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  • Palestinians riot as Jewish worshippers visit Joseph’s Tomb

    2 days ago

    Palestinians in Nablus attacked Israeli soldiers escorting a convoy of Jewish worshippers who entered the West Bank city to visit Joseph’s Tomb.

    The 26 busloads of worshippers arrived overnight Wednesday into Thursday in order to visit the purported burial place of the Jewish...

  • Motherhood & Dating Boots

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    My son was away at Coachella for four days. I was so excited he was coming home I thought I might bust. It was hard for me to not cry when he walked through the front door. While I totally understand how pathetic that sounds, I don’t care. I love him, know he’ll move out sooner...

  • Real Housewives of New York City Week 4 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    Typos are lovingly brought to you by Jose Cuervo.

    I love this show. I do not love most of these women however, so that makes the blogging fun for me. Throw in Jose Cuervo and this quickly becomes a glorious hour of television. Pour a shot and join me because I’m going in and it...

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Recap Part 2

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    Typos are lovingly provided by Jose Cuervo.

    The bad news is there are still two parts of this crapfest to blog. The good news is I just bought a new bottle of Jose Cuervo, so I am ready.  Let’[s not delay the torture and jump right in. Here we go!

    - Rinna is still spewing about...

  • Clinton allies refute Trump’s claim on Obama’s Israel record

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    2 days ago

    The Hillary campaign on Wednesday pushed back against Donald Trump’s criticism of President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s treatment of Israel during his first major foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C.

    During his speech, Trump criticized the Obama administration for abandoning...

  • Sumner Redstone trial should be open to public, judge says

    2 days ago

    The trial over media mogul Sumner Redstone's healthcare directive should be open to the public, a California judge said in a tentative ruling on Wednesday.

    Attorneys for Redstone, the controlling shareholder of both Viacom Inc and CBS Corp, had asked the judge to keep part of the...

  • LAMOTH expands Memoir Project with call for more

    By Jared Sichel

    2 days ago

    Gary Steinberg, son of a Holocaust survivor, recently donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) signed copies of his father’s memoir.

    Steinberg’s father, Manny, died this year at the age of 90, shortly after completing a memoir that had sat, unfinished, in a box...

  • Me, Nancy Kricorian and BDS

    By Rob Eshman

    2 days ago

    Spring means new buds on the trees, rhubarb at the farmers markets and Israel Apartheid Week on college campuses.

    I’ve long wanted to use Israel Apartheid Week as an excuse to speak to a thoughtful proponent of BDS, if only to better understand the movement’s growing popularity....

  • Family connection found in long-lost box of puppets

    By Tess Cutler

    2 days ago

    "I will never have closure,” Katy Haber said. “I hate to say it, but I think closure is such an awful word. What does closure mean?"

    “No,” she said, as if to answer her own question, “you never have closure when you understand and learn what horrors your own personal family...

  • The prophecy of Primo Levi

    3 days ago

    In January 1985, a laudatory New York Review of Books review of Primo Levi’s “The Periodic Tablesent me straight to my local bookstore for a copy, which I devoured in one or two sittings. I’d never read anything like it — truly one of those rare books where, after finishing it,...

  • Hebrew word of the week: “Mimouna”

    3 days ago

    The end of Passover was celebrated in various Jewish communities with local customs, often synthesizing old Jewish and non-Jewish traditions that are universally associated with spring. Passover itself is also known as Hag ha-Aviv, “Holiday of Spring,” and it falls in the middle of...

  • Bernie Sanders to lay off ‘hundreds’ of staffers

    3 days ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he plans to lay off “hundreds” of campaign staffers throughout the country a day after winning just one of five primaries on Tuesday.

    Sanders, the first Jewish candidate to win major nominating contests, told The New York...

  • Poem: Auschwitz this evening

    3 days ago

    — for Primo Levi

    As the dusk breaks upon Auschwitz,
    crows still perch on weather vanes.
    Clouds fly in and out of view. Down the road,
    a new green bike faintly rolls, a fine white wine
    uncorks, a radio boasts of tomorrow’s great weather,
    a warm bed finds itself full of young,...

  • The last voice from the French internment camps

    3 days ago

    In 1942 on the eve of Passover, Dora Werzberg, a 21-year-old French Jew, walked through the gates of the Rivesaltes internment camp in Vichy, France.  She arrived at the camp not by force but by choice, as a volunteer social worker sent by the Oeuvre de Secours Aux Enfants, (OSE),...

