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Daily Archives: July 5, 2021

Let’s Have Compassion for the Rabbi’s Spouse

I believe some of the most important unsung heroes of non-Orthodox Judaism are the spouses of pulpit rabbis.  We don’t pay them, but more often than not, we expect them to devote their lives...
The Lower House of the Polish parliament called Sejm. Credit: Spandow Stock Photo/Shutterstock.

After latest legislation on stolen Jewish property, it’s time to cut ties with Poland’s...

Poland is awash in anti-Semitism, and it is the government in Warsaw that is setting the hateful tone amid the worst breakdown in Polish-Jewish relations since the fall of Communism more than 30 years...
An American flag. Credit: In Green/Shutterstock.

Who’s lying about critical race theory?

As Americans prepare to celebrate the 245th anniversary of their nation’s founding, many if not most of the ideas they used to take for granted about what July 4th meant are under attack. Most...
Israeli rescue forces and police at the scene of the tragedy at Mount Meron in northern Israel, April 30, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israel launches probe into Mount Meron disaster

The state commission of inquiry into the April 30 Mount Meron tragedy, which saw 45 people killed and 150 injured in a stampede during the Lag B’Omer festival at the site, began its work on Sunday. The...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaking with U.S. President Joe Biden on June 13, 2021. Credit: Ariel Zandberg/GPO.

In first phone call, Bennett thanks Putin for Russia’s role in ‘regional stability’

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the role that his country is playing in maintaining regional stability, his office said in a statement. Monday’s phone call was the...
The unauthorized Israeli outpost of Evyatar before its evacuation as part of a deal with the government, July 2, 2021. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

Nordic fund KLP disinvests from 16 Israeli firms over settlement ties

Norway’s largest pension fund, KLP, announced on Monday that it was disinvesting from 16 companies connected with Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria, including Motorola and Israeli telecom giant Bezeq. Following a “thorough assessment” of...
Demolition crews set off explosives to bring down the remaining portion of a collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, July 4, 2021. Source: YouTube

Surfside condo demolished ahead of tropical storm

Controlled explosives on Sunday brought down the rest of the Surfside, Florida condo that collapsed on June 24, leaving more than 140 people dead or missing. The confirmed death toll rose to 24 on Saturday with 121...
The Israeli outpost of Evyatar before its evacuation, July 2, 2021. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash9

Evyatar residents leave settlement but with hopes of return

The last of the Jewish residents of Evyatar left the hilltop settlement on Friday afternoon in accordance with an agreement reached with the government following days of negotiations. Fifty-three families had moved into Evyatar, established...
The seven women who completed the officer-training course with Israel's Border Police, July 4, 2021. Credit: Israeli Border Police.

Record number of women to become officers with Israel’s Border Police

A record seven women completed the Border Police’s officer-training course on Sunday, two of them cited for outstanding performance. The seven women were among a graduating class of 23 candidates, who will now join the...