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Daily Archives: November 12, 2021

Exterior of the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue building in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. Credit: Courtesy of “A Tree of Life” documentary.

Documentary on worst anti-Semitic attack in America shows courage under fire

SWAT teams rushing to a synagogue to save people from a shooting? That was something most people thought they’d never see. But that’s what happened at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue when Gregory Bowers opened...

Tel Aviv Opera Produces a Truly Magical ‘Magic Flute’Dorot

A performance of ‘The Magic Flute’ in the evening led us to spend a day in Tel Aviv, enjoying the view of the sea from the restaurant on the sun-drenched promenade, partaking of the...

The Perfect Dose by Jack Rubinstein

Passionately written science meets the human condition in this occasionally raunchy, at turns hilarious and ultimately illuminating novel. The Perfect Dose follows a run-of-the-mill Midwest physician as he throws himself into a headlong fight...
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) (center-front) along with other members of Congress meet with Palestinian children in Hebron as part of a delegation organized by J Street. Nov. 10, 2021. Source: Jamaal Bowman/Twitter.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s ‘thought crime’ on Israel and the Palestinians

“Sanction.” “Boycott.” “Cancel.” “Expel.” “Reject.” These five words encapsulate the methods and approach of the Palestinian solidarity movement in Western countries. Theirs is the politics of snarling censure and immovable doctrine, in which softer notions...
The signing of the Oslo Accords on Sept. 13, 1993. Credit: Vince Musi/The White House.

Peace-processing like its 1993

In a meeting in May with then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined the Biden administration priority “to continue to rebuild our relationship with the Palestinian people and the...
Capitol Hill. Credit: rarrarorro/Shutterstock.

Republican lawmakers introduce bill to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terror group

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) have reintroduced legislation that urges the U.S. State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The measure, which was introduced in the Senate by...
Photo of the man suspected of setting a fire at Congregation Beth Israel in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 31, 2021. Credit: Austin Fire Department.

Teen arrested in connection to arson at Austin synagogue

An 18-year-old was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly setting a fire in front of a synagogue in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 31 amid a rising number of anti-Semitic incidents in the city over the last few...
A delegation that toured California to promote the Abraham Accords meets with Oracle CEO Safra Catz (fifth from left) on Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Sharaka.

‘People-to-people’ relationships are centerpiece of Abraham Accords’ progress, advocates say

The Abraham Accords garnered headlines in 2020 as landmark normalization deals between the governments of Israel and Arab states. But more than a year later, advocates of the agreements are emphasizing their impact on...
The Arizona State Capitol. Credit: Shutterstock.

Holocaust Association sends educational books to prisons in Arizona

The Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) has donated hundreds of books about the Holocaust and other genocides to prisons across Arizona. The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry thanked PHA for the books in a Twitter post last month,...
Juana Ruiz Rishwami. Source: Screenshot.

Spanish citizen pleads guilty in Israeli court to funding Palestinian terrorists

Juana Ruiz Rishwami, a Spanish resident of the West Bank, pleaded guilty in an Israeli military court on Wednesday for facilitating payments to Palestinian terrorists. Rishwami, a fundraiser for the NGO Health Work Committees, was...