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Daily Archives: November 2, 2021

Secrets of the Cave of the Patriarchs exposed

On Aug. 25, 1859, Italian archaeologist and engineer Ermette Pierotti tried to sneak into the sanctuary at the Cave of the Patriarchs with the assistance of some Muslim friends. But before they had even...

Our Jewish Parenting: Keeping Consistency Constant

Two key factors have kept us sane while raising the next generation of Jewish kids: involving God in the process and striving for consistency in our parenting effort. My wife, Shira and I leave the...
Stamps used by Nazi Germany to tattoo numbers on Jewish prisoners' arms during the Second World War. Photo: Yehonatan Shaul.

Jewish leaders, Holocaust survivors livid over auction of Nazi prisoner stamps

Jewish leaders and Holocaust survivors expressed outrage Monday after an auction house in Jerusalem offered for sale a set of needle stamps used by Nazis during World War II to tattoo numbers on the...
From left: Holocaust survivors at Bergen-Belsen. Harry (Chaim) Olmer, Mala Tribich, Eve Kugler and Alfred Garwood. Photo by Sam Churchill.

March of the Living UK focuses on nuance as it brings delegation to Germany...

GERMANY—The two provocateurs who approached the group at the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany at the end of October knew what they were doing. What they probably didn’t realize was that they helped cement...
Torch-carrying protesters in Charlottesville march chanting anti-Semitic and anti-minority slogans on Aug. 11, 2017. Source: Twitter.

Neo-Nazis are not a political metaphor

All may be fair in love, war and politics, but you have to wonder about the astonishingly poor judgment of the political gurus at the Lincoln Project for their latest act of campaign malpractice....
Ra'am leader Mansour Abbas and party members at their headquarters in Tamra on election night, March 23, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Hamas widows, orphans and ties to the Israeli coalition

Given the fact that the Arab-Israeli Ra’am Party is openly Islamist and associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the revelation on Friday evening by Channel 13’s Ayala Hasson that it’s been funneling money into Gaza to finance Hamas...
Flag of Hezbollah and Lebanon flying together. Credit: Arthur Sarradin

Saudi rift with Lebanon growing amid discontent over Hezbollah’s dominance

If Lebanon, mired in a financial and political crisis, didn’t have enough problems, it has angered Saudi Arabia, an important economic patron. The Saudis have taken umbrage at comments made by Lebanon’s information minister....
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for Elbit System’s new technological campus at Ramat Beka in the Negev Desert, Nov. 2, 2021. Credit: Ariel Hermoni, Israeli Defense Ministry.

Gantz: Defense budget will allow Israel to develop new tools, plans, technologies

The new Israeli defense budget expected to be approved by the Knesset this month as part of the national budget vote will enable Israel to develop new tools, operational plans and technologies to take...

Lebanese journalist: Energy access to be found in peace agreement with Israel

Lebanese Shi’ite journalist and media personality Nadim Koteich wrote in an article in the popular London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that Hezbollah is holding the country hostage and preventing it from reaching a peace agreement with Israel. According to...
Rabbi Yudi Steiner, director of the Rohr Chabad at GW, holds up a Torah at a campus rally against anti-Semitism on Nov. 2, 2021. Credit: @phebegphoto/The Rohr Chabad at GW.

Hundreds march at George Washington University to take stand against anti-Semitism

Chanting “Am Yisrael Chai”—the Jewish people live—hundreds of students at George Washington University marched from the building that houses the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to the center of campus to stand against anti-Semitism. The “Torah...