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Documentary: Jewish Refugees Return To Fight Hitler

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The 2020 documentary About Face: Jewish Refugees in the Armed Forces,  streaming on Amazon, documents the thought-provoking WWII story of young Jewish men and women who escaped certain death at the hands of the Nazis. They...

Tovah Feldshuh’s True-Life Role as a Daughter

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Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played  by Tovah Feldshuh; Hatchette Books; 2021; ISBN:9780306-924026; $29. It’s hard to believe that Lilyville is a first book given its accessibility and universal appeal. This memoir of four-time Tony,...
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Lipinsky Family S.D. Jewish Arts Festival Schedule Announced

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The 28th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, Jfest 2021, promises to be sparkling with more stars from all corners of the globe than ever before, thanks to the virtual platform for all...
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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Miraculous Airlift of Ethiopian Jews

It’s one of the most significant historical milestones in the history of the Jewish people and modern Israel. This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the miraculous and heroic rescue of nearly 15,000 Ethiopian...
Police Officers clash with protesters during a protest over tension in Jerusalem, in Ramla, on May 10, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90

How old politics in Ramallah, Gaza, Jerusalem and Washington have set Israel ablaze

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After one of the calmest extended periods in decades in the Middle East—and in Israel, in particular—the tide has suddenly turned, reverting to classic political mistakes that have all but erased the positive gains. The...
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Washington’s agenda is completely wrong—and incendiary

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Throughout the month of Ramadan, the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority and Hamas have been inciting Arab Israelis in Jerusalem and throughout the country to attack Jews. And so it happened that at the outset of...
U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a bilateral meeting at the White House on Jan. 27, 2020. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

Trump: Biden encouraging attacks by not backing Israel

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Former President Donald Trump commented on the escalating situation in Israel, sharply criticizing his successor, U.S. President Joe Biden, and accusing him of not sufficiently supporting Israel. “When I was in office, we were known...
Israel Aerospace Industries new ventilator production line, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

UJA-Federation of New York to give $200,000 in COVID-relief aid to India

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The UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations working on coronavirus-relief efforts in India. A $60,000 grant will go to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to be put towards a partnership...
An Arab-Israeli Lod resident climbs up a pole to replace and Israeli flag with a Palestinian one, May 10, 2021. Source: Twitter/Screenshot.

Arab Israelis in Lod riot, set fire to synagogue

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Arab Israelis took to the streets of Lod and neighboring Ramla in the center of the country on Monday night, hurling rocks and firebombs and setting fires to trash cans, tires, a synagogue and...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaking at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), congressional reception for newly elected congressional representatives. Credit: Phil Pasquini/Shutterstock.

Omar accuses Israel of ‘act of terrorism’ for Gaza strikes

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has accused the Israeli government of committing an “act of terrorism” with its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday. The Israeli strikes were in response to Hamas bombarding Israel with rockets...