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Monsieur Chouchani taught many of the 20th century's Jewish scholars. Archive Photograph: No credit.

Shining a light on one of Judaism’s most enigmatic scholars

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For Israeli Philosophy Professor Shalom Rosenberg, the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who had the privilege of meeting Monsieur Choucani and those who did not. An enigmatic scholar, Choucani taught many...
Emissaries and other guests rejoice during the Chabad-Lubavitch movement's 44th International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) in Bayonne, N.J., on Nov. 19, 2017. Credit: Chabad-Lubavitch/Chabad.org.

In era of social acrimony, the Rebbe’s words and wisdom provide insight into bridging...

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Chabad may be synonymous with Jewish outreach, but once a year, for three days, the movement reaches in. The International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) usually draws as many as 6,000 rabbis and lay...

Book Details 200 Places Around the World of Jewish Interest

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The Complete Jewish Pilgrim is Howard Kramer’s fourth book in the Complete Pilgrim series. Kramer, a peripatetic, created the series by touring nearly thirty countries, forty American cities, and taking hundreds of pictures of the...

Respecting the Torah vs. respecting the Constitution

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“God who gave us life gave us liberty … Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that...

To Prevent a Nuclear War: America’s Overriding Policy Imperative

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Abstract: Though current US defense policy centers on matters of conventional war and terrorism, other problems remain more existentially worrisome. Most conspicuous in this regard are variously intersecting issues of nuclear war avoidance. The following article examines...
Construction underway at the new housing for Jewish community in Hebron. Credit: Courtesy/The Jewish Community of Hebron.

Building commences on Jewish housing in Hezekiah Quarter of Hebron

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Construction has started on 31 new housing units for Jewish residents in the city of Hebron, which represents the first new major building in the “H2” section of that town in the past 21...
The New Israel Fund has created a fundraising avenue to enable philanthropic contributions to groups excluded by major American Jewish organizations and local federations. Credit: NIF.org.

Watchdog: New Israel Fund collaborating with pro-BDS groups

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The New Israel Fund has increased its funding of a series of left-wing organizations and Palestinian aid groups, at least one of which has ties to an organization that supports the BDS movement, according...
Arab Israelis shop at the Arab-owned King Store supermarket chain in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva. July 27, 2015. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel approves $9 billion plan for advancement of Arab sector

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The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved two five-year plans for the advancement of the country’s Arab sector. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, one plan involves the allocation of some 30 billion shekels ($9 billion)...
Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and a leading adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Credit: Tehran Times.

Top Iranian official vows ‘shocking’ response to any Israeli attack

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The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on Sunday that Iran’s response to any Israeli attack would be “shocking” and cost the Jewish state “tens of thousands of billions.” “Instead of allocating 1.5...
A view of the U.S. Consulate General on Agron Street in Central Jerusalem, Israel, March 4, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

The battle for the US consulate in Jerusalem

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The professional echelon at the Israeli Foreign Ministry has described the expected American opening of a consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem as an “introduction to the division of the city.” They stress that...