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“We Are Jews Again” by Yuli Kosharovsky

We Are Jews Again by author and activist Yuli Kosharovsky has been recently translated from Russian into English. It revolves around Jewish activism in the Soviet Union, and is a detailed account of the stories...

Ben Kingsley playing Adolf Eichmann in film about Nazi’s capture by Israel

Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley is in Buenos Aires filming a Hollywood movie about the capture of Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents. Kingsley, a British actor, is starring in “Operation Finale,” which chronicles the notorious...

Israel sets conditions on negotiating with Palestinian unity government

The Israeli government said it will not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas unless it meets several conditions, including a halt to the group’s terrorist activities. The conditions, which were...

Marc Klionsky, master portrait painter, dies at 90

Marc Klionsky, a Soviet-Jewish émigré to New York who gained worldwide prominence painting portraits of such eminent figures as Golda Meir and Elie Wiesel, has died. Klionsky, who died last month at 90, was the...

The Selfie Syndrome

ס׳איז מסתּמא נישט קיין סוד, אַז דער „סעלפֿי‟ (selfie), וואָס האָט זיך גיך פֿאַרשפּרייט איבער דער וועלט, ווי, נישט דאָ געדאַכט, אַ מגפֿה אין מיטל־עלטער, ציט איר ייִחוס פֿון די גאָר אַלטע צײַטן, פֿון...

La envitasion al viaje, de Charles Baudelaire

Ninya miya, ermana miya; Suenya kon la dulsura De ir aya a bivir djuntos! Amar kon olgura, Amar i morir En el payis ke te asemeja! Los soles mojados Destos sielos nuvlados Por mi tino tienen los enkantos Tan misteriozos De...

Belgium freezes aid for Palestinian schools over honor for terrorist

Belgium said it will freeze funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school the nation helped fund renamed the institution for a terrorist who killed Jewish civilians. The nation’s Jewish...

Jewish camp in Northern California ravaged by forest fire

Much of a Reform Jewish summer camp has been wiped out by forest fires sweeping across Northern California. The Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp Newman, an hour north of the San Francisco Bay, has been...

Gal Gadot speaks Hebrew while hosting ‘SNL’

Gal Gadot, making her debut as host of “Saturday Night Live,” spoke Hebrew, kissed cast member Kate McKinnon and portrayed a Bosnian woman going on a blind date with O.J. Simpson. Gadot opened with a...

Wisconsin Is the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

 Last week, two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel as a condition of any state contract. In recent years, more than 20 US states have passed legislation...

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