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  • Three killed, 9 injured in attack on Colorado Planned Parenthood

    14 hours ago

    Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said.

    The dead included one police officer and two civilians,...

  • Why I’m Going to Burma (Myanmar)

    17 hours ago

    Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. The contest is extended for two weeks to December 10, 2015. Please share your story of gratitude!

    When word got out I was thinking of taking a group to Burma this November, I received this email: Dear Mr. Bangs: I...

  • Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

    22 hours ago

    Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.

    The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of the PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported,...

  • Alan Gross: Memory of Holocaust survivor relatives got me through prison

    22 hours ago

    Alan Gross, the American Jewish government contractor who spent five years in Cuban prison, said thinking of his family members who survived the Holocaust was one of three things that helped him get through the ordeal.

    Gross told CBS news program “60 Minutes” in footage released...

  • At least eight Israeli soldiers wounded in West Bank car attacks

    22 hours ago

    At least eight Israeli soldiers were wounded in two separate vehicular attacks in the West Bank.

    The first of the attacks occurred Friday morning, when two soldiers were injured after a Palestinian man rammed them with his car outside the Maale Adumim settlement near Jerusalem....

  • Lone soldiers from North America attend Thanksgiving dinner in Tel Aviv

    2 days ago

    Some 200 lone Israeli soldiers from North America will attend a special Thanksgiving dinner catered by a former lone soldier from New York.

    The holiday dinner on Thursday, at the Beit Hachayal in Tel Aviv, will be hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces,...

  • How to destroy your Thanksgiving dinner

    By David Suissa

    2 days ago

    One of the more obnoxious things I’ve read this year is a piece in Vox titled, “How to Survive Your Family’s Thanksgiving Arguments,” complete with a handy guide to help you turn a warm family gathering into a political food fight.

    Never mind that you can have these political...

  • Happy Thanksgiving—with Jewish Turkeys!

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    2 days ago

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I'm reposting this item from my Jewish Heritage Europe web site -- an online resources to Jewish heritage across the continent. See the full post here.

    Thanksgiving is often called “turkey-day” because of the tradition of eating roast turkey at the...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Vayishlach with Rabbi Susan Leider

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Susan Leider, Rabbi of congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA. Rabbi Leider received her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from the University of California at Irvine. At the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, she earned...

  • Happy Thanksgiving 2015

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    Thanksgiving is a time to say thanks and be grateful for the blessings in our lives. It is a special holiday because we are all being grateful together and at the same time. Since this is my 49th Thanksgiving, I am going to share 49 things I am grateful for. In no particular order,...

  • How the Chabad rebbe helped create food stamps, and other Jewish Medal of Freedom stories

    3 days ago

    Barack Obama got a big laugh at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Tuesday when he pretended not to know Barbra Streisand was Jewish.

    It was just one of many Jewish moments in one of the most Jewish iterations of the ceremony in memory. Four of the 17 people awarded...

  • Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

    3 days ago

    Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

    Underscoring the message, Russian...

  • Jonathan Pollard’s job offer stands

    3 days ago

    Jonathan Pollard’s job offer still stands, his lawyers said, denying a report that it was rescinded.

    A spokesman for the attorneys, Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman, contacted JTA on Wednesday to deny a Jerusalem Post report this week that an unnamed “respected” investment firm...

  • Book about mental illness — created by a Jewish father and son — wins National Book Award

    3 days ago

    When Neal Shusterman helped his son Brendan with a second-grade report on the Pacific Ocean’s Marianas Trench, he thought the name of its deepest location, Challenger Deep, would make a great title for a book.

    In fact, for a number of years, whenever Shusterman — the author of...

  • Obama administration: Still a ‘big no’ on supporting settlement building

    3 days ago

    The Obama administration is standing by its “big no” when it comes to supporting any new settlement building in Israel, a spokesman said.

    “I can be very clear that we’re not changing – again, we’re not changing – the decades-old U.S. policy regarding settlements,” Mark Toner, a...

