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Letter to Japan: Why we mourn, what we lost

by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

4 hours ago

Chiune Sugihara. Image via Wikipedia

Many people I meet in Japan ask, why we Jews revere the memory of Chiune Sugihara. The obvious reason is that this man, along with his wife, through their bravery and steadfastness, saved... read full article

  • Immigrant nation

    By Rob Eshman

    2 days ago

    When you emerge from the Berlin subway into the Hermannplatz neighborhood, you enter Turkey.  Food stalls offer fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice, sesame-encrusted simit and flakey boreks oozing sheep’s milk cheeses.  The language spoken on the street, the signs, the music from...

  • Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism

    by Sara K. Greenberg, JTA

    3 days ago

    I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. But that is exactly what happened last week at Harvard.

    My invitation to “Harvard Arab...

  • Obama: Helping terror go nuclear

    by Noah Beck

    3 days ago

    Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun. Congress showed...

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  • The Status Quo Myth

    by Yoel Meltzer

    4 days ago

    With tensions still high in Jerusalem and throughout the rest of Israel, the latest buzzword that is being bounced around in the regional and international media is "status quo".  More specifically, Israel is accused by the Arabs and their supporters of trying to change the status...

  • Death in a synagogue

    By Avi Davis

    4 days ago

    They could hear the iron doors at the front of the synagogue clang shut behind them.  Crowded together with 2,000 other people inside the main sanctuary, the man and the woman looked at each other in panic. The woman gazed down at her five year-old-son and gripped the little boy’s...

  • Why Judaism needs journalism

    By David Suissa

    4 days ago

    There’s a tendency in the Jewish world to look for big solutions to big problems. One of those problems is the disheartening fact that most Jews today are simply not that interested in Judaism.

    This problem isn’t made up — it’s real. We live in a world where the options are so...

  • It’s still about democracy

    by Jonathan Jacoby

    4 days ago

    When I was in Jerusalem during the week before the November 18 horrific attack by Palestinian militants at a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood – in which four beloved and esteemed rabbis, and a courageous Druze policeman were murdered – I could already feel the tension...

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