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Daily Archives: February 25, 2021

“Hava Tequila Cabaret” A fun-filled event featuring a cast of young and rising talent

A fun-filled event featuring a cast of young and rising talent. Hosted by Adam B. Shapiro Dani Apple, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Daniella Rabbani, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, and Mikhl Yashinsky & Michael Winograd. Please...

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Sholem Asch

An international celebration of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch’s life and work, including theater, films, music, photographs, sketches, satire, art, and family stories. Now in its 3rd year, Asch Wednesday 2021 streamed live, courtesy of...
The Apollonia Fortress in Herzliya, Israel. Credit: Alla Khananashvili via Shutterstock.

Ten fabulous fortresses in Israel

When you think of Israel, castles aren’t the first thing that comes to mind, which is a shame considering that the country boasts some truly magnificent ones. Some date back thousands of years, while...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: Asatur Yesayants/Shutterstock.

We recognize Haman. But where are Mordechai and Esther?

This week’s festival of Purim provided Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an irresistible analogy. Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia by Mordechai and Esther—two Jews who thwarted the genocidal intentions of...
An employee in Israel's education field receives a COVID-19 vaccine injectionon on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Get vaccinated now; the Torah commands it

During my visits to coronavirus wards at hospitals across Israel, I encountered a most worrying statistic. All of the hospitalized were relatively young people who had not been vaccinated. A few minutes after one...
A scene from the NBC TV show “Nurses.” Source: Screenshot.

NBC pulls episode from ‘Nurses’ show days after getting blasted for ‘SNL’ skit

Jewish groups are cheering a report that NBC is pulling an episode of the TV show “Nurses” from its digital platforms after it depicted a highly inflammatory scene featuring Chassidic Jewish characters. The fictional show...
A Students for Justice in Palestine march in New York. Credit: JCPA.

Canary Mission report: Besides Israel, National SJP puts US, Canada in crosshairs

A new report from Canary Mission, an anti-Semitism watchdog group, documents how National Students for Justice in Palestine has now taken a position against the existence of the United States and Canada. “Students for Justice in Palestine...
Israeli volunteers clean tar off the Gan Or beach, following an offshore oil spill. Feb. 22, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

In wake of tar spill, Israel’s Health Ministry bans sale of fish from Mediterranean

Israel’s Health Ministry on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on the sale of fish from the Mediterranean Sea, due to the massive tar spill last weekend along the country’s shores. Although so far, there is no indication...
A high-rise building in Tel Aviv. Sept.14, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

UAE to increase investment in Israel’s private sector

The United Arab Emirates office responsible for attracting foreign and domestic investment recently opened a mission in Tel Aviv and signed agreements with two offices at Israel’s Economy Ministry aimed at accelerating private-sector collaboration...
A young woman gets vaccinated at Clalit COVID-19 vaccination center in Rehovot on Jan. 4, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli Health Ministry launches vaccination drive for Masa participants

Recent efforts by the Masa Israel Journey organization and the Jewish Agency to petition Israel’s Health Ministry came to fruition on Wednesday with the launch of a vaccination program for Masa participants currently residing...