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A Passover table setting. Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock.

Passover 2021: The Jewish season of hope arrives

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When the Haggadah tells us: “You have redeemed us from Egypt, You have freed us from the house of bondage, You have fed us in famine and nourished us in plenty; You have saved...
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude at the Western Wall. Source: Instagram.

ESPN host and basketball star Rosalyn Gold-Onwude opens up on Israel’s impact on her...

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When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second trip—this time, as a staff member on her younger sister’s Birthright...
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Pesach: War of Worldcraft

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Like most kids, ours spend a lot of time on their gadgets. We brought them into the world with the hope they might savor the gift of life. Or at least ride their bikes...
Yaphet Kotto. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish actor Yaphet Kotto, star of ‘Alien,’ Bond villain, dies at age 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who starred in the film “Alien” and played the first black James Bond villain, died on March 14 at the age of 81, his wife announced on Facebook. Kotto’s wife of 24...
U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

Biden’s ‘Nine-Miles-Wide Plan’

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The Biden administration reportedly intends to demand that Israel return to the nine-miles-wide pre-1967 armistice lines. Should we be surprised? How dangerous would that be? And what should American Jews do about it? According to...

A Stain on Jewish Values: Israel’s Misguided Obeisance to Donald Trump

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“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the entire Torah; the rest is commentary…. Rabbi Hillel, Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a Introduction: Trump and Talmud Israel’s largely enthusiastic support for Donald J. Trump...
United Nations ambassadors Gilad Erdan of Israel and Linda Thomas-Greenfield of the United States. Credit: Israel Mission to the U.N.

Erdan, Thomas-Greenfield team up, urging use of tech to fight domestic violence

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Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and United Nations, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, together with the nonprofit organization Michal Sela Forum and the UJA-Federation of New York,...
King Abdullah of Jordan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jordan reveals new defense pact with US, allowing more open military access

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Jordan released a new defense agreement on Sunday with the United States that allows free entry for U.S. forces, aircraft and vehicles. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi told parliament that the pact was “the...
An aerial view of Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2016. Credit: Mike Vaccaro/U.S. Army via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran said to have threatened ‘USS Cole-style’ attack against Washington’s Fort McNair

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Iran has threatened to attack an army base in Washington, D.C., as well as the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, the AP reported on Sunday. Citing “two senior U.S. intelligence officials” speaking on condition...
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attends a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rafah Medical Complex in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 23, 2019. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Hamas head supports ‘popular resistance’ to gain legitimacy ahead of Palestinian elections

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By Y. Yehoshua The Palestinian daily Al-Quds, based in eastern Jerusalem, recently published an article by Hamas politburo head Ismail Haniyeh aimed at “clarifying Hamas’s position on and vision of” the upcoming Palestinian elections. The Palestinian Authority...