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Daily Archives: September 2, 2021

Israeli president sends Rosh Hashanah greetings to Diaspora Jewry

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday released a special Rosh Hashanah video message to Jews all over the world, wishing them a year of health and unity. “Dear friends, as we approach the new ...
Pomegranates in Kfar Achim on Sept. 8, 2019. Photo by Mila Aviv/Flash90.

10 great reasons to love the pomegranate

Coaxing the edible seeds out of a pomegranate is a popular how-to topic. Some swear by the whack-with-a-wooden-spoon method; others massage out those ruby-red arils in a bowl of water to keep things neat. Any...

The Real Danger of that Atheist Harvard Chaplain

The news media had a field day recently with the man-bites-dog story of the self-proclaimed atheist who was recently named chief chaplain at Harvard University. After nearly 400 years of having chief chaplains who believe...

3 Takeaways from Afghanistan for Us at Home

First, remember our troops, living and dead, who served the United States in Afghanistan since 2001.  They are owed our gratitude for their steadfast presence in a difficult country and our help as they and...
Acting Consul General of Israel in New York Israel Nitzan and the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) gathered at the Ground Zero memorial site to mark the Jewish calendar’s 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and its victims. Source: Israeli consulate/Twitter.

Israel’s consulate in New York honors 9/11 victims on 20th anniversary of attacks

Acting Consul General of Israel in New York Israel Nitzan and the Port Authority Police Department gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday to mark the Jewish calendar’s 20th...
Israel’s Haifa port. Credit: Zvi Roger/Haifa Municipality.

Chinese-run port opens in Haifa, new port also in works in Ashdod

Israel opened a Chinese-operated shipping port in Haifa geared to increase competition and the country’s status as a trading nexus. The 5.5 billion shekel ($1.7 billion) Bay Port at Haifa is being operated by Shanghai...
Palestinian trucks loaded with aggregate, iron and cement enter through the Kerem Shalom border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 1, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Hamas: Series of Israeli steps to ease conditions in Gaza are ‘not enough’

Hamas has warned that a series of recent steps by Israel to ease conditions in the Gaza Strip are “not enough,” adding to growing tensions along the Gaza-Israel border. Hamas has threatened to expand...
Jean-Marie Le Pen. Credit: Frederic Legrand, COMEO/Shutterstock.

Founder of far-right party in France on trial for inciting anti-Semitism

The trial has begun against Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s main far-right political party National Front (FN), who faces charges of inciting racial hatred against a Jewish pop singer and actor. The 93-year-old did...
The campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Credit: Onar Vikingstad via Wikimedia Commons.

New report finds ‘disturbing’ levels of anti-Semitic activity at University of Illinois Chicago

Last week, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) welcomed students back to campus. But how welcome can the university’s Jewish population feel sharing a campus with a student group whose members have a long history...
An Israeli health worker takes COVID-19 test samples in Tzfat on Aug. 31, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israel approves $17 million in appreciation grants for COVID-19 medical workers

The Israeli Cabinet on Wednesday approved a decision by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to allocate 55 million shekels ($17.1 million) in grants for medical and health-system employees involved in treating COVID-19 patients. “The special grant...