  • Interview with GOP presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham

    3 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is not garnering much support in national polls as he seeks to stand out in the crowded field of candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

    Over the weekend, Graham campaigned in New Hampshire with his Senate...

  • #myLAcommute I can make you a wedding dress

    3 days ago


    I work as a seamstress in downtown L.A. My mom, who brought me here from Mexico when I was 15, taught me how to sew. I know how to make everything. I can make you a wedding dress or a pair of pants. I sew shirts all day long. Today, I cut my hand with the...

  • How to avoid the Thanksgiving food coma?

    By Elana Horwich

    3 days ago

    Eating less is NOT the answer this chef will give you!

    Try these three tips, and they will totally change your holiday experience.

    1. My secret weapon: Digestive Enzymes. They support your belly’s digestion so you will feel less full and bloated, and will have more energy after...
  • Jeb Bush: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in signal to Iran

    3 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that the U.S. should move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a signal to Iran in the face of their continued threats.

    During a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, Bush said that his second act on day one...

  • US State Dept. issues worldwide travel alert in wake of terror attacks

    3 days ago

    The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens in the wake of recent terror attacks, including in Paris and Mali.

    Blanket alerts such as the one issued earlier this week are rare for the State Department. There have been six worldwide travel alerts in...

  • Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

    3 days ago

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris...

  • Israeli intelligence helped Germany thwart planned terror attack

    3 days ago

    Israeli intelligence officials helped Germany thwart a planned terror attack days after the Paris attacks, a German news magazine reported.

    On Wednesday, Stern reported that Israel picked up intelligence about a plot to attack sites, including the HDI Arena in Hanover, where a...

  • Chanukah books: Curl up with a good read

    3 days ago

    It’s time for a top-10 list of a few of the best recently published Jewish books for this Chanukah season. All make wonderful gifts and span different age and interest levels.


    “Oskar and the Eight Blessings” by Tanya and Richard Simon. Illustrated by Mark Siegel....

  • What Obama did and didn’t say about Ezra Schwartz

    3 days ago

    How the Obama administration has handled last week’s murder in the West Bank of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Massachusetts, on his gap year in Israel, has raised painful questions among Jewish Americans upset by his senseless death.

    “Obama Silent on Killing of...

  • After cancer, Thanksgiving will never be the same

    3 days ago

    In fiction, the scenario would seem implausible: While attempting to console my husband as his little sister drew her final breaths, I noticed an unfamiliar number flash across my screen. I let it go to voicemail. The number flashed again. It was my physician, who informed me when...

  • Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Hebron-area stabbing attack

    3 days ago

    An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron in the West Bank.

    The Palestinian assailant, who according to reports pulled up to a traffic junction and exited from his car brandishing a knife, was shot by Israeli forces and seriously wounded following...

  • Iran to back Palestinians ‘in any way we can’: Khamenei

    3 days ago

    Iran's supreme leader said on Wednesday that Iran would support the Palestinian uprising against Israel "in any way we can", and rejected U.S. accusations that a recent wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks amounted to "terrorism".

    Khamenei was speaking a day after...

  • Surviving crew member of Russian jet says no warning from Turkey

    3 days ago

    The surviving crew member of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey said on Wednesday the plane received no warnings from the Turkish Air Force and did not fly over Turkish air space, Russian news agencies reported.

    Turkey shot down the Russian plane near the Syrian border on...

  • The Religious Brains exchange, part 2: ‘All God-talk is metaphorical, inexact and incomplete’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger is the leader of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas, an adjunct faculty member at Brite Divinity School and has served as the Jewish co-chair of the Texas Conference of Churches' Jewish-Christian Forum. Rabbi Mecklenburger was ordained at the...

  • Astonished in the Swirl of Existence

    3 days ago

    [Editor's Note: This seemed a good entry for the Thanksgiving holiday (in the U.S., it is November 26th this year). We at Kavod v'Nichum wish all, whether you celebrate the event this week, at another time, or not at all, a time of blessings; love, plenty, prosperity, health, and...

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