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The Red Mailbox – Jonathan Davis (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Apr. 20, 2018 The Red Mailbox – Jonathan Davis In 1971 I was a young, lone soldier who had immigrated to Israel from California. I lived in Jerusalem in a building where I did not know my neighbors at all since I was in the army most of the time. They were all much older, from the FSU […]

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Call to Action: Article & Petition: Do not give holy Jewish artifacts to a country that expelled its Jews, by Carole Basri (TOI)

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Call to action, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Judaism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 6, 2018 Click here for article Click here for petition

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It’s Time to Show a Little Love, by Daniel Gordis (J. Post)

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  International, Israel, Jewish Community, Judaism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 13, 2017 Let us begin with the patently obvious. US President Donald Trump is an inveterate liar. He is (think Billy Bush bus tape) an alleged self-proclaimed sexual predator. He is waging an unwavering attack on the American free press, and is, say many, doing profound damage to what was once the world’s greatest […]

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Reform Movement Backs Palestinians against Israel on Jerusalem, by Evelyn Gordon (Commentary)

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Jewish Community, Judaism  /  No Comments

Dec. 6, 2017 The Jerusalem fissure. Click here for article

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‘NO LONGER WILL WE VIE FOR THE GOODWILL OF OTHERS’: REMEMBERING THE UN VOTE THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL, by Ezriel Carlebach (Tablet)

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  History, International, Israel, Judaism, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 29, 2017 Seventy years ago today, the historic event led to spontaneous outbursts of joy, as one eyewitness recalls Click here for article

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The Israeli Government and the Jewish People – Emily Amrousi (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  International, Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Nov. 29, 2017 The Israeli Government and the Jewish People – Emily Amrousi (Israel Hayom) Step outside the disputed Western Wall prayer space and you’ll see that the State of Israel has never been more closely connected to the Jewish people at large than today. Israel’s Declaration of Independence mentions the “Jewish nation” 11 times. For […]

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HOTOVELY’S FAUX PAS: TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICAN JEWS, BY GIL TROY (J. Post)

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  International, Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Nov. 28, 2017 Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s remarks about Diaspora Jewry have struck a chord with many. Click here for full article

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Ultra-Liberal New York Times Obsesses About Israel’s ‘Ultra-Orthodox’, by Ira Stoll (Algemeiner)

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  International, Israel, Judaism, media bias  /  No Comments

Nov. 28, 2017 One of the clearest warning signs of bias in the press is a double standard — a similar story that’s treated one way if it involves Jews or Israel, and a different way if it involves a different religion or a different country. One such case is on display in the New York […]

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WHY KOSHER BUTCHERS IN WESTERN EUROPE ARE PREPARING TO CLOSE SHOP (JTA via J. Post)

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  International, Judaism  /  No Comments

Nov. 28, 2017 The current wave of legislation in Belgium and the Netherlands follows an earlier drive to ban ritual slaughter. Since 2014, at least 25,000 French Jews have immigrated to Israel alone — a 260 percent increase from the 9,537 who left France for the Jewish state in the previous five years. Levy’s father […]

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Birthright Drops Reform Program, Claims Kids Prefer Orthodox Tours (Jewish Press)

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Nov. 27, 2017 The Reform movement is no longer certified as a trip provider for Birthright, according to a Judy Maltz report in Haaretz Sunday (How Orthodox Groups Are Taking Over Birthright, and Using It to Target Young U.S. Jews). Not on religious or political grounds, God forbid, but because they have been unable to […]

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