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  • Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

    5 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's...

  • Mossad: All 11 Jews missing after fleeing Iran in the 90s were murdered

    By JNi.media

    5 days ago

    One year after determining that eight Jews who tried to escape from Iran in 1994 were murdered on their way to Israel, the Mossad has recently found that three other Jews who left Iran three years later were also murdered, Ynet reported. The new determination enabled the Rabbinical...

  • Teva buys Allergan for $40.5 billion

    By JNi.media

    5 days ago

    UPDATE: Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said in a statement Monday that it has agreed to acquire Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion. Teva’s statement added that the acquisition will provide its customers with affordable...

  • The Dichotomy and Merger of the Traditional and Modern: Eugeniusz Zak

    By Milad Doroudian

    5 days ago

    It is rather difficult to imagine the crossroads which art takes at times through its progress, yet it is even more so to understand it as a fluid and often complex road towards dichotomies and mergers of styles, forms, and periods. If there is one artist that helps us understand...

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  • Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, calling it damaging to political debate.

    Huckabee, one of more than a dozen candidates vying...

  • Lodz Ghetto Photos—My article in The Jewish Quarterly

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    5 days ago

    Downtown Lodz today

     

    The Jewish Quarterly publishes my review of the book Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, a fascinating collection of posed photographs and unexpected snapshots taken in the WW2 Lodz Ghetto and hidden underground until after the...

  • If you care about California, then you should care about Salinas

    5 days ago

    Do you worry about the future of California?

    Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if this Monterey County town of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. 

    “Rich in Land. Rich in Values. Ripe With...

  • Finding Unexpected Joy in Turkey

    5 days ago

    I never expected to be able visit Turkey.

    Although everyone I knew that had been loved it, they all said how they thought it was too inaccessible for me. You see, I can't walk much because of my disabilities, and generally use a wheelchair scooter to get around if we don't have...

  • God will be our visitor

    5 days ago

    The Jewish family is in a constant state of mourning. Most of the time, we push our mourning to the back of our collective consciousness and carry on our daily lives as if we’ve suffered no loss. Once a year, though, we allow the misery and pain of our tortuous 2,000-year Diaspora...

  • Maccabi Games to play at Olympic venues built by Nazis

    5 days ago

    They are roaring through Europe, raising dust as they go: Jewish bikers bearing an Olympic-style torch all the way from Israel to Berlin.

    On July 27, 11 core riders will pull their steel steeds into the German city’s famous outdoor amphitheater, the Waldbuehne, to help usher in...

  • Thank You

    By Ilana Angel

    5 days ago

    I’ll be taking a few days off beginning today and want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who spends part of their day with me. I’m going in the hospital this morning for my 2nd surgery in 6 months and while a little nervous and anxious, I am mostly relieved to have it...

  • Palestinian women stymied by suppressed employment opportunity

    5 days ago

    Despite having higher levels of education than their male counterparts, Palestinian women suffer from one of the lowest rates of female participation in the workforce in the world, according to a report by the Palestinian think tank Al-Shabaka.

    Less than one in five women...

  • Hebrew word of the week: Kavod

    5 days ago

    The term meaning honor and respect is very important in any society, but even more so in Middle Eastern societies. The English word “respect” means “look back (again), regard”; honor means “regard with great respect, dignity.” The Hebrew kavod is related to kaved, meaning “heavy.”*...

  • Poem: Rabbi Ishmael ben Elisha I

    5 days ago

    (in which he fails to reverse the decree)

    We thought poverty would protect us

    but it did not.

     

    We thought suffering would weaken us

    but it did not.

     

    When the golden eagle sat on our temple,

    we did not value gold. 

     

    When the taxes were heavy

    we had nothing...

  • Moving and shaking: Singing at Dodger Stadium, JNET, Amos Horev and more

    By Ryan Torok

    5 days ago

    Cantor Marcus Feldman of Sinai Temple sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium on July 7 as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Philadelphia Phillies. Approximately 50 people from the Westwood-based Conservative congregation — including Rabbis David Wolpe and Jason Fruithandler —...

