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  • Marysville-Pilchuck rampage baffles Native American community

    4 days ago

    Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria.

    The shooter and one...

  • Why some Nazis are collecting Social Security

    4 days ago

    On October 20, 2014, AP issued its Big Story with the sensational title "Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis." The story was picked up by major news outlets in the United States and around the world. Written in the form of an exposé, it presents the shocking fact that...

  • Hot air balloons festival, iPhone 6 launch, world records and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    4 days ago

    Hot air balloons color Israel's sky

    Last week, Israel hosted the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. The event, which lasted from Monday to Tuesday, took place at Ma'ayan Harod in Gilboa Regional Council and is considered the largest held in Israel to this day. As part of the...

  • Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes

    4 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington.

    The ultranationalist Jewish...

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  • Anita Diamant’s ‘The Boston Girl’: An immigrant’s tale, hanging onto the old ways

    4 days ago

    From the opening of Anita Diamant’s heartwarming novel, “The Boston Girl,” (Scribner), when Addie Bauman, an 85-year-old grandmother recounts her life story to her granddaughter, I was struck by the similarities between the Jewish cultural beliefs and mores in Boston in 1915, when...

  • Insomnia, Nightmares & the Value of Sleep

    By Ilana Angel

    4 days ago

    I am not a great sleeper. Never have been. I average about 5 hours a night and they are not always a good solid 5 hours. I don’t recall exactly when it was that I started functioning on so little sleep, but I am certain it has been too long. I like sleep and actually like being in...

  • The end of Israeli democracy is (not) coming this winter to the Knesset

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    The Israeli Knesset is opening its winter session today, and it is already clear that this winter will be a stormy one. Early signs of possible elections quickly proved to be false alarms, yet the legislature is already gearing itself toward the next electoral test, possibly in...

  • Performing You

    By Emily Stern

    4 days ago

    For the love of creation,
    When you share what is happening to you,
    whine, say your truth. It’s a performance of the highest kind to see the glorious vessel we are as human beings. What is revealed is a human example beyond the one anyone has ever known. Ask for someone to listen to you

     

    while they know

     

    they are you.

     

    They listen to the performance

     

    you do of yourself

     

    for their illumination. 

  • U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces

    5 days ago

    Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

    Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in...

  • Muzzling the Fake Service Animal Scams

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    6 days ago

    Our orange tabby cat, Shuki is deeply loved and pampered by all members of our family, including our teenage son with special needs, but despite that outpouring of affection, we certainly don’t schlep him around town with us, demanding that restaurants, shops and airlines allow him...

  • Lawyers for Palestinian-American woman want to bar terrorism from trial

    6 days ago

    Lawyers for a naturalized American citizen of Palestinian descent who is accused of concealing a conviction on terrorist bombings in Israel asked a federal judge to bar references to terrorism at her trial.

    Rasmieh Yousef Odeh is set to go on trial in U.S. District Court in...

  • Women of the Wall smuggle Torah scroll into Kotel plaza

    6 days ago

    Women who defied Western Wall Plaza rules by bringing a small Torah scroll there were allowed to finish praying.

    The decision to allow a few dozen members of the Women of the Wall feminist group to continue their prayer was made to prevent desecration of the scroll even though...

  • Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

    6 days ago

    Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal.

    The bus drove off a mountainside 20 miles north of Kathmandu Friday morning, killing at least 11 people, including Israelis Shira Dabbush, 30, and Omer Shemesh, 22, the Times of Israel ...

  • Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, pioneering online Talmud teacher, dies at 56

    6 days ago

    Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, the founder and director of the online Talmud learning website, MAQOM, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Houston. She was 56.

    Abrams, who made a career of Jewish teaching and learning, was a relative latecomer to Jewish study. Inspired by a semester...

  • Three dead, including gunman, in shooting at Washington high school

    6 days ago

    UPDATE 10/27: Another victim, 14-year-old Gia Soriano, died on Sunday evening, an area hospital said.


     

    A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, wounding at least four others and spreading panic among students who scrambled...

  • Israeli envoy: Jordan king blasting Israel to appease his Arab allies

    6 days ago

    Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested that King Abdullah’s recent allegation that Israel kills Arab children en masse stems from pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt.

