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  • Victims’ families confront Boston bomber at sentencing

    1 week ago

    Parents of the dead and some of the scores wounded in the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon defiantly confronted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling him "cowardly" at a hearing where he was to be formally sentenced to death.

    The same federal jury that earlier this year found...

  • Letters to the editor: Berlin spas and Tikkun Olam

    1 week ago

    Bare Necessities?

    Sitting in shul on Shabbos at Chabad of Westlake, do we really need to read about Rob Eshman’s naked exploits (still not sure what the point of that undignified article was) and a glorified Pride parade in Tel Aviv (a half-page article, no less)? 

    There’s the...

  • In Israel, European Jews warn of growing anti-Semitism

    1 week ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    European Jewish leaders say there is more anti-Israel sentiment and more anti-Semitism in Europe today than at any time in the past 60 years. A new poll found that nearly 150 million Europeans think Israel is an apartheid state and...

  • Obituaries: Week of June 26, 2015

    1 week ago

    Elvin J. Abels died May 30 at 88. Survived by wife Edith; daughter Wendy (Douglas) Eisenberg; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Rahmatollah Ahdoot died May 6 at 84. Survived by wife Toby; sons Leon (Lina), Simon (Maral), Albert (Elham); 9 grandchildren. Groman Eden


  • Tensions grow with Israel’s Druze community

    1 week ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli ambulances carrying wounded Syrians for treatment in Israeli hospitals will now be accompanied by police, after more than 100 Druze protestors attacked an ambulance, and killed a man they said was a member of the rebel forces...

  • The Bashevis Singer exchange, part 3: ‘Singer in the film is both charming and cruel’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Asaf Galay has directed and written a number of award-winning documentaries for Israeli television. These include series on Israeli humor (In the Jewish Land, 2005); the history of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 2007); the life and influence of the Zionist hero Joseph Trumpeldor...

  • Expired and Inspired On the Road

    By Rabbi Joe Blair

    1 week ago

    Recently, for several weeks, I published this blog from ‘on the road’. The reason for the travel is related to the blog, and I thought it might be worthwhile to let readers know, because some of the upcoming entries in the weeks ahead will be as a result of that travel.

    If you...

  • Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof’s manifesto calls to ‘destroy the Jewish identity’

    1 week ago

    Dylann Roof, the alleged Charleston church gunman, said in a racial manifesto that the Jewish “problem” would be solved “if we could somehow destroy the Jewish identity.”

    Roof, 21, who has been charged with killing nine worshipers last week in the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in the...

  • Gaza militants fire rocket into Israel

    1 week ago

    Militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket at Israel on Tuesday which landed in open ground near a community close to the Palestinian enclave and Israel hit back at the launching site, the Israeli army said.

    There were no injuries or damage after the rocket fell near the...

  • Owning up to truths: The UNHRC and its report

    1 week ago

    The report on last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas by a committee representing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) elicited the usual response from the Israel government – even before its formal release on Monday!  Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the...

  • Samuel Goldman: March 17, 1921 – June 10, 2015

    1 week ago

    Sam Goldman - Founder and President of Executive Car Leasing Company, philanthropist and family patriarch - passed away peacefully on June 10th, 2015 at the age of 94. He leaves a legacy of notable accomplishment, uncommon integrity, and dedication to the service of others. To his...

  • Knesset panel votes to discipline Arab-Israeli lawmaker for joining Gaza flotilla

    1 week ago

    A Knesset committee voted to discipline an Arab-Israeli lawmaker because he is taking part in a flotilla seeking to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

    In a 10-2 vote, the House Committee voted Tuesday to suspend Basel Ghattas, a member of the Arab Joint List party, from...

  • Rocket fired from Gaza lands near kibbutz

    1 week ago

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area near a kibbutz in southern Israel not far from the Gaza border.
    No injuries or damages were reported from the rocket, which landed on Tuesday night, setting off alarms in several Israeli towns near northern Gaza, the ...
  • British teens arrested in theft of Auschwitz artifacts

    1 week ago

    Two British teenagers were arrested in Poland after police found in their backpacks items believed to be stolen from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.

    On Monday, museum security guards notified Polish police of the suspected theft of buttons, a fragment of a hair clipper and a piece...

  • Irma Schwager, Austrian-Jewish activist in French resistance, dies at 95

    1 week ago

    Irma Schwager, an Austrian-Jewish refugee who lost most of her family in the Holocaust and worked with the French resistance, has died.

    Her death at 95 was announced on Monday by Austria’s Communist Party, for whom she was honorary chairwoman.

