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  • Benjamin Netanyahu: The new Republican hero

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just won a startling re-election by linking his fate not to the United States as a whole, but to the U.S. Republican Party. Risking opprobrium for alienating President Barack Obama as well as Israel’s international support, he nevertheless...

  • A Mishkan for all: A communal approach to mental illness

    5 days ago

    I grew up with my younger brother, Zack Thomas, who has struggled with bipolar disorder since he was a very young child. 

    What it has taught me is that as individuals, and as a community, encountering mental illness is a blessing and a challenge — and one that we need to do a...

  • Tragic loss in Brooklyn sounds alarm across the Jewish world

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    5 days ago

    During a time when we are preparing our homes and communities to celebrate the joyous festivities of Passover, a painful tragedy has muted our joy. 

    Last Friday night, a malfunctioning electric hot plate set off a fire that killed seven children in Brooklyn. The world lost seven...

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  • Start mending U.S. rift by firing ambassador, Zionist Union lawmaker urges Netanyahu

    5 days ago

    An Israeli lawmaker called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire the country’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer.

    Firing Dermer would be a first step to repairing the U.S.-Israel relationship, Erel Margalit of the Zionist Union party said in a letter sent to...

  • Harvey Weinstein urges Jews in the fight against anti-Semitism

    5 days ago

    Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein urged Jews in the fight against anti-Semitism to “stand up and kick these guys in the ass.”

    On Tuesday night, the famously combative Weinstein made his remarks at a gala dinner given by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, where he was...

  • Daily Kickoff: When Jeb rescued Ethiopian Jews; Why is this Seder different from all others?

    By Jewish Insider

    5 days ago

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    What Jeb Supporters Are Reading — “When Jeb Bush helped launch a covert mission to rescue Ethiopian Jews from starvation” by Alex Leary: ”In 1984, Bush heard from a Miami attorney Ron Krongold about...

  • Amnesty Int’l: Gaza rocket attacks by Palestinians are war crimes

    5 days ago

    Several rocket attacks launched at Israel from inside the Gaza Strip amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said.

    In a report released Wednesday, the human rights group also found that Palestinian rocket fire during the Hamas-Israel conflict last summer killed more civilians...

  • U.S., Iran resume talks on preliminary nuclear deal as deadline looms

    5 days ago

    The United States and Iran resumed negotiations on Thursday aimed at clinching a nuclear deal before a March 31 deadline, and officials close to the talks said some kind of preliminary agreement between Tehran and six powers was possible.

    As the talks began, Washington and Tehran...

  • Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print

    5 days ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

    The shift seems surprising given Netanyahu's contentious speech...

  • Co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane on purpose, prosecutor says

    5 days ago

    A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said on Thursday.

    Investigators and grieving relatives were left struggling to explain...

  • Hezbollah sees Yemen strikes causing more Mideast tension

    5 days ago

    Hezbollah condemned as "unjust aggression" Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen on Thursday and said it takes the region towards increased tension.

    The Shi'ite group, which is backed by Iran, also called on Saudi Arabia and its allies to immediately and unconditionally halt the...

  • When Obama’s gone it will get better? Says who?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    A slightly different Hebrew version of this article was published in Maariv Daily this morning.

    In February 1983, two formerly bitter rivals penned a joint article against a joint nuisance. The two signatories were former Presidents of the United States, who only seven years...

  • God Bless America and my new green Green Card

    By Ilana Angel

    6 days ago

    I came to the United States in 1991 on vacation and never left. I met my husband, got married in 1992, and was given a Green Card. I remember being disappointed when I got the card becasue it was actually pink. I had seen the movie Green Card the same year I moved here and was...

  • Tending the roots: Making meaning of the heritage of the Holocaust in my family

    6 days ago

    I am the grandchild of Holocaust survivors on my mother’s side. Both her parents survived with one sibling. The rest – brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – did not survive. On my father’s side, though his parents and grandparents immigrated to Israel before...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    6 days ago

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

  • Ryan Reynolds goes for the gold as an unlikely heroic attorney

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    6 days ago

    During a break from shooting his upcoming X-Men spinoff, “Deadpool,” Ryan Reynolds — once dubbed People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” and called “ridiculously handsome” by The Hollywood Reporter — recalled how he came to star in Simon Curtis’ Holocaust-themed film, “Woman in...