    Ambassador Daniel Nevo offered the commentary in an interview that aired Friday on Army Radio. Abdullah...

  • Kit to check food for pork traces hits France

    6 days ago

    Worried that the food you thought was kosher, or at least kosher style, has some hidden pork?

    Now, using a few test tubes, water and a small pregnancy test-like strip, you can find out in a few minutes whether your food contains pork traces.

    HalalTest, a new product developed...

  • After Twitter ruling, tech firms increasingly toe Europe’s line on hate speech

    6 days ago

    A little over a year after a French court forced Twitter to remove some anti-Semitic content, experts say the ruling has had a ripple effect, leading other Internet companies to act more aggressively against hate speech in an effort to avoid lawsuits.

    The 2013 ruling by the Paris...

  • Israel’s Rivlin seeks to cure ‘disease’ of racism

    6 days ago

    Israel’s president fills a largely ceremonial role — meeting with foreign dignitaries, representing the government at state funerals and other official gatherings. But the office’s new occupant has embraced a challenge not inherent to the job: curbing what he sees as an epidemic of...

  • Fear and indifference leave West Africa desperate for Ebola staff

    6 days ago

    When Australia offered more than $2 million last month to the medical charity leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Medecins Sans Frontieres bluntly rejected it.

    What was urgently needed from rich Western countries, MSF said, was not more money but doctors and nurses.

    ...
  • From grandfather of baby terror victim, a tearful message

    6 days ago

    Have faith. Be strong. Do good.

    That’s the message a tearful grandfather has taken from the murder of his 3-month-old granddaughter in a terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

    Chaya Zissel Braun died when a Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowd of people waiting to...

  • Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

    6 days ago

    A Palestinian teen was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said.

    Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in...

  • U.S. reports more air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    6 days ago

    U.S. aircraft carried out six strikes against Islamic State militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani on Thursday and Friday, the U.S. military's Central Command said.

    It also said U.S. and allied forces had launched 12 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, including near Mosul Dam, near the Baiji oil refinery and near Falluja, since Thursday.

    Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Jim Loney

  • Fighting To Count My Blessings

    By Beit T'shuvah

    6 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz


    I am overcome with Gratitude for my life. Sitting here at Starbucks, writing my Parsha and this blog has me thinking of how Blessed I am. My ego goes from being less than—thinking that I am not deserving—to more than— thinking that I am supremely...

  • My travels with the Wong family

    1 week ago

    My experience is that those of us who believe—albeit with qualifications—in multiculturalism don’t always have the opportunity to put theory into practice.

    A transplant from Los Angeles to San Diego, I lived in a confirmed bachelor’s not-so-splendid isolation, with my...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Noach with Rabbi Lucy Dinner

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    This week’s guest is Rabbi Lucy Dinner, the senior rabbi of Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rabbi Dinner graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Policy Analysis, and she received her Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and was...

  • Jewish-Arab violence in Jerusalem sends tensions spiraling

    1 week ago

    This post originally appeared on www.themedialine.org

    Shimshon Halperin, an American citizen from Monsey, New York, is trying to find meaning in the death of his three-month-old granddaughter Chaya Zissel, killed by a Palestinian who drove his vehicle at a high speed into a crowd...

  • ‘Finding Your Roots’ explores Jewish genealogy

    1 week ago

    Singer-songwriter Carole King’s Russian grandmother barely escaped a pogrom that killed 32 of her neighbors. 

    Playwright Tony Kushner lost many relatives in a 1941 massacre of Polish Jews. 

    Criminal defense attorney and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz’s grandfather...

  • Moving and shaking: A fabulous night, Sunday shvitz and Andrew Hoffer

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    Beverly Hills real estate magnate Stanley Black and Temple of the Arts Rabbi David Baron were honored on Oct. 12 during “A Fabulous Night” at the Saban Theatre. 

    The event featured comedian Rita Rudner and Beatles tribute band The Fab Four in concert while also spotlighting the...

  • AFI Film Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    1 week ago

    The AFI Film Festival is coming up soon, it's held from November 6th to 13th.  It's a fun film festival in Hollywood and does have some free events; I will be covering it here.  For more information visit afi.com and click on AFI Fest. 

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