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  • Back to Beit Shemesh, where non-haredis are fighting another battle of retreat

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 hours ago

    The city of Beit Shemesh has become a symbol of tensions between Israel's Haredi communities and its non-Haredi (secular but also Zionist-religious) communities. Three years ago, the city received headlines because of an ugly incident in which radical Haredis harassed young school...

  • This is What Fulfilling a Mitzvah Looks Like

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    12 hours ago

    EBook Review: Assisted Loving: How I Stopped My Homo-Centric Life to Take Care of My Elderly Father by Debra Elise Miller

    Assisted Living will stay with you for a much longer time than it will take to read.  The book is just what the title promises: a sharply observed,...

  • Summing up the past two months - between happiness and frustration.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    21 hours ago

    How can I sum up this crazy summer?

    In the past eight weeks I have been through an emotional roller coaster. I’ve been up and down, high and low, frustrated and hopeful, but most of all – surprised, because of so many things…

    What started as yet another July, where my...

  • Three noteworthy post-war trends: Israelis, Jews, Americans

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    1. Israelis

    Three weeks ago, when the war in Gaza was still raging, I briefly explained that dividing Israelis into the customary groups of "hawks" and "doves" doesn't fit this conflict. My suggestion was to divide them instead into "pessimists" and "optimists".

    The pessimists...

  • #TasteLA: Enjoying Field to Fork 2014

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    2 days ago

    Lisa Ellen NiverThank you to the Los Angeles Times for inviting me to enjoy the Taste of Los Angeles 2014 as a member of the media. It is  "A FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL THAT'S AUTHENTICALLY L.A." I went to Field to Fork on Saturday morning which was hosted by Russ Parsons & Nancy Silverton. "Indulge in...
  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

    3 days ago

    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

    The soldier, recognisable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni...

  • Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition at N.Y. hospital

    3 days ago

    Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition on Friday at a New York hospital a day after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital officials said.

    "Her condition remains serious, but she is...

  • Syrian rebels reinforce siege of U.N. peace-keepers on Golan Heights

    3 days ago

    Islamist militants surrounding 40 Filipino peace-keepers in the Golan Heights have reinforced their siege with fighters who arrived in more than 20 vehicles, U.N. diplomatic sources told Reuters on Saturday.

    "As we speak more rebels in more than 20 vehicles are approaching and...

  • U.N. peace-keepers rescued from militants in Golan Heights

    3 days ago

    32 U.N. peace-keepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said.

    Another group of U.N. soldiers - also from the Philippines - remained trapped by the...

  • 5 Questions for Rabbi Block on the New York Times

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    Dear Rabbi Block:

    Today you announced you were cancelling your subscription to the New York Times because of what you call its biased and unfair coverage of Israel during the Gaza War.

    In an op-ed in Tablet, you wrote: “I am a lifelong Democrat, a political liberal, a Reform...

  • David Getman, a 2010 Milken graduate, dies in San Francisco collision

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    A funeral service for David Getman, 22, a 2010 Milken Community Schools graduate who was killed in a traffic accident in San Francisco earlier this week, will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Hillside Memorial Park.

    Shiva information is not yet available, according to a Milken...

  • Hillary, Israel and the Jews

    4 days ago

    Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought for...

  • Cleveland State University signs agreement with University of Haifa

    4 days ago

    Cleveland State University and the University of Haifa signed an agreement to develop joint programming.

    David Faraggi, rector of Israel’s University of Haifa, signed the memorandum of understanding to formalize their collaborative relationship with CSU President Ronald Berkman...

  • Warren, in rare Israel foray, defends Iron Dome funding

    4 days ago

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vigorously defended her vote for increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-interception system.

    “America has a very special relationship with Israel,” Warren, a leader among liberal Democrats touted as a possible presidential contender, said...

  • Appeals court hears claims in Adelson v. NJDC lawsuit

    By tessc

    4 days ago

    A federal appeals court heard arguments in a bid by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council and two of its formal principals.

