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  • Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

    9 minutes ago

    Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.

    The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in Gaza....

  • Leaving religious life: The ‘un-Orthodox’ path

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    29 minutes ago

    The path between the secular world and highly observant Judaism is a two-way street. The baal t’shuvah travels in one direction, but he or she may be taking the place of someone who has abandoned Orthodoxy.  It is these so-called “defectors” whose lives are explored with color and...

  • Combating Hatred: Honoring The Five Men Who Died in Jerusalem

    By Beit T'shuvah

    1 hour ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am sitting in the lounge at the Los Angeles Airport, on my way to Florida with my wife to help her 102+ year-old mother, Molly, move into assisted living. I am thinking about Molly’s life and how she has survived on her own to this day. She says it is...

  • Obama: Helping terror go nuclear

    2 hours 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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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Toldot with Rabbi Robert Scheinberg

    By Shmuel Rosner

    9 hours ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Robert Scheinberg of the United Synagogue in Hoboken, NJ. Rabbi Scheinberg, a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, has been the rabbi of the United Synagogue since 1997. He previously served congregations in Massachusetts and Alabama, and serves...

  • Nope, Justin Bieber did not visit a L.A. rabbi on Wednesday

    By Ryan Torok

    20 hours ago

    Pop star Justin Bieber did not visit with a rabbi at the Westside Jewish Communtiy Center (JCC) yesterday despite media reports to the contrary.

    “He met with no rabbi. He came, enjoyed playing [table tennis], he does stuff here; it’s not the first time he’s come,” Brian Greene,...

  • Modeling volunteerism in Israel as an observant Zionist

    By  Orit Arfa

    22 hours ago

    This year, Jay Shultz won’t be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the hundreds of American olim (immigrants) he has managed to unite in Tel Aviv through his Am Yisrael Foundation. He did serve one last year, when America’s holiday of gratitude coincided with Chanukah, as a way to...

  • Glorya Kaufman: The philanthropist who loves dance

    By Avishay Artsy

    22 hours ago

    When Glorya Kaufman was a little girl, she had a dream.

    “When I was 7 or 8 years old, I wanted to have an orphanage. So I think it’s always been in me to give and to care,” she said. Then she laughed and added, “That was probably from Annie Rooney,” referring to the popular comic...

  • Cancer research is this teen’s cause

    22 hours ago

    When she was 11 years old, Morgan Davidson made a promise to her dying grandmother, Barbara Klass, that she would help others who suffered from lymphoma, the cancer that eventually took her grandmother’s life. With her determination and vivacious personality — and a propensity to...

  • Sharing tzedakah with the next generation

    23 hours ago

    Like many doting grandparents, Peggy and Ed Robin have given their grandchildren small cash gifts over the years. Last year, they upped the ante and made a significant gift to each of the seven.

    This time, though, the money came with a caveat: It had to be given away.

    The...

  • Palestinian Authority must face U.S. trial over terror support

    23 hours ago

    U.S. victims of bombings and shootings in Jerusalem more than a decade ago have cleared a final hurdle to take the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization to trial in New York for supporting the attacks.

    U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan...

  • The Status Quo Myth

    23 hours 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

    23 hours 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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...

  • Top Chef recap, episode 6: The First Thanksgiving

    1 day ago

    Katsuji’s made it a custom to pour out some of his Pabst into the sink to commemorate the show’s fallen contestants. This week, he splashes some Pabst for controversial Aaron, who got canned last episode. Smell ya later!

    For a pre-quickfire challenge, the cheftestants go...

  • Exchanging charges of incitement, Israelis and Palestinians stand firm

    1 day ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the wake of the most recent spate of violence that is reverberating through Israel and the Palestinian territories, newspapers, television and street corner debates are all focusing on the issue of incitement – albeit perhaps...

  • My year of street tzedakah

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    1 day ago

    When I lived in Berkeley in the late ’60s and early ’70s, walking along Telegraph Avenue could be expensive if you gave to every panhandler who asked for spare change. Not that much has changed in all these years. The number of people asking for handouts is at least as great as it...

  • WATCH: How did Berkley students react to ISIS and Israel flags waved on campus?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 day ago

    We've all been reading about anti- Semitism and anti-Israelism on U.S campuses. Time and time again, we witness the hatred casued by ignorence, and get a bit more frightened about our future generation. As it turns out, it's not only modern-day anti- Semitism we need to fear, but...

  • Moving and shaking: L.A. Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, Beth Chayim Chadashim and more

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    Israeli Sephardic actor Yehoram Gaon, Los Angeles attorney Ronald J. Nessim, and philanthropic couple Joelle and Jack Rimokh were the honorees at the opening gala of the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, taking home the Cinema Sepharad Lifetime Achievement Award, the...

  • Photographer Bruce Davidson’s eye for the beauty of people on the margins

    1 day ago

    Bruce Davidson’s influence looms large in the world of American photography. In 1958, he was the youngest photographer to be invited by Henri Cartier-Bresson to join the cooperative photography agency Magnum — with which he remains affiliated to this day, at the age of 81 — and his...

  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    1 day ago

    An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks.

    Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping "until further notice" the work of Arab...

  • Director Mike Nichols, 83, one of the few people to win Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards during lifetime

    1 day ago

    Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83.

    The prolific director passed away at his home of cardiac...

  • What should be done about the (Orthodox) rise and (non-Orthodox) decline of Jewish day schools?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    Last week the Avi-Chai foundation released its fourth report on Jewish day schools in America, and the headlines following it focused mostly on the one obvious reality the report highlights: Jewish day schools are doing great, the number of schools and students is growing and is...

  • Israeli shipping giant has not suspended operations in Long Beach

    By Jared Sichel

    2 days ago

    On Wednesday morning a spokesman for Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. in Israel denied in an interview a previous report that the shipping giant has suspended its operations in Long Beach and Oakland. He said Zim’s operations and shipments have not been impacted by the...

  • Horrorism in the Middle East

    By Rob Eshman

    2 days ago

    “…there are only wrong choices, and it’s like I’m … I’m finally seeing it now for the first time: Nothing good can happen in this f----d-up world we’ve made for ourselves.”

    — Carrie Mathison, “Homeland,” Season 4, Episode 8, Nov. 16, 2014


     

    You know who agrees with Carrie...

  • Celebrating Judaism and Islam in America

    2 days ago

    What happens when Jewish and Muslim leaders set their minds to engage in dialogue, and then move beyond dialogue to social action, prayer and friendship? When we first met in February 2008, another question asked in good humor was, “What took so long for us to meet?”

     Six years...

  • So right, yet so wrong: The truth Sheldon Adelson told us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    2 days ago

    The media has covered casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s address to the Israeli-American Council, a recently formed organization of Israelis who live in the United States, many of whom have truthfully become Israeli Americans.

    When asked what to do about the land and what to do...

  • Jerusalem streets quiet after terror attack

    2 days ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line

    At least five confirmed terror attacks have ravaged Jerusalem’s streets during the past month, spreading fear and havoc among Jerusalemites and encouraging debates about whether the violence augurs the start of a Third Intifada.

    ...
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