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Daily Archives: March 5, 2021

Jewish community members at synagogue in Agadir City, Morocco. Photo by Abir Sultan/Flash90.

Moroccan Jews reflect on their heritage and tradition post-normalization with Israel

Experts in global Jewish history believe that highlighting minority voices within the Jewish community has the power to honor its nuances and interconnectedness. JNS’s new series highlighting Jewish ethnic minorities aims to elevate their...
Large groups of illegal aliens were apprehended by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents near Yuma, Ariz., on June 4, 2019. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo by Jerry Glaser.

Why do Jewish groups no longer care about ‘kids in cages’?

If there was one cause that united all critics of former President Donald Trump during the past four years, it was their horror and outrage about “kids in cages.” In the view of most...
Security forces outside a Jewish school in Marseille, France, detaining a would-be assailant with a knife. Source: Screenshot.

Security overpowers knife-wielding man outside Jewish school in Marseille

Security forces outside of a Jewish day school in Marseille in southern France stopped an armed, would-be assailant who showed up at the school on Friday before going into a nearby kosher market. According to...
Matzah-ball soup. Credit: Flickr.

OneTable offers resources and guidance for meaningful, safe Passover seders

At a time when people are feeling isolated and in need of meaningful connection, OneTable, which empowers people to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner experiences, is helping boost the Passover seder. To...
Left: Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Right: U.S. President Joe Biden. Source: U.S. State Department/Joe Biden via Facebook.

Will a US-Saudi rift affect Israel?

The Biden administration has distanced itself from Saudi Arabia, imposing sanctions on some Saudi officials over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but stopped short of penalizing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
Kamala Harris when she was a California senator with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017. Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Harris to Netanyahu: America stands against ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, assuring that the United States stands against the International Criminal Court’s war-crimes probe of Israel. According to a readout from the Prime Minister’s...
Nearly 100 Jewish day school joined Hidden Sparks' seminar

Nearly 100 Jewish day school educators join Hidden Sparks program addressing mental health during...

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a negative toll on so many aspects of everyday life, including the ongoing anxiety of students and teachers in the classrooms. Hidden Sparks, a nonprofit focusing on training teachers...

Protest systemic Jew-hatred in education THIS SUNDAY in LA

Our partner organizations on the ground in LA include Club Z and Yad Yamin. Our co-sponsors include: Almost Jewish Atlanta Israel Coalition Artists 4 Israel Be Counted 4 Israel Black and Jewish Unity Canadian Anti-Semitism Education...
Photo: Lowell City Hall, located at 375 Merrimack Street Lowell, Massachusetts. Southwest side of building shown. Visible in the foreground is a raised island containing monuments to the city's early Greek immigrants, Cardinal O'Connell, and the city's Irish-American Community.By Emw, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Lowell, Mass., Knows Better Than NYC How to Respond to Antisemitism

The city of  Lowell, Massachusetts., did it right confronting anti-Semitism. It was not so right when Manhattan dealt with distortions on Israel. Thirty miles north of Boston, a school board member uttered an anti-Jewish slur...
From left: Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen hold a press conference at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on March 4, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Austrian and Danish leaders meet in Jerusalem to discuss joint vaccine development

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a summit meeting in Jerusalem on Thursday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to discuss establishing a joint fund for the research, development...