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Daily Archives: September 13, 2021

A Yom Kippur story

The synagogue packed with people praying under their white tallises looks like "a forest of snow-covered trees" and everyone prays the same prayer, but under each tallis there is a different person with different...
Chairman of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Natan Sharansky (left) and Israel's Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presents award to last survivor of Babi Yar massacre

The Knesset held a commemoration meeting on Sunday to mark 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre, the symbol of what is known as the “Holocaust of the Bullets,” and which began on the...
Lili Erdos (far right) and her family at the Cholent Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo By Eliana Rudee.

‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent Festival’ (“Sólet” in Hungarian) at the Újbuda outdoor theater in Budapest before the start of the High Holidays, organized by the Chabad Lubavitch organization...
By מינוזיג - MinoZig [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Yom Kippur 2021: A guide for the perplexed

1. Yom Kippur is considered to be a “super Sabbath” (shabbat shabbaton in Hebrew)—a soul-searching opportunity for the pious and evil alike. 2. Yom Kippur is observed on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei...

Can Israeli Nuclear Threats Protect Against Non-Nuclear Attacks?

Abstract: It is widely assumed that a state’s nuclear weapons and strategy are irrelevant to non-nuclear threats. A contrary argument is advanced by Louis René Beres with particular reference to the State of Israel. Urging...
Josh Mandel, a Republican candidate running for an Ohio Senate seat. Source: Twitter.

Time for both parties to repent for their Nazi analogies

After a generation in which Holocaust education has proliferated in the United States, it’s fair to ask whether all that lip service paid to the memory of the Six Million has done as much...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh. Credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon.

Bennett meets with Egyptian President El-Sisi in Sinai

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh on Monday. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders discussed a series of topics,...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at his recall election rally at Culver City High School in Culver City, Calif., September 2021. Credit: Max Elram/Shutterstock.

Jewish voters seen as crucial bloc in California recall election

Despite the odds that California’s embattled Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will defeat an effort to recall him on Tuesday, Democratic organizations, including the Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI) and the Jewish Democratic Council of...
Police and rescue personnel at the scene of a terror attack near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. Two Israelis wear moderatly injured in the stabbing attack, and the Palestinian terrorist was shot, Sept. 13, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Palestinian terrorist stabs, moderately injures two Israeli students in Jerusalem

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and moderately injured two Israeli men in their 20s near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station on Monday afternoon. The attack victims, both yeshivah students, have been evacuated to the hospital. A Border Policewoman...
Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz talks with Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sept. 12, 2021. Source: Channel 12/Screenshot.

Caught on hot mic, Israeli minister says ‘green pass’ not based on epidemiology

Imposing “green pass” rules on certain venues is needed only to pressure members of the public to get vaccinated, and not for medical reasons, Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Sunday, ahead of...