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Daily Archives: June 11, 2021

One-Day U.S. Screening of Documentary on the Warsaw Zookeepers Who Hid Jews

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An unusual, although not unprecedented, rollout for the documentary Of Animals and Men will occur on Tuesday, June 22, in theaters around the nation when the film telling “the true story behind The Zookeeper’s Wife” will be given...

Eva’s Babkallah

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I am going to start this baking post a little differently than all of the others that I have published to date. Here is the question: How many of you in the Jewish social and...
Harald Bischoff, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth:’ A Passion for Purpose, Action, and All Things Jewish

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Hummingbird-like, Tovah Feldshuh inhabited Dr. Ruth Westheimer as she flitted around the stage, all the while, espousing optimism, warmth, and humor. The actress incredibly mastered the German-Swiss-French-Hebrew-English accent with nary a dropped rolling R,...
Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Credit: Pierre-Selim/Flickr.

The anti-Semitism of Jean-Luc Mélenchon

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In the first round of the French presidential election in 2017, nearly one in five voters marked their ballots for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the candidate of the newly formed far-left “La France Insoumise” (“France Rising”)...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, May 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot/C-SPAN.

Omar forces a difficult choice for Jewish Democrats

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After a surge in violent anti-Semitism inspired in no small part by vicious attacks on Israel by members of their party’s left-wing, some Jewish Democrats have had enough. After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) compared the United...
Education secretary Miguel Cardona. Source: Twitter.

Republicans urge education secretary to enforce civil rights protections for Jewish students

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A group of 19 Republican members of Congress on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona highlighting rampant anti-Semitism at American colleges and universities, and urging him to apply Title VI...

President Rivlin laid a wreath in memory of Romanian Jews who were murdered in...

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President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin today, Wednesday 9 June / 29 Sivan, laid a wreath at the Holocaust memorial to Romanian Jews. Head of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania...

Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in Yavne have recovered an intact chicken egg dating from...

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While excavating an ancient cesspit dating from the Islamic period (about 1,000 years ago), Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists in Yavne were astonished to find an unbroken chicken’s egg. The large-scale archaeological excavations, directed by...
photo credit: Mark Neyman (GPO)

President Rivlin spoke at a joint sitting of the Romanian parliament before some 350...

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President Rivlin: “I am proud to stand here today, the representative of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, holding in my heart and bearing the full weight of responsibility for building the future...

Are We Genetically “Grounded”? Hebrew University Identifies Molecular Factors that Enable Birds to Fly,...

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For centuries, scientists, aeronautic designers and adventure-seekers have sought to replicate the qualities that allow birds to fly, namely wing-structure and balance. However, without an external mechanism such as a hot air balloon or...