I had just picked up the kids, and we were en route to their favorite after-school snack spot when we noticed the American flag flying over the post office. "Hey," my daughter asked, "why is the flag only halfway up the pole?" Because, I answered, it's the one-year anniversary of...
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The city of Paterson, N.J. — whose southern area is called “Little Ramallah” for the large number of Palestinian Arab expats – raised the Palestinian flag above city hall on Sunday May 19 as it proclaimed Palestinian-American Day.
According to the The Bergen Record, the occasion...
May 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm
Dozens of haredi Orthodox schoolchildren participated in a Lag b’Omer bonfire in Antwerp that featured the burning of an Israeli flag.
An eyewitness who photographed the event on May 10 said the boys attended a cheder of the Satmar community—an anti-Zionist Chasidic stream of...
March 8, 2012 | 12:45 pm
A Milken Community High School official reported the discovery of anti-Semitic renderings of the Israel flag in front of and near its middle school campus on March 1.
The two small flags featured a painted swastika in place of the Star of David. One flag was found in front of David...
December 13, 2011 | 11:35 am
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Dozens of people involved in rioting at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo were given suspended jail sentences.
An Egyptian military court on Monday handed down the six-month suspended sentences to 73 of the protesters for using violence against military officers, according to reports....
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The PLO office in Washington raised a flag for the first time.
“It’s about time that this flag that symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood is raised in the United States,” said Palestine Liberation Organization envoy Maen Areikat in a...
May 11, 2010 | 5:04 pm
Anyone who has chaperoned high school students knows it can add a few gray hairs. I experienced this very phenomenon a number of years ago while serving as the
rabbinic leader on March of the Living, the annual gathering that takes youth to Poland to commemorate Holocaust Memorial...
April 21, 2010 | 11:45 am
A Jewish school in Kiev was vandalized, apparently by members of a local neo-Nazi group.
Vandals broke into the school building Tuesday night, spray-painting swastikas and slogans such as “Death to Jews” and “Death to Israel” on the walls, Chabad.info reported Wednesday. The name of...
November 7, 2008 | 4:56 pm
September 28, 2008 | 10:00 pmMaria del Jesus had been waiting under the warm sun for three hours.
She pressed up against a police barricade for a good look Sunday as the Israeli flag was hoisted ceremoniously on Wilshire Boulevard in front of the Israeli consulate.
It was the first time the blue-and-white...
September 17, 2008 | 11:22 pmWhat a weird week.
The presidential race, instead of focusing on the best energy policy, the best Mideast policy, the best health care policy, was all about moose and pigs and pitbulls. The financial companies that once defined stability have teetered or collapsed. The stock...
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July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Watch Your Words
In this week's Torah portion, which tells the story of King Balak, the sorcerer Bilam and Bilam's talking donkey, we learn two important lessons:
1. Words are very powerful. Be careful about what comes out of your mouth. If it is a put-down or is mean-spirited,...
June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm
After her father died in 1990, Louise Steinman found stacks of yellowing airmail envelopes inside a rusty ammunition box in his Fox Hills home. The letters, dated 1941-1945, were in Norman Steinman's handwriting and addressed to his wife, Anne. In a sealed Manila envelope was a...
May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm
"Hot dogs! Get your glatt kosher hot dogs."
Not your typical vendor cry? Not your typical Dodgers game.
The fourth annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium boasted an Israeli and American flag color guard, a reserved section filled with as many kippot as baseball caps, and a...
October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm