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Israeli education must include Mizrahi history, culture - opinion

While the culture and history of European Jewry is taught and imparted in Israel’s education system, that of Mizrahi Jewry is not.

Pascale's Kitchen: Not just gefilte fish

These dishes were adapted to the kosher Ashkenazi kitchen, with recipes that were passed down from one generation to the next – just as was done with recipes in Sephardi communities. 

Baba Sali's hilula: Greatly subdued due to COVID-19

The Baba Sali’s white-domed neo-Moorish mausoleum, located in a park and palm forest developed by the Jewish National Fund, is a magnet for some 800,000 visitors annually.

By GIL ZOHAR
13/01/2022

Jews are not white: Race and identity in Israel and the US - Opinion

If Israeli Jews are white, then who are the people of color that these “white Jews” must be oppressing through their white supremacy? The Palestinians, of course.

18/11/2021
Antisemitic graffiti on an Australian Jewish cafe

Victoria to be first Australian state to prohibit Nazi symbols

Legislation to prohibit hateful symbols is expected to be passed in early 2022. 

02/09/2021
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Breakthrough treatment for Tay-Sachs shows positive results, study finds

Tay-Sachs is an inherited disorder that is almost always fatal and disproportionately affects Ashkenazi Jews. Currently, there is no viable medical treatment available.

24/08/2021

Saying Ashkenazim are elitist won’t change status of Mizrahim - opinion

The truth is that in the past, and perhaps even today, many Ashkenazim also viewed the Mizrahim as a collective – an inferior collective.

Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi heads to Cairo as Egypt pushes for permanent ceasefire with Gaza

Israel is expected to tell the Egyptians that any agreement should include the return of the bodies of two soldiers believed killed in the 2014 Gaza war.

‘Who are we?’: Asian American Jews explore their identities in new series

The series is the brainchild of two recent college students who found themselves craving a way to get to know other people whose identities overlapped with their own.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
15/02/2021
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