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  • Will Bill Clinton’s grandchildren be Jewish?

    10 hours ago

    Chelsea Clinton’s announcement Thursday afternoon that she and Jewish hubby Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child has set off a fairly predictable wave of reactions Jewish-wise, not unlike the interest their 2010 wedding generated.

    Interfaithfamily.com quickly seized the...

  • Gap in peace talks wide, Palestinian official says

    10 hours ago

    A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ended without an agreement to resume peace talks, a Palestinian official said.

    The meeting held Thursday in Jerusalem sought a framework that would allow talks to continue for another nine months. It lasted five hours, and the...

  • ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

    10 hours ago

    A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities.

    Michael Egan, 31, who was an...

  • DNC chair: Perception of division on Israel within Democratic Party is totally untrue

    By Jared Sichel

    11 hours ago

    Jewish values and Democratic Party values are in sync; there is no split among elected Democratic officials when it comes to Israel; the rise in anti-Israel movements on American campuses must be fought; and the Republicans are going to give Democrats a run for their money in...

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  • Ukraine’s anti-Semitism: Real and not new

    11 hours ago

    View more photos from Zhitomir, Ukraine below the article.

    Over the last few days there have been disturbing reports out of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, of leaflets being handed out by masked men to worshipers leaving Passover services at the Bet Menakhem-Mendel synagogue.  The...

  • Rouhani: Iran seeks dialogue, not war

    13 hours ago

    Striking a moderate tone toward the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a military parade that his country seeks dialogue instead of war.

    Rouhani, speaking Friday in Tehran during a parade celebrating Iran’s National Army Day, said talks between Iran and world powers...

  • Moving and Shaking: Downtown Seder, JQ Int’l gala, Max Spivak named VP, Dr. Ludmila Bess honored

    By Ryan Torok

    13 hours ago

    Song, dance and lots of learning marked the Pico Union Project’s Downtown Seder, the second annual pre-Passover celebration by music producer Craig Taubman’s interfaith organization.

    The April 6 event, at the former home of Sinai Temple (1909-1925) and Welsh Presbyterian Church...

  • Charedim demonstrate over arrest of draft-dodging Yeshiva student

    13 hours ago

    About 500 Charedi Orthodox men demonstrated in Jerusalem against the arrest of a yeshiva student who ignored a call-up notice for army service. The protesters, who also took to the streets in the predominately Charedi city of Bnei Brak, blocked intersections, set fire to trash bins...

  • Mimouna: In my mind I’ve gone to Marrakech

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    14 hours ago

    Tirbah u’tissad — may you prosper and succeed. This Judeo-Arabic blessing is the manner in which North African Jews greet one another just moments after Passover formally ends, on the night we call “Mimouna.”

    For many Jews, the night Passover ends is typically the night to turn...

  • Local rabbis participate in Qatar interfaith dialogue

    By Ryan Torok

    14 hours ago

    Two local rabbis were among the approximately 12 Jewish leaders from around the world who took part in last month’s 11th Doha Interfaith Conference in Qatar.

    Rabbi Reuven Firestone, a professor of medieval Judaism and Islam who teaches at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute...

  • Community of Healing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    15 hours ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Each month we receive the Catholic Agitator, the newspaper from The Catholic Worker, an organization started by Dorothy Day. The main articles always deal with some principle of being loyal to God or, in my words, Being on God's Side. This month was about...

  • Selfie Spirituality

    By Danielle Berrin

    1 day ago

    Alan Morinis was an accomplished film producer running a large, publicly traded communications company in Canada, when, one day, his house of cards crumbled.

    “I was selling too many stories,” Morinis told me when we met in a cozy corner of a Hollywood Starbucks not long ago. 

    ...
  • Tijuana to Tefilah

    By Jared Sichel

    1 day ago

    As I stepped out of the van into the chilly, pre-dawn Tijuana air, I could just barely make out the shadows of the pedestrians nearby, all of them stepping over puddles and street trash, walking in the same direction. 

    I watched as two girls, Chaya Leibkinker, 16, and her sister,...

  • After his hunger strike, Alan Gross’ backers ramp up calls for U.S. action

    1 day ago

    Alan Gross did not warn his family he was launching a hunger strike, but hearing the news, they understood why: The Jewish U.S. government subcontractor, languishing since 2009 in a Cuban prison, feels forgotten.

