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Daily Archives: November 15, 2021

Latkes. Credit: Pixabay.

Tapas-oriented Hanukkah: Latkes, wings and doughnuts

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Paula Shoyer’s Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook was a near-instant success. It offers 46 kosher-for-Passover recipes that can be used for other holidays as well, from soups and salads to appetizers, sides to main courses and desserts—a...
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Survivor of Suicide Loss Day to hold alternative option for Jewish community

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day, or ISOSLD) is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as...
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Polish heroism during World War II

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After the fall of Poland at the start of World War II, some Polish diplomatic offices in other countries remained open. In Bern, Switzerland, ambassador Aleksander Ładoś and his two principal aides, Stefan Ryniewicz...
Bari Weiss. Source: YouTube.

Higher education is broken. Can a new anti-woke start-up make a difference?

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As toxic as Twitter can be, sometimes the orgies of abuse and mockery for which the social media forum is so well-known can tell us something important. When the woke world is competing to...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at an event at the Knesset celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords, Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Gantz announces visit to Morocco, defense deal reportedly in works

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz plans to visit Morocco on Nov. 24, Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. While there, he is expected to sign a defense deal between the two countries. The United Arab...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his official visit to Serbia in 2017. Credit: Sasa Dzambic Photography/Shutterstock.

Israeli officials fear Turkey’s Erdoğan will exploit imprisoned Israeli couple as political pawns

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An Israeli couple was arrested by Turkish police on Friday in Istanbul for taking pictures of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s residence while touring the country. They have been charged with political and military espionage. Israeli officials...
A wide view of the 30th plenary meeting of the General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

US abstention on anti-Israel UNRWA vote marks ‘dangerous backslide’ in policy at UN

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The United States voted last week to abstain on a resolution concerning the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the U.N.’s agency that handles Palestinian refugees—part of several resolutions put forth in...
U.S. Special Representative to Iran Robert Malley, former CEO of the International Crisis Group and former National Security Council official during the Obama administration. Source: Screenshot.

US Iran envoy in Israel ahead of upcoming nuclear talks

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was expected to meet with the Biden administration’s special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, on Monday. Malley is heading a U.S. delegation on a regional trip that will also include...
An illustration of a cyber attack. Credit: F8 studio/Shutterstock.

US Treasury partners with Israel to combat ransomware

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The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Sunday that it was expanding cooperation with Israel to combat the threat of ransomware. The bilateral cooperation will take the form of a U.S.-Israeli Task Force on Fintech Innovation...
View of the city of Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev desert, Oct. 23, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli Cabinet approves $160 million plan to strengthen Negev communities

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The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a $160.8 million plan to strengthen the communities of the Negev, the Prime Minister’s Office reported. The plan, which comes in the framework of the relocation of Israel Defense Forces bases to...