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The Supreme Court of Western Australia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Rabbi recites Jewish prayer as he is sworn in to Western Australia’s Supreme Court

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The first Orthodox Jewish rabbi to be appointed to an Australian supreme court recited a Jewish prayer at the end of his swearing-in ceremony this week. Rabbi Marcus Solomon, an experienced commercial litigator and arbitrator, was...

Following Grandma’s WWII Path Leads Author to Self-Discovery

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When Sergiusz Scheller left his home in Poland to move to America to be with his bride, Rachael Cerrotti, his mother Danuta told him, “We share the same sky.  We look at the same...
Dr. Ariel Nassim. Credit: Courtesy.

US Olympic Committee doctor Ariel Nassim wasn’t star-struck in Tokyo

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As a captain point guard for his junior varsity basketball team at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, Ariel Nassim led the Hawks to a championship around two decades ago. While...
Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO

PM Bennett Receives 3rd Dose of Vaccine

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, this morning, at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba received the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Following are his comments in English: "Israel is the pioneer of the third dose of...
Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe holding the ancient coin. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority/Facebook.

Israeli astronaut to take ancient coin from Bar Kochba revolt to space

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Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe has chosen to bring an ancient Jewish coin when he travels to the International Space Station for Israel’s “Rakia” mission early next year, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. The 1,900-year-old coin...
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, in 2016. Credit: Awais khan/Shutterstock.

As Taliban conquer Afghanistan, time to sanction Pakistan

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As Taliban insurgents swept through Afghanistan this month on their brutal quest to return that country to the 7th century, ceremonies were held in neighboring Pakistan to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the death...
Photo: Donald Trump speaking with the media at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, by Gage Skidmore

The Infinite Insignificance of Donald J. Trump

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Life can only be understood backwards: but it must be lived forwards.”-Soren Kierkegaard For good reason, millions of Americans remain wary of any Trump return to presidential politics. Nonetheless, though his time in office was...
The Maine State House. Credit: Wangkun Jia/Shutterstock.

Maine lawmaker denounced for attending event hosted by anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist

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A group of lawmakers in Maine condemned a state representative for participating in an event hosted by an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. A total of 53 members of the state legislature signed a letter expressing their solidarity against...
Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett holds a presss conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on August 18, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Palestinian consulate pressure, differences on Iran loom over Bennett-Biden meeting

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On Aug. 26, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will walk the red carpet into the White House, where he will meet U.S. President Joe Biden. The two will exchange pleasantries and then they will...
Hamas members attend a rally in Beit Lahiya in the Gaza Strip on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Campaign Against Antisemitism calls on UK to blacklist entire Hamas terrorist group

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The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) recently wrote to all members of the British Parliament, urging them to ask Home Secretary Priti Patel to ban the terrorist group Hamas in its entirety from the United...