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The boxes of matzah shipped by Shavei Israel to Poland's Jewish community for Passover 2019. Credit: Jewish Community of Poland.

Jerusalem-based group ships two tons of matzah to Jewish community in Poland

The Jerusalem-based organization Shavei Israel shipped two tons of matzah from Israel this week, consisting of 1,692 boxes of Matzot Aviv, 45 boxes of handmade shmurah (“guarded”) matzah and 90 boxes of specially machine-made special shmurah matzah, announced Shavei Israel...

Superman, Batman and deeper Torah concepts

Superhero comics have been influenced greatly by Jewish life in the United States and by Torah learning, according to Jordan Gorfinkel, 51, the entertainment entrepreneur who managed the Batman franchise for a decade before...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington D.C., on March 5, 2018. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Nine Jewish groups call on Trump to stop Netanyahu on West Bank pledge

Nine Jewish groups have called on U.S. President Donald Trump to stop Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, newly re-elected to a record fifth term, from carrying out his campaign promise to annex parts of the West Bank. “We believe...
From left: U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, White House adviser Jared Kushner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, meeting in Jerusalem on June 22, 2018. Credit: U.S. Embassy in Israel.

Trump administration to release Mideast peace plan ‘as early as this month’

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election on Tuesday, the Trump administration could release its peace proposal for the Israelis and the Palestinians “as early as this month,” according to ABC News, citing sources knowledgeable...
Selfie image as the spacecraft prepared for its lunar landing. Credit: “Beresheet.”

XPRIZE to award $1 million to SpaceIL for orbiting moon

The nonprofit organization XPRIZE announced on Friday that it will award SpaceIL with a $1 million award for being just the seventh nation to orbit the moon, despite not landing on the moonon Thursday after a failure...
Wix.com's headquarters in the Tel Aviv Port area. Credit: David Shay/Wikimedia Commons.

Wix announces plans for new headquarters in Tel Aviv

Israeli web-development platform Wix has announced plans for a new headquarters and campus in Tel Aviv, the company announced this week. The new facility is slated to measure nearly 550,000 square feet and cost about...
Omar Barghouti. Photo by Kevin Van Den. Flickr/Creative Commons.

United States denies entry to BDS founder and leader Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti, founder and leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, was denied from entering the United States on Wednesday. He was informed by airline staff at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel that...
U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr is sworn in (on a Hebrew Bible, or Tanach) by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 11, 2019. Credit: Josh Katzen/JNS.

Elan Carr officially sworn in as US anti-Semitism envoy

Elan Carr was sworn in on Thursday as the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo administered the oath of office to Carr, who placed one hand over a Hebrew...

As Funders Abandon Support for Jewish Arts and Culture, Nonprofits Are Close

When BimBam recently announced that it was shutting down for lack of sustainable funding, people involved with Jewish arts and culture were upset—but not shocked—by the news. “Everything is ending,” sighed Alicia Jo Rabins,...
Israelis cast their ballots at a voting station in Jerusalem during the general elections on April 9, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Israel: Beating a dead Leftist horse

Israel’s electorate has refused to grow up, and its leaders are to blame. They turned the election campaign into a fight of Right against Left—though it’s been clear for years that there is no Israeli...

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