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  • I’ll have what she’s having

    5 days ago

    This article originally appeared on Zócalo Public Square.

    My maternal grandparents, Jean and Lou Kaplan, did not keep kosher. That was their ancestors’ way, the path of slavish adherence to the stringencies of Jewish law. But old habits die hard, and they never ate the foods...

  • Suspected Paris attacker Abdeslam was in Italy in August

    5 days ago

    Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam travelled through Italy in August with a companion, but his presence caused no alarm because he was not a wanted man at the time, an investigative source said on Monday.

    His companion was Ahmet Dahmani, a Belgian man of Moroccan origin who...

  • Dermer blasts world’s confusion on Islamic terror, treatment of Israel

    5 days ago

    The lineup of speakers at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual Louis D. Brandeis Awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt in NY Sunday evening, turned out to serve as the perfect venue for venting about Israel’s standing in the world and the offering of suggestions about the U.S....

  • Rubio talks national security in first TV ad

    5 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Sunday released his campaign’s first television ad that will begin running nationwide starting Tuesday.

    The ad demonstrates Rubio’s commitment to defeating Islamic terrorism and keeping the United States secure, as the national...

  • Lawyer: Pollard is ‘not a free man’

    5 days ago

    Jonathan Pollard’s lawyer Eliot Lauer on Sunday decried the U.S. Parole Commission’s harsh restrictions imposed on his client, especially the imposing of a 7:00pm-7:00am curfew. 

    Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner at the Grand...

  • US anthropological group sends Israel boycott resolution to full membership

    5 days ago

    Members of the American Anthropological Association overwhelmingly advanced a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

    The motion to place the boycott resolution on the organization’s spring ballot was approved Friday night at its annual meeting in Denver by a vote of...

  • New Argentine president pledges to cancel pact with Iran on AMIA bombing

    5 days ago

    The newly elected president of Argentina said he will cancel the agreement signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as he vowed during the campaign.

    “We will propose to the Congress to cancel the pact with Iran as we...

  • Carson supports Pollard moving to Israel with conditions

    5 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday expressed vague support for Jonathan Pollard’s desire to seek asylum in Israel, only if he comes to conclusion that the Israeli spy no more represents any danger to the security of the United States. 

    During a wide-ranging...

  • West Bank supermarket is oasis of coexistence on day of multiple attacks

    5 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Three terror attacks had been perpetrated by Palestinians against Israelis in the West Bank on Sunday, and it was still only 3 pm.

    The spate of violence followed a bloody weekend in which 5 Israelis were killed in two separate...

  • Ron Dermer to ZOA: We must defeat ‘militant Islam,’ but Islam is not the enemy

    5 days ago

    Taking center stage at what organizers dubbed an all-star night of Zionist heroes, Israeli envoy Ron Dermer called on the international community to wage war against “militant Islam” and simultaneously cautioned his audience against viewing Islam itself as the enemy.


  • Sister of Faigy Mayer, former Chasid who took own life, commits suicide

    5 days ago

    The older sister of a former Hasidic woman who killed herself four months ago hanged herself at her parents’ home in Brooklyn.

    Sara Mayer, 31, was found dead on Sunday afternoon at the home in the Borough Park section, the New York Daily News reported.

    Her death comes four...

  • Synagogues in Brussels shuttered amid highest state of alert

    5 days ago

    Synagogues in Brussels were advised to remain shuttered over the weekend after Belgian authorities ordered the country’s capital to remain on the highest state of alert.

    The alert level 4 remained in effect into Monday due to the fear of a Paris-style attack. Several of the...

  • Israeli man, 20, killed in West Bank stabbing attack

    5 days ago

    [UPDATE] 11:13 a.m.: This story updates to note the victim was an Israeli soldier and his age is 20, not 18. The headline has been changed to reflect the new information.

    A 20-year-old Israeli man was killed in a West Bank stabbing attack in the third of three attacks of alleged...

  • Patriots to hold moment of silence for Ezra Schwartz before Monday night game

    5 days ago

    The New England Patriots will have a moment of silence in honor of slain American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz prior to their “Monday Night Football” game against the Buffalo Bills.

    A spokesman for the Patriots confirmed the tribute to JTA on Monday morning, the day of the game....

  • Seriously, advice from John Kerry? (or: The one thing on which Israelis and Palestinians agree)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    More than 20 Israelis were killed in the last two months as a result of Palestinian attacks. More than 90 Palestinians were killed in the same period. What story do these numbers tell? What conclusions are the two peoples drawing from the story these numbers tell?

