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For the 30th year, Herzog College hosted its annual Bible conference, the Yemei Iyun B’Tanakh, with lectures online and in-person, like this one in Alon Shvut, July 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Herzog College hosts 30th annual Bible conference, teaching Tanach worldwide

For the 30th consecutive year, Herzog College hosted its annual Bible conference, the Yemei Iyun B’Tanakh, this week with lectures in-person and online in four languages. The proceedings were held entirely online last summer because of...
Israeli rescue forces and police at the scene after a mass fatality scene during the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer at Mount Meron in northern Israel, April 30, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

A year with too much to mourn

It may have been discouraging, but the dismal turnout for a national rally that was supposed to bring Jews together against anti-Semitism was also an appropriate reminder of the greatest challenge facing them. A...
Chilean presidential candidate Daniel Jadue. Source: Twitter/Daniel Jadue.

Chile: The peril of Daniel Jadue

The anti-Zionist activist Roger Waters, who also doubles up as the bassist of veteran rockers Pink Floyd, gave a ringing endorsement last week to one of the candidates in the Chilean presidential election, which...
A view of Jerusalem with the Israeli flag in the foreground. Credit: John Theodor/Shutterstock.

International delegation of ambassadors begins diplomatic visit to Israel

A delegation of foreign ambassadors to the United States and United Nations began a week-long visit in Israel on Friday, hosted by Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan and sponsored by the...
Los Angeles Unified School Bus in Hollywood on Orange Driv. Credit: Walter Cicchetti/Shutterstock.

Los Angeles Unified School District passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) unanimously passed a resolution that denounced anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli rhetoric, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. The resolution, which was passed on Tuesday, also called on the district to update its...
American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris. Credit: AJC.

AJC CEO David Harris to leave position after 31 years

Longtime CEO of the American Jewish Committee David Harris announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down in May after 31 years in the position. Harris said in a news release that it was...
Court proceedings. Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock.

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 18 months in jail for online threats against Jews

A man from Lehighton, Pa., was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to 18 months in prison for making Internet threats against Jews. Corbin Kauffman, 32, received his sentencing on Tuesday after pleading guilty to one...
Israeli filmmaker and activist Rudy Rochman in Nigeria. Source: Facebook/Rudy Rochman.

Family members speak on behalf of Israeli filmmakers arrested in Nigeria

A trio of Israeli filmmakers remains arrested in Nigeria for the past week while the reason for their detainment and the charges have not been released. Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Jerusalem Post the arrests of...
Crowds of fans at a Beitar Jerusalem game. Source: Beitar/Twitter.

Beitar soccer club drops match with Barcelona for refusing to play in Jerusalem

Beitar Jerusalem soccer-club owner Moshe Hogeg said on Thursday that he canceled a friendly match with Barcelona after it refused to play in Jerusalem. “After receiving the contract for signing and being exposed to the...
Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat arrives at a Likud Party meeting on May 28, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Barkat drafts bill to stop reopening of US mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem

Israel’s opposition, led by Likud Knesset member and former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, submitted a bill on Wednesday to bar the United States from reopening its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem. The...