    During World War II, Schwager, nee...

  • Masorti rips bar mitzvah rite for autistic kids held in Orthodox synagogue

    1 week ago

    A foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel slammed a bar mitzvah ceremony held at an Orthodox synagogue for non-Orthodox children with autism.

    Sunday’s ceremony in Rehovot was presided over by an Orthodox rabbi that the nine children and their parents did not know, the ...

  • ‘Titanic’ composer dies in California plane crash

    1 week ago

    Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film "Titanic" and its mega-hit theme song "My Heart Will Go On", died in a plane crash in southern California on Monday, U.S. media reported.

    The aircraft came down in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los...

  • White House: Tweet by Israeli gov’t minister’s wife ‘revealing’

    1 week ago

    A racist tweet mocking President Barack Obama posted by the wife of an Israeli government minister was “revealing,” the White House spokesman said.

    “I think if there’s one thing we’ve certainly learned from this incident — it’s not the only time we’ve learned this — but that on...

  • Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life, U.S. Jews have been close at hand

    1 week ago

    From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far...

  • In London’s Jewish heart, planned neo-Nazi rally provokes outrage

    1 week ago

    Like many European Jews, Stephen Lever has mostly stopped wearing his yarmulke on the street in recent years.

    A Londoner, Lever said he fears joining the hundreds of Jews accosted annually in his native United Kingdom, often by Muslim or Arab extremists seeking to exact...

  • Are mobile applications climbing the ladder of technological insanity?

    By Dennis Adonis

    1 week ago

    Since mobile Applications evolve into the dominance element that connects humanity to the convenience of portable machines, an ever evolving non-stop race for mobile Applications improvement is constantly being witnessed.
    The intensity of this technological race has intensified so...

  • Name change for ‘Kill Jews’ in Spain becomes official

    1 week ago

    A town in northern Spain has officially changed its name from “Kill Jews Town.”

    On Monday, the town formerly known as Castrillo Matajudíos published its new name — Castrillo Mota de Judios, or Castrillo Jews’ Hill — in the official state gazette.

    The official renaming comes a...

  • Fear and uncertainty in Yemen’s Mosques

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    SANA'A - One hour after each prayer session must be dedicated to condemning Saudi Arabia’s air campaign. Imams in all mosques will preach sermons advocating key principles, and will not deviate from the prescribed message.

  • Poll: Americans more apt to back Jewish candidates than evangelicals, Muslims or atheists

    1 week ago

    Ninety-one percent of Americans said they would vote for a presidential candidate who is Jewish, according to a new poll.

    The Gallup poll of recent voting preferences released Monday showed that 73 percent of Americans would support an evangelical Christian for president, while...

  • Christians in Iraq flee Islamic State

    1 week ago

    This article orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Christian community in Iraq traces its roots to the first century. But the continued expansion of Islamic State across large parts of Iraq is sparking a Christian exodus from these countries. There is concern that one of the...

  • Islamic State urges followers to escalate attacks in Ramadan

    1 week ago

    Islamic State urged its followers on Tuesday to escalate attacks against Christians, Shi'ites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a U.S.-led coalition against the ultra-radical group.

    Jihadists should turn the holy month of Ramadan, which began last week, into a time of "calamity for...

  • Former Spanish PM calls Israel ‘centerpiece’ of Western civilization

    1 week ago

    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said that in view of threats from Iran and Sunni jihadists, “Israel happens to be a centerpiece of Western civilization.”

    Aznar, a center-right politician for the People’s Party who presided as prime minister for eight years until...

  • German court cancels trial for Auschwitz medic, 94

    1 week ago

    A German court will not put on trial a 94-year-old man who was charged as an accomplice in thousands of murders at Auschwitz, saying he was mentally unfit to stand trial.

    The district court of Neubrandenburg on Monday announced the decision in the case of Hubert Z., a medic at...

  • Jamie Masada: We must teach our children love, not hate

    1 week ago

    Like most Americans my heart broke when I saw the news about the massacre at the AME church in South Carolina.  After my initial shock and tears, I felt anger and I wanted some answers. Where did this hatred come from? What sort of poor parenting precipitated the poison of race...
  • Turkish, Israeli diplomats explore hopes for relations

    1 week ago

    Israel held unannounced diplomatic level talks with Turkey on Monday to explore prospects, after Turkish polls, of restoring an alliance that was once central to U.S. Middle East policy but has soured dramatically under Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan.

    The Islamist-rooted AK Party...

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