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Daily Archives: September 1, 2021

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High Holiday Preparations in the Jungle

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As a yeshiva student in the Old City of Jerusalem in my 20s, I learned that the month of Elul was a big deal, a 29-day period to buckle down on preparation for the...

Young Adult Novel Deals With Miscegenation, Dysgraphia, Antisemitism

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This is a story for Young Adults set in the turbulent 1960s, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states via its decision in Loving v. Virginia. Leah, a recent...
NCSY celebrates a Summer to Remember at Yom NCSY 2021. The event was held at Live Park in Rishon LeZion and featured Jewish music sensations Shlomo and Eitan Katz. Credit: NCSY

2,300 Teens Join 23 NCSY Summer Programs in Israel & US this Summer

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This was an extremely meaningful summer for the more than 2,300 teens who participated in the 23 NCSYsummer programs in Israel and the United States. NCSY is the flagship youth movement of the Orthodox...
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the White House in Washington DC, USA, August 27, 2021. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO

Flattery and empty promises won’t preserve an alliance

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The reviews at home were mixed for Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first meeting with President Joe Biden. Many of those who despise Bennett’s right-wing principles thought he did a good job, while most...
Hezbollah flags flying over southern Lebanon. Credit: John Grummitt/Shutterstock.

Lebanon has not received request to transfer Iranian fuel, energy minister says

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Lebanese Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar said on Wednesday that the country’s caretaker government has not received a request to import fuel from Iran. His comments come after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah had announced last month that...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Knesset on June 13, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Lapid says Biden plan to reopen US Palestinian mission in Jerusalem a ‘bad idea’

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Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday said Israel believes the U.S. plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem to service Palestinians is a “bad idea,” while arguing that the consulate could fracture the fragile...
A Palestinian policeman inspects a truckload of textiles at the Kerem Shalom crossing in the Gaza Strip, June 21, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel agrees to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip

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Israel approved a series of steps on Wednesday to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip that were imposed since the IDF’s “Operation Guardian of the Walls” took place between May 10-21. The easing includes expanding...
Haniya's meeting with Taliban delegation (Source: Twitter, Ebrahemmuslam, August 15, 2021) via MEMRI.

Hamas leader, officials: uncompromising resistance is only way to expel ‘the occupiers’

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and other officials were among the first to congratulate the Taliban on “expelling the occupiers” by means of their “jihad” from Afghanistan. According to a report by the Middle East Media...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

Nearly all Jewish students, alumni say campus anti-Semitism is a ‘problem,’ new survey reveals

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Nearly all Jewish college students and alumni who participated in a recent survey by Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) said anti-Semitism is a problem on college campuses, with three-fourths describing it as a “very serious”...
The seal of the U.S. Department of State. Credit: Christopher E. Zimmer/Shutterstock.

Jewish State Department officials call on Blinken to fire anti-Semitic employee

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More than 70 Jewish officials at the U.S. State Department penned a letter that urges U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to fire “an openly anti-Semitic” department employee, according to a copy of the...