The America that welcomed us when we escaped religious persecution is in danger of disappearing.
Volunteer medical aid organization Yad Sarah is opening a new multi-service center in Ashdod, Israel’s largest city in the South and home to one...
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...
While enjoying a seder at a friend’s house, I watched a father tell his 5-year-old daughter the story of Passover. “The Jews were slaves in...
Waves of Jewish immigrants washed up on the shores of the Atlantic at the turn of the century in the hopes of fulfilling the...
Women Should Run the World - A poem for Parsha Shemot (Aliyah 1) by Rick Lupert
Today, we are witnessing an incredible wave of migrations. According to the statistics provided by the UN, currently, there are around 244 million international...
The Refugee crisis in Europe, though seemingly distant and even sometimes obscure, is now actually more severe and relevant than ever. Every week thousands...
Donald Trump said he would test would-be immigrants for anti-Semitic beliefs and that Israel would be a key ally in defeating radical Islam.
Israel’s government agreed to expedite the arrival of the final Ethiopian immigrants waiting to come to Israel.
A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.\n
Faina Dorfman, who immigrated to Israel from Uzbekistan hoping that her only child would have a better life here, walks along a stretch of beach just south of a tattered seaside disco called the Dolphinarium. Ten years ago, a young Palestinian detonated a bomb packed with nails and bullets as he stood amid a crowd waiting to be let inside for a night of dancing.
When David Portowicz was a new immigrant to Israel from Brooklyn in the 1970s, he began research on poverty in Jaffa that would lead to his life’s work: the creation of a nonprofit organization that now serves thousands of disadvantaged children and their families. A doctoral student in social work at the time, the small NGO he co-founded in 1982, the Jaffa Institute, today is a veritable force of nature with 35 programs and an annual operating budget of $6 million. The institute runs afterschool activity centers to help keep kids off the streets, offers university scholarships for 170 graduates of Jaffa programs, has shelters for runaways and even provides music lessons.
More than 335 immigrants from Ethiopia arrived in Israel on a special Jewish Agency charter flight. The Falash Mura, Ethiopians who claim family links to descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity generations ago, arrived Monday and Tuesday on Ethiopian Air Lines charter flights. They are the first Ethiopian immigrants to arrive in Israel since November because of an aviation dispute between Israel and Ethiopia. Israel\'s Cabinet in November approved a plan to bring about 8,000 more Ethiopians to Israel over the next four years.
\"In my country, it was always war. I saw people dying. I saw people without arms, eyes, hands -- without heads,\" Mustafa said. \"We finally got away, but I was upset.\"
The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv tonight, bringing to an end a state-organized campaign that began nearly 30 years ago and brought in some 120,000 immigrants from the east African nation
The 60th anniversary of the State of Israel is a good time to reflect on how this young country has progressed during its mere six decades of existence. Its economic growth, its leading role in technological advances and its presence in world affairs are all impressive, but most notable to me is the transformation of Israeli food from mundane and unknown to cutting edge and creative. Modern-day Israeli cuisine reflects ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity.
By 1939 some 2,500 German Jews had relocated to Los Angeles, and by 1941, when the United States entered the war, their number had grown to 6,000, making Los Angeles the second-largest center of German-speaking Jews in America. As the German Jews made connections with the L.A. Jewish community, two immigrant businessmen came together to form The German Jewish Club of 1933.
There is a saying that in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven\'t met yet. On our visit we experienced a tangible expression of this in Kenmare, where perfect strangers went out of their way to help us get our laundry done and then volunteered to drive us back to our hotel when we couldn\'t find a taxi.
Israel may allow 1,400 additional Ethiopian Falash Mura to immigrate to Israel.
For a certain nostalgic segment of the Jewish community, Chanukah wasn\'t official until KCRW-FM general manager Ruth Seymour narrated her lively \"Philosophers, Fiddlers and Fools\" program at this time of the year. This noble tradition has now come to an end, but KCRW (89.9) has come up with a worthy replacement in \"Only in America,\" which will air over five days in one-hour segments, Dec. 3-7 at 2 p.m.\n
Critics Say Netflix Series ‘the Umbrella Academy’ Promotes Anti-Semitic Stereotype Through Yiddish Scene
The scene shows lizard people controlling the world and their handler speaking Yiddish.
"Our hearts and thoughts are with the Lebanese people and all those affected by the terrible disaster in #Beirut."
Police are not investigating the matter as a hate crime.
Front Window of New Mexico Holocaust Museum, Featuring Photo of Civil Rights March, Smashed by Vandal
The head of the museum says the vandalism shows "why it’s necessary to have this museum."