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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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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ speech on receiving the American Enterprise Institute’s 2017 Irving Kristol Award

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  International, Judaism  /  No Comments

Click here to view speech, or read transcript

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Zionism, Explained to a Muslim Friend, by Julie Nathan (abc.net-au via HonestReporting)

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Oct. 16, 2017 A Muslim friend recently asked, “How can we discuss Zionism away from Judaism?” I offered to meet with her and explain it. The offer has not thus far been taken up, and so I’ve decided to put my response to the question in writing. Click here for full article

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The most interesting Jews of 5778 by David M. Weinberg (Israel Hayom)

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

Sept. 29, 2017 Pay attention to these 15 profound, provocative and intellectually significant Jews. They are making a real contribution to the long-term future of the Jewish people. Click here for article

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