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The Machane Yehuda outdoor market in Jerusalem was bustling as Israelis prepared for the upcoming Sukkot holiday on Sept. 20, 2021. Photo by Eliana Rudee.

Snapshots of Sukkot

Sukkot is a week-long holiday in Israel (as opposed to eight days in the Diaspora), with the first and last days as Yom Tov and national holidays in which businesses are closed. This year,...
Credit: Andrii Koval/Shutterstock.

Survey finds nearly two-thirds of Jewish students feel unsafe, half hide identity

A new survey has found an alarming level of anti-Semitism experienced by Jewish students on college campuses, with students who claim a strong sense of Jewish identity and connection to Israel feeling unsafe and...
Saul Friedlander in 2008. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Holocaust survivor awarded Balzan Prize honoring scientific achievements

A historian and Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor was one of the recipients of this year’s international Balzan Prizes, which recognizes distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. Saul Friedlander, 88, was awarded the prize for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for...
Government Press Office (Israel), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How will we remember Ida Nudel?

The heroes of our generation are slipping away. And unless you were among the fortunate few to have gone to meet them in the former Soviet Union during the decades from 1970s to the...

‘Nations don’t let nations go out of existence,’ she said

It was December 1983 and Yael Dayan—Labor Party Knesset member, novelist and daughter of legendary general and defense minister Moshe Dayan—had been booked into town as featured speaker for the Columbus Jewish Federation’s annual...
A rendering of the new Hille Center at the University of California San Diego. Credit: Hillel.

After series of lawsuits, Hillel breaks ground for new Jewish center at UC San...

The Hillel of San Diego has started construction on a new Jewish center across from the University of California San Diego campus after facing several lawsuits that challenged the project. The Beverly and Joseph Glickman...
A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi, September 2021. Credit: IsraAID.

Former rescuer of Soviet Jews helps bring Afghan women to freedom

A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul last week in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi. Among them were athletes, including members of the...
Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister Ann Linde. Credit: Government Offices of Sweden.

Lapid holds first conversation in seven years with Swedish counterpart

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with his Swedish counterpart, Ann Linde, in the first such conversation between the two countries’ top diplomats in nearly seven years. “I spoke with @AnnLinde, the Minister of Foreign...
Camp Young Judea in Union Vale, N.Y. Source: Google Maps.

NYPD officer charged for vandalizing Jewish summer camp during Rosh Hashanah

An officer of the New York City Police Department has been arrested and charged for breaking into and vandalizing a Jewish camp on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Matthew McGrath, 37, of Middletown, N.Y.,...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was joined by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, former United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in the livestreamed meeting. Source: Screenshot.

Blinken hosts livestream with Abraham Accord members to mark one-year milestones

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will continue to build on the Trump administration’s successful Abraham Accords between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a virtual event marking the accord’s one-year...