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Russian Prisoner of Zion Anatoly Altman dies at age 77

Former Prisoner of Zion Anatoly Altman, one of a group of Jews arrested by Soviet officials for attempting to hijack a plane to Israel, died on Thursday in Haifa. He was 77 years old. Born...
Elliott Abrams interviews Natan Sharansky at the Jewish Leadership Conference in New York on Oct. 30, 2018. Credit: Jackson Richman.

ZOA affirms that ‘conservative ideas make America better’: A recap of the Jewish Leadership...

To promote Judaism and conservatism in the context of American life and ideals and Zionism, the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC) held its second annual conference in New York on Oct. 28. “We believe conservative ideas because they...
Celebrating the opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the new Project TEN center in Mexico City, August 2021. Photo by Andrea Hamra.

Jewish Agency opens new Project TEN service-learning center in Mexico City

In response to needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Agency for Israel has launched a new volunteer center for the Project TEN service-learning program in Chimalhuacán, Mexico City, in collaboration with the...
A prehistoric shark tooth found in Jerusalem’s City of David. Photo by Omri Lernau.

Why were dinosaur-era shark teeth found in Jerusalem dig?

Scientists at Jerusalem’s City of David happened upon an unusual finding recently, when they discovered an ancient cache of 29 shark teeth while excavating the basement of a 2,900-year-old home on the site. Strangely enough, the teeth...

The Intercultural Fusion and Conflation of Islam and Judaism in Morocco

Morocco is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world due to its extensive history; one major reason for its rich cultural heritage is due to the fact that numerous empires controlled...
Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram. Source: Linoy Ashram/Instagram.

Linoy Ashram snags gold for Israel in rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won a gold medal for Israel in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, beating out stiff competition in three separate routines with hoops, ball and ribbon. “It’s what I dreamed of for...
Jewish protesters shut down Boston traffic on July 2, 2019, over migrant detention centers on the U.S. southern border. Credit: Screenshot.

Jewish protesters shut down Boston traffic over migrant detention centers

More than 1,000 demonstrators, including Jewish ones, shut down traffic in Boston on Tuesday, some chanting the post-Holocaust rallying cry “Never again” to protest the reportedly horrific conditions at migrant detention centers in the United States. The...

Yom Kippur 5780, music and memory

In just a little while, the notes of Kol Nidre will start playing, that melody that moves the one who knows its meaning as much as the one who knows nothing about it. Theodor...
Israeli-American Council CEO Shoham Nicolet. Credit: IAC via Twitter.

The ‘gateway between US Jewry and Israel’

Shoham Nicolet, co-founder and CEO of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), is not particularly interested in talking about what’s dividing Israelis and American Jews. “We’re not focusing on the rift between U.S. Jewry and Israel. Honing...
More than a dozen players from the 2019 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Israel as part of the program “Touchdown in Israel III,” the third installment of a VIP trip to Israel for NFL players organized by Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. Credit: Josh Hasten.

Touchdown! NFL, Patriots, Kraft score friends and followers in Israel

As he was coaching young Israeli high school players during an American football in Israel (AFI) scrimmage game at the Kraft Family Sports Campus this past Friday morning in Jerusalem—and with six New England...