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NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage Laying off 40% of Staff Due to Financial Crisis Caused by Coronavirus

(JTA) — The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York is laying off about 40 percent of its staff in order to weather the...

Netanyahu Fumes Over Coronavirus Cabinet Meeting Leaks

The prime minister called for an investigation into the leak.

The Greater Part of Valor – Thoughts on Torah Portion Shelach Lekha

The Greater Part of Valor Thoughts on Torah Portion Shelach Lekha 2020 (adapted from 2019) All Ohr HaTorah regulars know about my little bit of a...

Chaos, Moping and Mopping – Comments on Torah Portion Beha’alotekha

Chaos, Moping and Mopping 2020 (adapted from 2019) B’ha’alotekha The brilliance of the Torah as “Literary Philosophic-Psychology” is evident in this week’s Torah portion, “Be’ha’aloteka.” We...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Rabbis Siegel, Shapiro, Gardner, Cooper, Borovitz, Feigelson on Parshat Naso

This Week's Torah Portion- Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)- begins with the completion of the head count of the people of Israel. God then gives Moses...

Iran Law to Ban the Use of Israeli Technology

Iran has lowered the boom on Israeli high-tech. A bill passed last week on “confronting the hostile acts of the Zionist regime against peace and...

Republican Jewish Coalition Will Support Primary Challenger to Rep. Steve King of Iowa

(JTA) — The political action committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition is supporting a primary challenger to Rep. Steve King of Iowa, whose record...

Jewish Women’s Network Regroups Online to Boost Their Outlooks and Businesses

When Helena Baker launched the Jewish Women’s Global Network last October, she had no idea how her networking-based program would transform in the wake...

Fauci to Orthodox Jews: Pray For Me

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs infectious disease research for the federal government, advised Orthodox Jews to phase in communal prayer as local governments lift...

Thoughts on Torah Portions Acharei Mot – Kedoshim – “Be Holy”

    Thoughts on Torah Portion Acharei Mot – Kedoshim – “Be Holy” “Be holy,” begins one the combined Torah Portions for today. “All right,” I might...

Holocaust Remembrance Week Sees Storm of Online Posts Tying Jews to COVID-19

During the week of April 16-23 that marked both Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 20-21) and Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, a number of anti-Semitic online vitriol...

Fear and The Remedy – Thoughts on Torah Portion Tazria-Metzora

Fear and the Remedy Thoughts on Torah portion Tazria-Metzora Rabbi Mordecai Finley - Ohr HaTorah Synagogue - Mar Vista This week’s Torah portion is about mass fear,...

Can The UK Labour Party Win Back Jews While Working With Corbyn Allies?

To many British Jews, the election of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party this month has been greeted Las an end to...

Accused Monsey Stabber Not Mentally Fit to Stand Trial, Federal Judge Rules

The suspect in a stabbing attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, that left an elderly man dead has been deemed not...

Ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem Neighborhoods Put Under Lockdown

Several Jerusalem neighborhoods went into full lockdown on Sunday afternoon following a late-night Security Cabinet meeting. The lockdown primarily focuses on ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods with...

Debra Messing, Chrissy Metz and Emmy Rossum Hold Social Justice Seder

Jewish celebrities are teaming up to hold an online "social justice Seder" this Thursday night. The Passover celebration, called "This Year Together – A Digital...

Two Los Angeles Synagogues Team Up To Create COVID-19 Buddy System for Elderly

It is a frightening time to be an older adult because people older than 60 represent 45% of COVID-19 hospitalizations, 53% of intensive care unit admissions and 80% of deaths.

Pakistan Court Overturns Murder Conviction of Daniel Pearl’s Kidnapper, Will Free in Days

(JTA) — A court in Pakistan has overturned the murder conviction and death sentence of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl’s killer, who is expected to...

Israelis and Palestinians Cooperating to Fight Virus in Arab-Controlled Areas

Israeli and Palestinian Authority medical teams have been working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Arab-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria, according to...

Netanyahu’s Criminal Trial Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial will be postponed until May due to emergency measures taken to combat the coronavirus. The trial was originally scheduled...

Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Comes Out as Adult Film Star

Mikaela Spielberg, the daughter of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, announced she is working in porn. Spielberg, 23, told the New York Post last week that she...

At Ben & Jerry’s Israeli Purim Costume Contest, You Could Win 6 Months of Free Ice Cream

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Get those creative juices flowing, Ben & Jerry’s Israel is having a Purim costume contest and first prize is a half-year’s...

The Light of Chanukah

The Light of Chanukah - RABBI MORDECAI FINLEY - According to the Hasidic tradition, every Jewish Holy Day has four dimensions: the historical, the ritual, the...

Election Handbook: Can Saar Defeat Netanyahu?

We call this format a Timesaver Guide to Israel’s Coming Elections. This will be a usual feature on Rosner’s Domain until next Election Day,...

UNESCO to Vote on Cutting Ties with Belgian Carnival where Jews were Mocked

(JTA) — The annual parade in Belgium that this year featured a float with effigies of grinning Jews holding money with rats on their...

Torah Portion Noah – Destruction and Regeneration

Noah – Destruction and Regeneration I imagine warring bands of murderous maniacs, spreading ruination everywhere they went. Anyone who stood up to them was hacked...

From the Shadow to the Comforting Shade – Thoughts Before Sukkot

The shadow haunts us – this is an inexorable truth we learn throughout the Days of Awe. In the first act of the Days...

Table For Five: Sukkot

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist And the Lord shall become King over all the earth; on that day the Lord...

2 Milwaukee-Area Synagogues Have Scares Over Suspicious Packages

(JTA) — Two Milwaukee-area synagogues called police to investigate suspicious packages. One of the synagogues also received a threatening voicemail on Monday morning, the Milwaukee...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Korach with Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known widely as America’s Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and TV host. As one of America’s most eloquent...

New Articles

50% of Jews in Switzerland Say They Experienced Anti-Semitism

In a recent survey, approximately half of the Jewish residents in Switzerland said they have experienced some form of anti-Semitic abuse over the past...

UberEats Ends Delivery of Toronto Restaurant Products Over ‘Zionists Not Welcome’ Social Media Post

UberEats has ceased delivering all products from a Toronto restaurant after the restaurant posted on its Instagram page that Zionists aren’t welcome. Foodbenders, which serves...

Farrakhan Calls ADL CEO ‘Satan’ in July 4 Address

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt the devil during his July 4 address. Farrakhan’s speech, which lasted nearly...

Pandemic-Stricken Nonprofits Awarded L.A. Jewish Community Foundation Grants

In the face of a pandemic that has taken lives and livelihoods, charities and nonprofits across Los Angeles have been forced to increase their...

3 Rockets Fired From Gaza on Southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza on Sunday afternoon, sounding the Code Red alert system but causing no...

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