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Daily Archives: June 25, 2021

Fresh-baked challah for Shabbat. Credit: Pixabay.

One Table opens more in-person Shabbat dinners for young Jewish adults

One Table, an organization that empowers those in their 20s and 30s to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner, is reopening with indoor dinners of up to 10 people as it...
Staff and volunteers with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) distribute food packages to the Jewish community in Kishinev, Moldova, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

JNS earns eight awards in 40th annual AJPA contest

In a third consecutive year, JNS took home a number of annual Simon Rockower Awards earned by editors, staff members and freelance writers in the American Jewish Press Association’s 40th annual competition for excellence in Jewish...

Novel portrays 3 English-speaking students at Hebrew University

Dorothea Shefer-Vanson’s eighth novel concerns three foreign students studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Each of them is from an English-speaking country; specifically the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.  Two are married,...
Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth. Source: Screenshot.

The ‘right’ way to be anti-Semitic, according to Human Rights Watch

Only a generously funded, celebrity-endorsed NGO utterly convinced of its own rectitude would have the chutzpah to proffer advice on combating anti-Semitism, just weeks after it labeled the world’s sole Jewish state as the...

Anti-Israel Forces Block Ship in Oakland, Food Festival in Philadelphia

It turns out that Arab terrorism is not restricted to Israel. Advocates for the Palestinians exerted their terrorism talents in or near two prominent American cities 3,000 miles apart in recent weeks. First they prevented...
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem during an official state visit to Israel, March 25, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

America and Germany to collaborate on Holocaust-education efforts

The United States and Germany launched a dialogue on Holocaust issues on Thursday in the face of rising anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, signing a letter of intent during a ceremony. According to a State Department...
U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Credit: Peter Stein/Shutterstock.

Israel gives China a little taste of its own medicine at UN

In a rare move, reportedly due to U.S. pressure, Israel joined a declaration this week criticizing China at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over human-rights abuses against Muslims living in the Xinjiang Uyghur...
The U.S. Capitol building. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

AIPAC lauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee for bill supporting Abraham Accords

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was applauded by AIPAC on Thursday for adopting the “Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021,” which seeks to support and expand recent normalization agreements between Israel, United Arab Emirates,...
New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams. Credit: Steve Sanchez Photos/Shutterstock.

New York mayoral frontrunner Adams gets high marks from Orthodox community

Orthodox Jewish backers of New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams, who holds a sizable lead in the city’s Democratic primary as results continue to roll in, cite his law-and-order message as being key...
U.S. House of Representatives building in Washington, D.C. Credit: www.house.gov.

Bipartisan bill seeks to block funding to Hamas and other terrorist groups

A bipartisan bill aiming to cut funding to terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip was introduced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. If passed, the “Hamas International Financing Prevention Act,” H.R....