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Saturday, September 25, 2021

What Macron’s Victory Says About French Jews

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he vast majority of French Jews are celebrating Emmanuel Macron’s first-round victory in the presidential runoff. He is a globalist with a social conscience, a convinced European who will not lock France into a...

Iran’s TV censors draw ridicule, protests

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Censorship is nothing new for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), but particularly awkward editing has recently brought the state broadcaster international ridicule. The censoring of sports events and movies is common on Iranian television. Iranian viewers have grown accustomed...

Sholem Aleichem’s Work Continues to Inspire

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Sholem Aleichem, the celebrated Yiddish writer behind the stories of Tevye the Dairyman, which inspired the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, died 101 years ago last Friday. Fiddler, of course, continues to entertain...
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Munich Security Conference in 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The letter that Avigdor Liberman will never write

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The “letter” below has, of course, never been written; it’s a product of my imagination. Yet without a move along its lines, Israel won’t have a government and we may have to go to...

Sinagoga medieval debasho de una butika en Ingletierra

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En el mundo ay algunos lugares ke verdadmente tienen una istoria djudia kuaje totalmente eskondida.  Ma de ves en kuando un jurnalisto  los topa i mo los aze saver, grasias al Internet.  Asnsina podimos...

In Defense of Kenneth Marcus

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Kenneth L. Marcus has been nominated to direct the Office of Civil rights in the United States Department of Education, based on his extensive experience as a civil rights attorney and a legal scholar....

The Tevye Tales They Left Out Of The Musical

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I'm happy to spread the word about this show. These three truly are among the finest actors on the Yiddish stage. If you like a good laugh give yourself a treat and see                           Tevye...
Einstein's official 1921 portrait after receiving the Nobel Prize in physics. (Wikimedia Commons)

Albert Einstein handwritten letter auctioned in Jerusalem

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A handwritten letter by legendary physicist Albert Einstein about one of his groundbreaking theories sold in Jerusalem on Tuesday for more than $100,000 as part of an auction of valuable documents. The 1928 letter, penned...
Willem van de Poll, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The man behind the last days of Adolf Eichmann

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I was very young on that May day in 1960, helping my Auschwitz survivor mother in the kitchen when the radio announced: “The Nazi war criminal the architect of the “Final Solution” is in Israel...
Jonathan Markowitz, chief rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Kiev. Credit: Chabadkiev.org.

Ukrainian government honors longtime rabbi of Kiev

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The Ukrainian parliament has awarded Rabbi Jonathan Markowitz, chief rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Kiev, a medal of honor for his 20 years of service in the city, as well as his contribution...