  • Investigators hope cockpit voice tape will unravel Airbus crash riddle

    6 days ago

    Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, and they expect a preliminary read-out of their content in days, an official said on Wednesday.

    The development came...

  • Lucy Aharish on Benjamin Netanyahu

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    Israeli Arabs make up 20 percent of Israel’s population – greater than either blacks or Latinos do of the American population.

    So, there are very few pundits and politicians – including our own President – who have not offered their opinion on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Easy floral arrangements for your Passover table

    By Jonathan Fong

    6 days ago

    You’ve been cooking for days. You got the good dishes out of storage. The silver is polished. And in the midst of getting all the preparations ready for the big seder dinner, the last thing you probably want to think about is a floral centerpiece. 

    The reality is, centerpieces...

  • An unwinnable case becomes a golden ticket

    By  Tom Tugend

    6 days ago

    When attorney E. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg saw himself portrayed on the big screen by hunky Ryan Reynolds in the movie “Woman in Gold,” he immediately spotted a difference.

    “Obviously, I’m not the sexiest man alive,” Schoenberg acknowledged, referring to the label People magazine...

  • Helen Mirren plays out a story of restitution and intrigue

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    6 days ago

    Dame Helen Mirren may be best known for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears’ 2006 film, “The Queen,” for which she received an Academy Award, and her public persona, as well, appears always to exude a measure of both elegance and hauteur — so much so that Frears...

  • Forget annoying helicopter parents. Helicopter kids are way worse

    6 days ago

    There are parents who hover over their kids like a helicopter. And there are parents who generally leave their kids to their own devices. Both are insistent that their way is the right way. I'm not here to judge other parenting styles, though I assume, as is often the case, that...

  • 65 Years of favorite Passover desserts

    By Judy Zeidler

    6 days ago

    This year, I gathered together all of the Passover dessert recipes I have made, dating back to our first seder in 1950 — more than 125. This was in anticipation of compiling them into my new project, a Passover dessert cookbook.

    I thought it would be fun to share some of my...

  • Gluten-free matzah

    6 days ago

    Although matzah is a symbol of our exodus from Egypt, it is, for some, a literal bread of affliction. Traditional matzah is made of flour milled from wheat, rye, barley, spelt or oats. All of these grains — except oats — contain high levels of gluten, a protein that, if ingested by...

  • Chaos and Charoset: A story of Pesach

    6 days ago

    The Persian seder begins the same way every year: A plate of matzah, veiled with an ornamented white cloth, gets passed around the table until everybody has sung the schedule of the seder. While whoever holds the tray sings, the remaining audience claps or slaps the table in unison...

  • Former U.S. war prisoner Bergdahl faces desertion charges

    6 days ago

    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released last summer in a controversial prisoner exchange, was charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, his attorney said.

    Eugene Fidell, a lecturer at Yale Law School, said...

  • L.A. fire chief has families’ safety on his mind

    6 days ago

    For a career firefighter and leader of 3,300 Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) professionals, last weekend’s tragedy in Brooklyn strikes a particular chord. The deaths of seven young children and the critical injuries suffered by an eighth sibling and their mother serve as a stark...

  • Hillside introduces eco-friendly burial option

    By Danielle Berrin

    6 days ago

    As the gates opened recently to Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, the famed Jewish cemetery next to the 405 Freeway as renowned for its verdant lawns as its celebrity occupants, there appeared in almost every direction something sharply out of character: brown, withered lawns.

    ...
  • Why I continue to support peace

    6 days ago

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to office — in the wake of a campaign where he firmly rejected a two-state solution — and peace efforts in the Israel as well as the Palestinian struggle in shambles, why do I still support efforts to reach a two-state solution?

    ...
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