian, Tel Aviv’s Hottest German Fan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ohXELbBEo   Gorgeous/Blonde-hair, blue-eyes (“Aryan looking”)/Over 180 m/Comfortable with intimate scenes. This was the breakdown I posted on Facebook in search of an actor for my “Sanctified”...

Saxony’s Lost Genius: Found

“I got accepted to the Leipzig University,” Eshchar Gichon, 25, enthusiastically announced at the start of the interview at a Berlin café. His acceptance into...

Settler Opens Her Home to Peace

Fourteen years ago, during the Second Intifada, Caroline Schuhl Schattner of Toulouse, France, felt the time had come to realize her Zionist dream. Frustrated...

Boycotting the Israel Boycotter in Germany

“It’s hopeless.” “Petitions are so stupid.” “He won’t even read your email.” These were some comments Malca Goldstein-Wolf received when she told people she was going to...

The Holocaust Memorial of the Heart

The following article is the fourth in a series of articles published in Fluter.de, a governmental German political magazine for young adults. The German...

Pitfalls of Dating German Men

Hayley Alexis has been blogging about Germany ever since she landed in Munich from the US about two years ago. Her YouTube videos about...

VIDEO: What happens when I enter an AfD victory party at a Munich beer hall?

People know me as a fearless fighter for the Jewish people and Israel. I entered Gaza in August 2005 when it was a restricted...

Politics on the Berlin Dancefloor

This is the third article in a series for Fluter, a German political magazine for young adults sponsored by the German government. The following...

What the Temple Mount could learn from Dresden’s Holy Temple

I recently prayed in the basement of the iconic Frauenkirche in Dresden, where original chambers, spared from the 1945 firebombing, serve as sanctuaries and...

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Jewish MSNBC Commentator: ‘What Is the Difference Between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump?’

"I’m not saying there’s a Holocaust, but when you look at the tactics, that is where we are right now.”

NYC’s Jewish Museum to Reopen Oct. 1 Following 6-Month Closure Due to Coronavirus

(JTA) — The Jewish Museum in New York City said it will reopen on Oct. 1, more than six months after it closed due...

Facebook, YouTube Shut Down SFSU Leila Khaled Event

A day earlier, Zoom said its platform couldn't be used for the event.

UN Ambassador Says Another Peace Agreement With Arab Nation Is Coming in ‘Next Day or Two’

She also said that "others are going to be following.”

Rabbi Takes on L.A. County Over High Holy Days

The county had implemented a coronavirus health order that specifically called out having dinner with extended family and friends “to honor the high holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).”
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