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Daily Archives: April 26, 2021

Aging Holocaust Survivors Form A Musical Band

I must start my review of Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band differently than other reviews I have written. If you want to put a smile on your face and say L’Chaim “to Life,” I urge...
The Jewish community of Porto, Portugal, celebrates Shabbat at the main synagogue. Credit: Jewish Community of Porto.

Jews of Portugal and their recent rebirth

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...
The mosaic flooring, unearthed in 2021 in Yavne, will go on display at the city's cultural center. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

1,600-year-old mosaic pavement unearthed in central Israel to be placed on display

A 1,600-year-old mosaic pavement that was uncovered recently in Yavne in central Israel will be placed on display at the city’s cultural center, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. The project is a...
Jay Inslee, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The crisis and opportunity in Jewish early-childhood education

Early-childhood education (ECE) is the pivotal point when Jewish families enter the Jewish community as a unit and begin a new, lifelong connection with Judaism and Jewish life. This might sound like hyperbole, but I believe it’s...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 12, 2020. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Is it the end of Bibi’s era?

Is Bibi finished? Not yet, but the signs indicate that his end may be near. He’s had a long run. He served as Prime Minister during 1996-99, and again from 2009 to the present. That makes...
Palestinians in the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, protest over growing tension in Jerusalem, April 25, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

After days of rockets on southern Israel, Hamas gets an ultimatum

As part of its power struggle with Fatah, Hamas has been enabling smaller Gazan terror factions to fire rockets at Israeli border communities since Friday. Since April 23, the smaller armed groups have fired 41...
Logo of the Palestine is for Everyone Party. Credit: Palestinian Media Watch.

A third of Palestinian political parties have logos erasing the State of Israel

Of the 36 parties participating in the Palestinian Authority’s May 22 parliamentary elections, 11 have logos featuring a map of “Palestine” that completely erases the State of Israel. These include the two dominant Palestinian political...
Protesters gather at the French embassy in Tel Aviv to demand justice for Sarah Halimi, murdered by her Muslim neighbor in Paris in 2017, April 25, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Hundreds protest at French embassy in Tel Aviv over Halimi murder ruling

Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of the French embassy in Tel Aviv on Sunday in solidarity with the large-scale demonstration held in Paris to demand justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jew who was...
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Oct. 30, 2020. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Report: Christian missionaries infiltrate haredi enclave in Jerusalem

The haredi community of Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood was rocked by scandal on Sunday after it was revealed that a prominent local haredi family were actually Christian missionaries. According to haredi news site Behadrei Hadarim, the family used forged documents to immigrate...
Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona captain Tal Dan hoists the FIBA Cup, April 25, 2021. Source: Twitter/Ironi Ness Ziona.

Defeating odds, Israeli team crowned FIBA Europe Cup champion

Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona has been crowned the new International Basketball Federation Europe (FIBA) Cup champions, after beating Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and earning their first title in a European club...