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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Carrying the High Holy Days’ Lessons Through the Rest of the Year

October was a month filled with holiday festivities, meals, friends, gatherings and prayers — everything important in an active Jewish life. But after the...

What Do Jews and Kurds Have in Common?

Kurds have more in common with Jews than I had ever imagined before I arrived in northern Iraq last week to interview refugees fleeing...

Three Jews, Two Links, One Lesson

On Nov. 10, Norman Podhoretz, the legendary editor of Commentary magazine, will receive the Herzl Prize from philanthropic and educational institution Tikvah. It is...

The Israel Angle to Trump’s Syria Sellout 

Late on the night of Oct. 6, the White House issued a statement announcing that after a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Simchat Torah: Dancing With God’s Words

On Simchat Torah, we enliven our senses.After spending a week joyously immersed in Creation while sitting in a sukkah, we now take the Torah,...

Sukkot: Joy and Strength Within Fragility

Yom Kippur is over. After focusing on repairing our relationships and cleansing our souls, we are filled with optimism and hope, and much more...

Impeachment May Hinge on Schiff’s Storytelling Ability

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has taken the biggest gamble of the modern political era. Her decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry...

A High Holy Days Appeal for the Skeptics Among Us

I know about packing but what does it mean to “prepare,” especially my heart? What’s with everyone talking about their hearts these days, anyway?...

The Hope and Repentance of the Days of Awe

We are entering an incredibly emotionally charged time as this past year has touched all of us personally, nationally and globally. During the month...

Left and Right: Not as Far Apart as They Seem

The irony of “left and right” in Israel is that while in speech they are far apart, in deed they are very similar. In...

Israeli Elections, Religion, State and American Jewry

The last few years have been turbulent in Israeli-American Jewry relations. The most recent escalation was over women’s and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel,...

Excerpt from ‘Be Strong and of Good Courage’: Minister Without Portfolio

The following is an excerpt from “Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny” by Dennis Ross and...

Bipartisan Congressional Caucus Seeks Common Ground

With the partisanship in Congress these days, it often seems as though the two parties can’t agree on anything. However, there is a bipartisan...

Tlaib And Omar: What Would JFK Do?

“The purpose of foreign policy is not to provide an outlet for our own sentiments of hope or indignation; it is to shape real...

Banning Omar and Tlaib Ultimately is Detrimental to Israel

Editor's Note: This is part of a two-opinion analysis on Israel's decision to ban United States Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)....

Israel Was Justified in Barring Omar and Tlaib

Editor's Note: This is part of a two-opinion analysis on Israel's decision to ban United States Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)....

What the Media Won’t Tell Us About Tlaib and Omar

On Aug. 17, Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar posted a political cartoon drawn by the second-place winner of Iran’s vile International Holocaust Cartoon Competition. If...

The Importance of Temple Mount’s Place in Jewish History

On the Temple Mount sits the foundation stone — the navel of the world — a hunk of rock from which the universe spilled...

Jewish Women Bring Lawsuit Against Charlottesville Neo-Nazis

On the night of Aug. 11, 2017, hundreds of white supremacists descended on the streets of Charlottesville, Va., for a torchlit rally at the...

Out of Destruction, Into Renewal: Reclaiming Tisha b’Av

Tisha b’Av is a frame of reference, recalling moments of Jewish destruction and despair. There are rhythms to those seasons in which we mourn...

Survey: More Than Half of Arab World’s Young Adults Are Considering Emigrating

The results of a recent survey in the Arab world show that more than half of the region’s young adults are considering emigrating, and...

Woman Arab Doctor Defies Odds Running an Emergency Room in Israel

Dr. Shaden Salameh grew up in the village of Tur’an, located near Nazareth in northern Israel. She is oldest of five children; her father...

Jews Protesting Detention Centers: Inside Never Again Action

In recent issues of this publication, several op-eds have debated whether it is appropriate to call migrant detention centers “concentration camps.” There’s no doubt...

Reut Report: How Intersectionality Poses A Threat to the Organized American Jewish Community

A new report by a Tel Aviv-based strategy and leadership group outlines how intersectionality is posing a threat to the organized American Jewish community.  Published...

EU Caught in the Middle of U.S.-Iran Nuclear Showdown

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s July 1 claim that the Islamic Republic had surpassed the amount of enriched uranium it...

Milo Yiannopoulos Talks About His Jewish Identity, Trump and Zionism in Berlin

There might as well have been a red carpet leading to the Hopfingerbräu Beer Hall near the German parliament, where about 150 supporters of...

Kellogg Executive MBA Grads Try T-Shirt Diplomacy to Create Missing Trust

While the Middle East anxiously waits for details of the Trump “Deal of the Century” — a reference to the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan shepherded...

The Deal of the Century’s Audacious Bets

Before Israeli elections! After Israeli elections but before the government is formed! Right after Ramadan! As soon as Shavuot ends! The latest twist in the...

L.A. Celebrates Israel’s 71st Independence Day

Despite showers and gray skies, close to 15,000 people showed up at Cheviot Hills Park and Recreation Center in Rancho Park on May 19...

Syrian Opposition Leader Pushes for Normalization with Israel

THE MEDIA LINE — Though most Syrians oppose normalizing relations with Israel and reject efforts toward establishing diplomatic ties, Syrian opposition leader Fahad Almasri has not...

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