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Long Island rabbi threatened after banning Jewish paper from synagogue

“You are aligning your behavior with the radical anti American Democrats who are now in full gear to destroy not only America, but who are poised to target Israel and all Jews,” the note read

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
20/01/2021
Micha Goodman Identity Crisis

Why are secular Israelis obsessed with traditional Judaism?

“Many secular readers, after they read this book, they said, ‘Oh, we want to be that kind of secular Israelis that are connected to their past without being controlled by the past, where can we start

By IDENTITY CRISIS/JTA
20/01/2021
North American olim arrive in Israel on a Nefesh B'Nefesh flight

An open letter to heads of the political parties

We have heard of attaining the target of 250,000 new olim in five years. This is an enormous but welcome task. We can assist in navigating the hurdles and meeting this challenge.

By DAVID FINE
19/01/2021
‘THE SEVENTH Plague of Egypt’ (1823) by English Romantic painter John Martin

COVID-19: Jewish orgs launch platform studying plagues in Jewish history

The project is part of a larger initiative between the organizations to make an online Jewish learning hub.

19/01/2021

Biden taps Rachel Levine, first trans person as assistant Health Sec.

The pick of Pennsylvania's top health official for a critical role during the raging COVID-19 pandemic continues Biden's pattern of selecting a historically diverse slate of leaders.

By REUTERS
19/01/2021

Restored hope in the form of the US Department of Justice

There is no conspiracy. There is no evil plot. The only fraud is found in the fraudulent words put out into the ether from our president.

By AVI S. OLITZKY
18/01/2021

Did Qumran Jews use Torah scrolls 2,000 years ago? Plot thickens - study

Scrolls have been an essential part of Jewish life for millennia

Stones placed in remembrance lie on grave tablets on the Mount of Olives Jewish cemetary as the sun

Adelson was buried on Mount of Olives – why not renovate this holy site?

Adelson's wish to be buried on the Mount of Olives shows his clear love of the Holy City of Jerusalem, ICHH claims.

Hungarian Jewish community marks 76-years from the Holocaust online

Holocaust survivors, public figures and Hungarian celebrities participated in a unique 76 hours of online education marking the liquidation of the Budapest Ghetto.

Pathbreaking: Jew of color to lead diversity group Be’chol Lashon

Campbell, a veteran of Silicon Valley, was announced as the group’s new executive director last week, in a release timed to coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
18/01/2021
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