    “We’re asking that the U.S. government do whatever it takes,” Jill...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine: Who is responsible?

    1 day ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities.

    Though purported authors of the flier described it as a crude attempt to...

  • Fight or flight: The nature of Judaism

    By Tom Tugend

    1 day ago

    On the one hand: Jews and their religion are fiercely militant.

    On the other: The Jewish religion is peaceful and Jews avoid fighting, to the point that they have been derided as cowards or draft dodgers.

    Looking at the three-millennia arc of Jewish history, both statements are...

  • Andrew Garfield says Spiderman is Jewish

    1 day ago

    Andrew Garfield, a British actor most famous for playing the iconic superhero in the most recent run of Spiderman movies, has given us a new Spidey revelation in advance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2″: Peter Parker is totally Jewish.

    “Peter Parker is not a simple dude,” the...

  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    2 days ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Fliers call on Ukrainian Jews to register religion, property

    2 days ago

    Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of fliers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes.

    The fliers were distributed earlier this week in the city, where pro-Russian separatists led by Denis...

  • Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

    2 days ago

    The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Daniel Clevenger, who was elected mayor of Marionville on Tuesday, offered his endorsement of...

  • My First Passover Memory in Iran

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 days ago

    A gasp.  The door flings open.  A stranger walks in.  The crowded room falls into silence.  Hunchbacked, cane in hand, covered in a white Arabic sheet head to toe, only eyes piercing and an imposing white beard, he carries a young child on his back.  The service stops for a...

  • Did the Exodus happen?

    By Dennis Prager

    2 days ago

    With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus. Specifically, did the Exodus happen?

    My friend Rabbi David Wolpe announced some years ago that it didn’t matter whether the Exodus occurred. In his words, writing three years...

  • Secret Schalit negotiations unveiled

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    2 days ago

    Back in 2006, a 19-year-old Israeli soldier named Gilad Schalit was the victim of a weapon of disequilibrium.

    Since Hamas could not defeat the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in open battle, their operatives entered Israel through an underground tunnel from Gaza, snatched the young...

  • Raising the Jewish slacker

    3 days ago

    “The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,” a book published earlier this year, has garnered a lot of attention. “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua and her Jewish husband, Jed Rubenfeld, argue that three cultural traits account for the...

  • Thank you.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    I’m back.


    Last time I was here was the summer of 2011, when I worked as an Israeli delegate at Camp Coleman in Cleveland, Georgia. That summer, I felt proud of the possibility granted me by the Jewish Agency to represent my country abroad, and educate young children and fellow...

  • White supremacist charged with murder in Kansas shootings

    3 days ago

    The suspect in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend could face the death penalty on state murder charges filed Tuesday, prosecutors said.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, likely will face federal...

  • Israeli motorist killed in West Bank shooting, IDF says

    3 days ago

    An Israeli man was killed in a shooting attack on a civilian car near the city of Hebron in the West Bank on Monday, the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover, military sources said.

    Israeli media reported the car was carrying a family to see relatives for the Passover seder...

  • Sinai Temple’s Atid Launches Video Campaign to Attract Young Crowd

    By Nicole Behnam

    4 days ago

    In a world that depends on flyers, brochures, and similar promotional devices to garner attention for events, Sinai Temple’s Atid decided to step up their approach. Based on the popularity in recent years of Jewish-themed parody songs, Atid has launched a video marketing campaign...

  • A Passover’s Promise

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    5 days ago

    Every morn, a wedding proposal
    Out of shackles of bondage
    A procession on golden sands
    A tamed sun, lashes softened by clouds
    A shimmering night, audienced by flickering stars
    Sweet mana showering our covered heads.

    The cracklings of  matzha beneath my molars
    Resonate as...

  • Israelis and Palestinians Commemorating Remembrance Day Together

    By Jeremy Elster

    5 days ago

    For the past 8 years, an Israeli-Palestinian NGO called Combatants for Peace has held an alternative Remembrance Day/Yom HaZikaron Ceremony in Tel Aviv. The mission of the alternative commemoration is to recognize bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families who have suffered from...

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