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Members of the Bnei Menashe community in India make matzah prior to Passover, March 2021. Credit: Samuel Suantak, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Lost tribe of Bnei Menashe in northeast India prepares Passover matzah

The Bnei Menashe community in the remote northeastern Indian state of Manipur began preparing for Passover earlier this week, including by baking matzah at the Shavei Israel Hebrew Center in Churachandpur. The Bnei Menashe, or sons of...

Traditional passover songs for listening, singing and enjoying!

The Maccabeats - Dayenu - Passover - דיינו Music video for “Dayenu," a multi-genre twist on the classic Passover Seder song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZgDNPGZ9Sg&list=RDCZgDNPGZ9Sg&start_radio=1 Gad Elbaz - Ma Nishtana גד אלבז - מה נשתנה https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1rH7rYuZQE Prayer-eoke: The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana...)...
The Reichstag building in Berlin, where the Bundestag meets. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany to draft law expanding citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims

The German government on Wednesday agreed to draft a law that would allow more descendants of those persecuted by Nazis to reclaim German citizenship. The government said the new law would be a change to rules adopted in...
Passover table setting. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Passover seder’s takeaways speak to the woke divide

This Saturday night in the midst of the loosening COVID-19 pandemic and the tightening of America’s cancel culture pandemic, Jewish families will celebrate the Passover seder. Veterans of seders past anticipate the drinking four cups...
Photo: Claudia Gabriela Marques Veira

No Shortage of Ill-Informed Israel Bashers

American Jews cannot avoid hearing from grossly ill-informed Israel-bashers, most notably those who masquerade as being loftier than thou. Four items in recent weeks stand out. Among those who distorted Israel’s role in the Covid-19...
A view of Oxford, England. Credit: Skowronek/Shutterstock.

Archaeologists discover first evidence that medieval Jews in Britain kept kosher

Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence that Jews living in England in the 12th and 13th centuries observed Jewish dietary laws, reported The Jewish Chronicle on Thursday. The findings revealed this week are from a 2016 project...
“Iron Sting” can hit targets with a very high degree of accuracy and reduce the risk of collateral damage, particularly in urban warfare settings. Credit: Israeli Ministry of Defense.

IDF acquiring first-of-its-kind GPS and laser-guided mortar

The Israel Defense Forces will soon receive its first-ever mortar munition guided by GPS and by laser, representing a new level of accurate firepower that units will be able to deploy in the battlefield. The...
Ilia Salita (photo credit: GENESIS PHILANTHROPY GROUP)

New Award Announced to Recognize Applied Research Initiatives Focused on Jewish Communities Around the...

The establishment of the Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award, funded by Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), was announced at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) 2021 International Conference on Wednesday, March 17. The award celebrates the life and legacy of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters on election night at Likud Party headquarters in Jerusalem, March 23, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Netanyahu, opponents have no clear path to governing majority, official election results show

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents have no clear path towards a Knesset majority, Israeli election results show, indicating that the country’s political gridlock will continue. The results of Tuesday’s election confirm that...
Illustration from a polling station in Jerusalem, as Israelis vote in their general elections, on March 23, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Post-Israeli elections, US Jewish groups blast inclusion of Religious Zionist Party

U.S. Jewish groups reacted to Israel’s election results, which have once again ended in a political stalemate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents falling short of the necessary numbers mandated to...