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Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado. Credit: Courtesy/Temple Emanuel.

Avowed white supremacist gets 19 years in prison for synagogue bomb plot

A federal court in Denver sentenced Richard Holzer on Friday to 19-and-a-half years in prison for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. Holzer, 28, an avowed white supremacist, pleaded guilty last year to hate...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a memorial for Zionist activist Joseph Trumpeldor in Tel-Hai in northern Israel on Feb. 23, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Netanyahu: Attack on Israeli-owned cargo ship ‘indeed Iranian action’

The attack on the Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman was “indeed an Iranian action, that’s clear,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Kan News on Monday. Iran “is Israel’s greatest enemy, and we are striking it...
Ibtisam Mara'ana-Menuhin arrives for a hearing at Israel's Supreme Court in Jerusalem on Feb. 24, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel’s Supreme Court paves way for controversial Labor candidate’s Knesset run

Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday overturned a ruling by the Central Elections Committee that banned Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin, No. 7 on the Labor Party’s Knesset slate, from vying in the March 23 election. Mara’ana-Menuhin, an Arab-Israeli filmmaker from...

Managing Nuclear Threats: President Biden’s Primary Policy Imperative

“It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” Guillaume Apollinaire, The New Spirit and the Poets (1917) In the final analysis, nuclear war...
A woman at the Central Post Office Building in Jerusalem on March 18, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90.

Israel, Bahrain sign historic postal agreement

Following the announcement in January that the Emirates Post Group would add Israel to its operations network, the Israel Post will now begin to send and receive packages from Bahrain. Beginning Monday, Israelis will be...
President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call from the Oval Office, Monday, June 8, 2009. Credit: White House/Pete Souza.

Report: Obama offered Syria Israeli withdrawal from Golan Heights

Just a few months before the Syrian civil war erupted in March 2011, the Obama administration offered the Assad regime an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for severing ties with Iran...
The “Minerva Helen” oil tanker, at the terminal of Dunkirk, France. Credit: Remi Jouan via Wikimedia Commons.

Israel rules out Greek tanker as suspect in Mediterranean oil spill

The Greek tanker Minerva Helen was not the source of the tons of toxic tar that washed up on Israel’s shores last weekend, Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry announced on Sunday. A team led by the ministry and including representatives...
An illustration of a game of chess. Credit: Monster Ztudio/Shutterstock.

Iranian chess players join global competitors in Israeli-led virtual tournament

Iranian chess players participated for the first time in a virtual tournament on Monday that was part of an Israeli solidary initiative. From beginners to grandmasters, a total of 438 chess players from more than 40 countries,...

Join the JPPC today: “Yiddish Song Workshop & Sing-along: Pesach (part 1 of 4)”

Join the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC for our Yiddish Song Workshop & Sing-along: Pesach (part 1 of 4) Led by Binyumen Schaechter via Zoom and YouTube Today, Monday, March 1 7 to 8 p.m. ET (New York...

Helping Others With Our Feelings

One form of bonding that is very important for helping us to deal with the suffering of others is empathy. Empathy allows us to get inside the mind of the sufferer in the hopes...