  • Letters to the editor: Iran Deal, David Azouly, swastikas in D.C. and more

    5 days ago

    Not a Gamblin’ Man

    I disagree with Rob Eshman’s opening paragraph, wherein he states that “nobody knows” what the end result will be with the Iranian deal (“The Iran Deal Gamble,” July 17). Anyone who considers the current atmosphere with Iran, and the basic points of the...

  • Battling Remote Car Hacking, Making Lady Gaga’s shoes, and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    5 days ago

    How Israel Became the Startup Nation

    In this article, Steve Forbes interviews Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who talks about the big, exciting things that are happening in the high-tech powerhouse center emerging in Beersheba–and much else, including why Israeli milk cows are...

  • Huckabee tweets that Obama is marching Israelis ‘to the door of the oven’

    5 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee cited threats from Israel’s enemies in his continued assault on the Iran nuclear deal.

    A series of Twitter posts on Sunday night followed a day after Huckabee said that President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the...

  • When American Jews do not believe that Israel ‘sincerely’ wants peace

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 days ago

    Here is a short yet important story in one graph:

    Two years ago, the Pew Research Center asked the Jews of America a question: Do you think the current Israeli government is making a sincere effort to bring about a peace settlement with the Palestinians? The Jews had an...

  • Federation: Take it back

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    In the hours immediately following the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal, the Jewish community fell victim to a rare and unbecoming phenomenon:  groupthink.

    The word went out from Zion, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated the deal before it had even been...

  • Why bad things happen to good people

    By Mindy Leaf

    1 week ago

    "Why do bad things happen to good people?" is a question as old as mankind and human memory. Though widely addressed through the ages by religious and secular scholars alike, the cause of this obviously unfair situation has remained shrouded in mystery. That is, until now — I think...

  • Slim your waistline, not your wallet

    By Julie Bien

    1 week ago

    No need to spend money on a pricey gym membership or state-of-the-art home equipment — you can get a full-body workout for less than $35. With free online workout videos and reimagined childhood toys like Hula-Hoops and Frisbees, fitness can be affordable, portable and fun.

    ...
  • Justice for Sandra Bland

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    I have wanted to write about Sandra Bland since I first heard of her murder. I have wanted to watch her arrest video all the way through but haven’t been able to do it as I start crying and feel sick to my stomach. I am touched by this woman’s murder in a way that is difficult to...

  • Calendar: July 24-30 

    By Amanda Epstein

    1 week ago

    FRI | JULY 24

    “THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER”

    From rags to riches, Sophie Tucker and her big personality paved the way for performers such as Madonna, Bette Midler and Lady Gaga. The opening-night film of this year’s Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is now in theaters around Los...

  • Affordable tips for decorating kids’ rooms

    By Jonathan Fong

    1 week ago

    I have decorated a lot of kids’ rooms in my day. I love it. I find that decorating for the pint-sized set can be a lot more fun than decorating for grown-ups because I get to incorporate a big dose of color and whimsy into the design. And what I’ve learned is that adding color and...

  • Cancer took her limb, not her life

    1 week ago

    Veterinarian Erica Heim has no idea where her left arm is. It  turned to ash, most likely, more than a decade ago.

    For years, the 42-year-old Encino native treated days-long bouts of excruciating shoulder pain with Tylenol, physical therapy and acupuncture, until an MRI located a...

  • Tonight, we do not study Torah: Parashat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22)

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    1 week ago

    For many years, Tisha b’Av was off the radar of the national Israeli narrative. Many Israelis viewed the ancient day of fast as an antiquated observance lacking contemporary relevance. Some argued that Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron are the “new Israeli Tisha b’Av,” and — especially...

  • Faigy Mayer’s suicide is a Jewish tragedy, not just an Orthodox one

    1 week ago

    In September 2013, I gathered with a group of friends to share feelings and reflections on the suicide death of one our friends, Deb Tambor, who had been struggling with a variety of issues related to leaving the insular Hasidic Jewish world. Next to me sat Faigy Mayer, a friend...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Devarim with Rabbi Alan Freedman

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Alan Freedman, leader of Temple Beth Shalom in Austin, Texas. Rabbi Freedman was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition to...

  • U.S. preparing to release Jonathan Pollard

    1 week ago

    The Obama administration is preparing to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in the next few months, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Pollard may be released in the next few weeks or by Nov. 21, the date he is officially eligible for parole under rules in place when he was...

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