    Arguments in the 2nd Circuit on Thursday focused on whether a hyperlink in an...

  • U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

    4 days ago

    Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

    The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and...

  • More than 40 Jewish Culture, Music, Film etc Festivals in Poland each year

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    4 days ago

    This post can also be read on my Jewish Heritage Travel Blog

    Readers of this blog know that each year since 2009 I have tried to put together a list of Jewish culture, music, film -- etc -- festivals that take place around Europe.

    This year (so far) the list includes 40 or so,...

  • Report: Rivers in induced coma

    4 days ago

    Joan Rivers is reportedly in an induced coma.

    CBS reported Friday that the veteran comedian was placed in a medically induced coma after she stopped breathing during throat surgery.

    Rivers, 81, was undergoing throat surgery at a New York clinic on Thursday when she stopped...

  • Hollande calls for easing blockade, demilitarizing Gaza

    4 days ago

    French President Francois Hollande called for the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip and the easing of Gaza’s blockade.

    Hollande’s speech Thursday to the French diplomatic corps was the latest sign that the international community plans to press for demilitarization after the...

  • Raining on the Ice Bucket Parade

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    4 days ago

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a truly horrible illness. It is a progressive fatal neurodegenerative disorder that leads to worsening muscle weakness.

    Weakness in the limbs initially makes handwriting sloppy and makes it hard to...

  • After tensions with residents, Lev Tahor leave Guatemalan village

    4 days ago

    Members of the controversial Haredi sect Lev Tahor left a Guatemalan village after religiously tainted disputes with its Roman Catholic Mayan residents.

    Over 200 members of the community began leaving Thursday after local leaders said they would cut services to Lev Tahor members....

  • Islamic State’s appeal presents Jordan with new test

    4 days ago

    He had a good job and a loving family, but it wasn't enough for a 25-year old Jordanian who abandoned his life of privilege in Amman to join the Islamic State group that has seized swathes of neighboring Iraq and Syria.

    Handsome, courteous and highly regarded in his profession as...

  • A New Way of Seeing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    4 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    It is 3:12am on Friday, August 29, 2014. I have been awake for over an hour. I’m not sure if I can go back to sleep, so I am writing my Blog.

    It has been an interesting, exciting, terrifying, and introspective month. I have had Cataract Surgery in both...

  • A New Way of Seeing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    4 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    It is 3:12am on Friday, August 29, 2014. I have been awake for over an hour. I’m not sure if I can go back to sleep, so I am writing my Blog.

    It has been an interesting, exciting, terrifying, and introspective month. I have had Cataract Surgery in both...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Shoftim with Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, rabbi of the Temple Beth El congregation in Stamford, CT. Rabbi Hammerman was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1983 after receiving a Master’s degree in journalism from N.Y.U. and a B.A. from Brown University. The leader...

  • Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Emily Stern

    4 days ago

    People are saying that we’re wasting water,
    But we would have an abundance of water
    If we weren’t wasting rain.

    We don’t need to be importing it or exporting water anywhere because rain falls where it is meant to fall.

    If we properly used water retention landscaping to absorb...

  • “We Will Never Die”—Again. Still.

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    5 days ago

    It is 1943. A sizable percentage of Europe's Jews have already perished. In response to the world's (and America's) silence in the face of unremitting evil, as well as their growing frustration with American policy and their contempt for Hollywood's "fear of offending its European...

  • West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

    5 days ago

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

    The World Health Organisation...

  • British Jews, Muslims issue joint statement for peace and tolerance

    5 days ago

    Jewish and Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom issued a joint statement, calling for peace in the Middle East and “constructive dialogue” between the two groups in Britain.

    “In spite of the situation in the Middle East, we must continue to work hard for good community relations...

  • Israeli company ReWalk going public

    5 days ago

    The Israeli company ReWalk Robotics, which builds exoskeletons to help people with spinal cord injuries stand and walk, is going public.

    The company, which changed its name recently from Argo Medical Technologies to the name of its signature product, announced this week that it...

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