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Do Sephardic religious Jews hold the keys to understanding with our Muslim neighbors?

For the better part of the past century, Israel and Jewish leadership around the world have been trying everything possible to make peace with our Muslim Arab neighbors. Interfaith dialogue.  International summits. Offering and...
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Newly minted P.M. candidate Gantz avoids controversy

After several weeks of polling as many as 15 seats, but not talking, the former IDF Commander in Chief Benny Gantz announced that he would kick off his campaign. Media personalities spoke about the prospect...
Two teams in Israel lining up. Credit: Erel Taly.

Israelis get inside the huddle, embrace the strategy and tactics of American football

Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. While the low-scoring affair certainly wasn’t...
Likud Party supporters outside the Jerusalem Likud casting poll on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Likud Party members vote for Knesset candidate list ahead of April 9 elections

Likud Party members took to the polls on Monday to set the party’s Knesset list ahead of general elections on April 9. The party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu puts 142 candidates in front of...
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union Address on Jan. 30, 2018. Credit: White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

Holocaust survivor who came late to Tree of Life services to attend State of...

A Holocaust survivor who arrived late to the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27 will be one of several personal guests of U.S. President Donald Trump at the annual State of...
Elan Carr. Credit: Elan Carr/Facebook.

Iraq war veteran, grandson of Holocaust survivors Elan Carr tapped as anti-Semitism envoy

After a 21-month-long vacancy awaiting the appointment of the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the Trump administration has picked Iraq War veteran and attorney Elan Carr to fill the...
Israeli American author and anti-Semite Miko Peled. Credit: Screenshot.

Anti-Semitic author and BDS activist scheduled to speak at Bucknell University

An Israeli American author and activist who has said that Jews have “a reputation for being sleazy thieves” and questioned whether the Holocaust occurred, as well as equated Zionism with racism, is scheduled to...
Yachad Israel member Rachamim Friedman serves at the cafe. Credit: Yachad.

Belly-filling, heart-warming: An evening in Jerusalem’s Yachad Cafe

It only happens once a month, so you’ll want to mark your calendar well in advance. Because, like with other classy German Colony restaurants, you’re better off making a reservation if you don’t want...
U.S. President Donald Trump being interviewed by CBS News. Credit: Screenshot.

Trump: US military to stay in Syria, Iraq to combat Iran and ‘to protect...

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to reverse course on his desire to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, now saying that they will stay there and in Iraq to combat Iran, which he stated is...
A protest against Focus on the Family's "Stand for the Family" event at the Xcel Energy Center, planned by OutFront Minnesota. Credit: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons.

Controversial initiatives on abortion from New York, Virginia elicit Jewish commentary

Jewish groups sent mixed reactions to the latest string of controversial late-term abortion initiatives. New York enacted a law last week that allows abortions to be performed by non-doctors until the point of birth, while Virginia Democratic...

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