  • Learning to err on the side of compassion

    3 days ago

    This was rage — I had no doubt about that. The fire exploding upward from my chest, consuming me from the inner reaches of my core was pure, unbridled fury, the sort that I hadn’t encountered in some time.

    Silence choked the operating room as every eye fixed upon me. My own...

  • The insecure narcissist

    By Evan Henerson

    3 days ago

    Joshua Silverstein wants your validation.

    No, he’s not seeking political office. The 35-year-old actor/comedian/performance artist wants the world to tell him — and tell him often — that he’s funny and talented, that he’s not an outsider, that women find him attractive, that his...

  • Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam extradited to France, under formal investigation

    3 days ago

    Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was placed under formal investigation on terrorism and murder charges in France on Wednesday after his extradition from Belgium, and he promised to talk to judges during his next hearing, his French lawyer said.

    A Belgium-born Frenchman,...

  • The enduring relevance of Hannah Arendt

    By Avishay Artsy

    3 days ago

    She was a Holocaust survivor, a German-born Jewish intellectual and one of the most significant and controversial political theorists of the past century. Hannah Arendt shocked the world with her New Yorker magazine dispatches from the infamous trial in Israel of high-ranking Nazi...

  • Czech Torahs reunite at Holocaust Museum

    By Eitan Arom

    3 days ago

    One day in 1965, Ruth Shaffer opened the front door of the Westminster Synagogue in London to find David Grand, an Orthodox Jew with a long beard and a tenuous grasp on the English language.

    Es gibt Torot?” he asked in Yiddish. “Do you have Torahs?”

    Grand was a soffer, a...

  • A French survivor becomes a legendary photojournalist

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 days ago

    “The one thing that is very clear in my mind is that day in 1942, when the French police knocked on our door to come and take us,” Henri Dauman, 83, said, moments after taking his seat at a Beverly Hills café. The French-born Holocaust survivor paused to order a decaf cappuccino...

  • A soldier speaks of war, 70 years later

    3 days ago

    One would have thought that all direct testimonies of World War II had already been recorded. Well, not so. Roger Boas, one of the first American soldiers to enter a German concentration camp, Ohrdruf, remained silent for 70 years before recently publishing his memoir at age 94....

  • Republican Cruz to name Fiorina as running mate

    3 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, looking to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, was expected to announce on Wednesday that former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins his party's nomination, media reports said.

  • Probing the minds of Nazi war criminals

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    3 days ago

    Dr. Joel E. Dimsdale is a psychiatrist who has long specialized in the “coping behavior” of concentration camp survivors. One day, a man knocked on his office door and introduced himself as the official hangman who carried out the death sentences of the Nuremberg war crimes...

  • How you can end slavery

    3 days ago

    During Passover, we celebrate the end to slavery. We are wrong.

    Throughout the world, nearly 37 million men, women and children are held in bondage. Fighting slavery has not been a Jewish communal priority, but it is time we change that. We must speak up and fight for the freedom...

  • Melting bananas, popping balloons, Hindu idol worship, Baptist preachers, and prophecy, Hallelukah!

    3 days ago

    I thought we could handle the forecast predicting steady 105 degree weather in order to go to Southern India for Pesach to serve as visiting Rabbinic leadership for a little-known community of Indians practicing Judaism called the Bene Efraim. But as I reached into the seat-back to...

  • ‘Imam of the Jews’ works to combat Muslim radicals

    By Eitan Arom

    3 days ago

    Over dinner at a Simon Wiesenthal Center benefit on April 18 at which he was to be honored, Imam Hassen Chalghoumi pulled out his iPhone to scroll through pictures of himself with a host of foreign dignitaries.

    He thumbed past Sen. John McCain, former French President Nicolas...

  • Calendar: April 29-May 5, 2016

    By Amanda Epstein

    3 days ago

    SAT | APRIL 30


    Come celebrate the eighth day of Passover as Jeffrey Ohrenstein, chairman of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, shares the remarkable story of how 1,600 Torah scrolls were saved during the Holocaust. The Memorial Scrolls Trust,...

  • Trump pledges to stop Iran’s nuclear program, respect Israel

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 days ago

    Under a Trump administration, Iran will never be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday.

    In a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., Trump criticized the Obama administration for...

  • Today’s peaceniks live with 60s envy

    By David Suissa

    3 days ago

    Not all demonstrations are created equal. Protesting for civil rights in the 1960s, for example, is not the same as protesting to “end the occupation” in 2016. The former was, literally, a black-and-white issue; the latter is anything but.

    The thing with demonstrations, though,...

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