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Family recipes helped me discover my hidden Sephardi history

I only found out that my family was actually Jewish as a teenager, that all our colorful, fragrant, crunchy dishes were deeply rooted in Judaic culinary traditions from 16th-century Spain.

By ORGE CASTELLANO/JTA
18/01/2021

Ashkenazi, Lithuania FM slammed for not addressing ‘Holocaust distortion’

“This is like saying to Ku Klux Klan that they improve race relations in the US.”

Honoring feminist icon Betty Friedan 15 years after her death

A worldwide webinar marks the 100th anniversary of the feminist icon’s birth

By MURIEL FOX
13/01/2021

Trump Capitol insurrection: The history behind the violence

Turning this ugly page in American history will not be easy. Can Biden overcome it?

By BRIAN E. FRYDENBORG
14/01/2021

Israel's greatest achievement: Reviving the Hebrew language

Hebrew, to be sure, had never died. But the secular Hebrew in which the ancient Jews farmed, traded, governed and wrote poems had been reduced to a language of liturgy, ritual and scholarship.

Israel-Lithuania relations and the year of the Vilna Gaon - opinion

The Lithuanian Parliament dedicated 2020, the 300th anniversary of the Gaon’s birth, to commemorate this world famous sage, and the country's 700-year-old Jewish history.

By GABI ASHKENAZI , GABRIELIUS LANDSBERGIS
07/01/2021

Reviving Iran nuclear deal brings us back to Munich agreement - opinion

Has US President-elect Joe Biden learned from history or will he now fall into the Iranian trap?

Streets in Israel appear abandoned amid coronavirus lockdown

Israel's COVID-19 response has parallels to the Gulf War - opinion

When Israelis acclimatize to danger, we tend to grow complacent, or at least inured.

07/01/2021

Palestinian ideology is the biggest obstacle to peace - opinion

Palestinianism lacks the basic requirements of a legitimate national identity: a separate, unique linguistic, cultural, ethnic, and/or religious basis.

06/01/2021
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