    For Israelis,...

  • Belgian police mount raids in Brussels and other towns

    6 days ago

    Belgian armed police mounted raids across the country late on Sunday after the prime minister announced another day of lockdown in the capital for fear a new, Paris-style mass attack may be imminent.

    Shortly before midnight, the public broadcaster, announcing several arrests,...

  • Remembering Ezra Schwartz: ‘He made our lives better and happier’

    6 days ago

    For some 2 1/2 hours, Ezra Schwartz was remembered for his unbridled joy and passion for life, his deep and ever-widening circle of friends, and his athletic prowess as a champion baseball player and adventure-seeking skier.

    Hundreds of mourners filled a Boston-area synagogue...

  • Missing Maryland Jewish college student found dead

    6 days ago

    A Jewish college student from Maryland was found dead in Pennsylvania with what was reported to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    The body of Jacob Marberger, a sophomore at Washington College who had been missing since Nov. 16, was discovered Saturday in a nature sanctuary in...

  • Why are we abandoning the Christians?

    By David Suissa

    6 days ago

    In all the self-righteous talk we’ve been hearing about Muslim refugees from Syria, who’s talking about the Christians? Over the past several years, no religious group has been more persecuted throughout the Middle East than the Christians. And yet, hardly a peep.

    Yes, the Jewish...

  • Israeli woman, 20, killed in stabbing at West Bank site of recurring attacks

    6 days ago

    A 20-year-old Israeli woman was killed in a stabbing attack — the fourth attack in the West Bank in less than 24 hours.

    Hadar Bucharis of Safed, a city in northern Israel, was stabbed on Sunday afternoon at the Gush Etzion Junction, near the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut....

  • Sunday Reads: Between Saudi extremism and ISIS, Why it pays to be a settler, Einstein’s Judaism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 days ago


    Jeffrey Goldberg argues that President Obama has a better understanding of Muslim extremism than people give him credit for:

    It is not entirely clear to me why Obama’s recurring demand that Muslims do more to combat extremism doesn’t gain much attention, though it’s fair...

  • Mao’s Jews

    1 week ago

    On Oct. 1, 1967, China’s National Day, Sidney Rittenberg had reached the pinnacle of his revolutionary career. It was the 18th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and Rittenberg was seated on a reviewing stand less than fifty feet from Mao Zedong,...

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave

    1 week ago

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he will take two months of paternity leave after his daughter's birth, though he did not say when she is due. 

    Facebook allows its U.S. employees to take up to four months of paid maternity or paternity leave, which they can use all at once or throughout the year.

  • This is not my America. Is it yours?

    1 week ago

    Two scary tweets fell into my feed yesterday. In the first, Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn mom and activist shared, “When ur kids sends u a text w/ a link to a mayor invoking Japanese internment camps. ‘You think they would do that?’ OMG. My heart.”
In a reply, Suroor Raziuddin, a...

  • #WeAreNext

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    The campaign to keep Syrian refugees out of the United States represents a complete lack of faith — not just in Syrian refugees, and not just in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but in America itself.

    I would like to be able to say such a campaign is un-American, but...

  • He’s got a curfew, his computer is monitored, and he’s on GPS– but Pollard may surf the web

    1 week ago

    His every move tracked by GPS, his computers monitored 24/7, his outings subject to a curfew, Jonathan Pollard will nonetheless for the first time be able to enjoy a 21st century indulgence so many others take for granted: Surfing the Internet.

    A filing by the former spy’s...

  • For Chanukah, breakfast latkes two ways

    1 week ago

    I first tasted latkes for brunch at a trendy eatery on the Lower East  Side about six years ago. Since then, I’ve seen them across the country on brunch menus everywhere from diners to Michelin Star restaurants.

    Latkes — or potato pancakes, as they’re known to non-Jews...

  • Reform movement will continue to push for transgender rights

    1 week ago

    On Nov. 5, delegates to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 73rd biennial convention unanimously adopted a resolution on the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. It was a moment of great pride and celebration, tempered by the knowledge that just two days earlier —...

  • Reform movement will continue to push for transgender rights

    1 week ago

    On Nov. 5, delegates to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 73rd biennial convention unanimously adopted a resolution on the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. It was a moment of great pride and celebration, tempered by the knowledge that just two days...

  • WATCH: Searching for hummus in a tense Old City of Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    Harvey Stein is an Israeli-American filmmaker living in Jerusalem. His feature documentary "A Third Way - Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors" will be released in February, 2016. You can find out more about his work at: www.jerusalemny.com/athirdway

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