Two weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that roughly two dozen Iranian Jews took part in a “pro-nuclear rally” at the United Nations office in Tehran. The report indicated that the Iranian Jews held Torahs in their arms and also signs in Hebrew and English proclaiming their...
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f u cn rd ths, u cn bcm a sec & gt a gd jb w hi pa.
You can tell that’s not a text message. When secretaries were getting good jobs for high pay, no one was texting.
Those School of Speedwriting ads were everywhere in New York in the 1950s and ’60s, and in New Jersey, where I...
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More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on President Obama to free imprisoned spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard.
The petition, which appears in Hebrew and English, was placed online Feb. 11 and will be hand delivered to Obama during his visit to Israel later this...
January 23, 2013 | 4:06 pm
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has given a green light to a proposal for a dual-language charter elementary school to be located in Van Nuys offering classes in English and Hebrew.
Lashon Academy is the first Hebrew-language charter school to be approved by...
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The long-forecast “Holocaust fatigue” among filmmakers and their audiences has not yet arrived, judging by the entries for 2013 Oscar honors by producers and directors in numerous countries.
Each of a record 71 foreign — meaning non-English-speaking — countries has submitted its...
November 15, 2012 | 3:18 pm
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On Oct. 17, seven Israeli English news websites led with seven different stories.
The Jerusalem Post had a piece on Egypt’s commitment to its treaty with Israel. Haaretz's English site ran with a recently released Israeli document on Gaza. Ynet News, Yediot Achronot’s English...
August 6, 2012 | 3:03 pm
The Tel Aviv City Council rejected a proposal to include Arabic on the city’s official emblem.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said during the council meeting Monday that Arabs comprise only 4 percent of the city’s population, according to Ynet.
Councilman Ahmed Mashrawi had initiated...
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German-Jewish author Rafael Seligmann has launched a Jewish quarterly magazine.
Jewish Voice From Germany, a private initiative started last week, is aiming to convince English-speaking Jews around the world that there is a future for Jewish life in Germany.
Seligmann, 64, a...
July 9, 2011 | 3:20 pm
Every time I’m at the Supermarket, I start to remember my very first trip to one just like it. When you come to America from the former Soviet Union and enter ANY grocery store, you are bound to go into shock. As I’ve written before, the shelves of U.S.S.R.’s grocery stores...
July 6, 2011 | 12:01 pm
I am just not as Tiger-esque as I had hoped to be this summer, in fact I am the very opposite of the Tiger Mother! But, I did have big plans to become one over the summer break… And even bigger plans to grow a pair when it comes to my children NOT sitting around watching TV,...
July 2, 2011 | 2:59 pm
The other day a friend of mine told me that I am the only person she knows that still owns an answering machine… Apparently, everyone else in the world has long done away with those and only using electronic voice-mail now. I’m a bit slow with technology, I admit. However, I...
June 7, 2011 | 10:10 am
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A couple of years ago, I wrote a public letter to President Obama applauding his commitment to peace in the Middle East, but warning that he should be prepared to fail. My reasoning was that he was following Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and...
March 9, 2011 | 10:22 am
Transgender pop diva Dana International will represent Israel at this year’s Eurovision song contest.
The Israeli music star won the chance to sing the Hebrew and English song “Ding Dong,” written by Zvika Pik, during a contest Tuesday night broadcast on Israeli television, where...
January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am
Seeing an older lady at the grocery store today reminded me of my own Grandmother. She came to the U.S. a few years after we did. At 70 years old, she was eager to learn the culture, to try everything new, and to live the American dream. My Grandmother had lived through the...
January 2, 2011 | 9:31 pm
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It’s official, the mysterious English prostitute Belle du Jour is Jewish… and somehow the real life woman, a cancer researcher named Brooke Magnanti, credits (is that the word?) her Jewish background for leading her to become a high-priced call girl. This from The Daily Mail:
January 4, 2009 | 4:58 pm
Message to the residents of Gaza from the people of Israel
Danielle/Dahlia of Jewlicious.com narrates
Here is the English:
Dear Residents of Gaza,
This is a message from the people of Israel.
We do not hate you.
We do not rejoice in your suffering.
We are not happy when we...
October 26, 2008 | 4:01 pm
Ismail Elmokadem of the Daily News (Egypt) writes:
In the UK the Islam Channel has dedicated itself to building bridges with the West, as well as providing English-speaking Muslims with their own voice.
“We wanted to counteract growing hatred against Muslims after 9/11 and the...
July 1, 2008 | 12:17 am
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Excerpt from an Israeli TV show “Ktzarim”: some troubled people meet for group therapy. In Hebrew with English subtitles.