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Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer addresses the 2014 Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit. Credit: Maxine Dovere.

Ex-ambassador Dermer: Israel should focus more on outreach with evangelicals

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Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said on Sunday that Israel should focus more of its attention in reaching out to evangelical Christians, as they make up the bulk of Israel’s...
The Strauss family, Germany, c. 1890. Members of the Strauss family moved to Louisiana and established F. Strauss & Son, Inc. The wholesale grocery company became a staple of the Louisiana town. Donated by Morris Mintz. Courtesy of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience set to open in New Orleans

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Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans announced on Wednesday that the new attraction will open to the public on May 27. Originally slated to roll out its exhibits in February 2020,...
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Danon: US Jewish leaders can either support community or re-enter Iran deal

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American Jewish leadership must choose between either supporting its constituents or a Biden administration that seems to be in a rush to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations...
Cole and Ella Emhoff, stepchildren of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, attend the 59th presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II.

How many American Jews are there, and does it really matter?

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This past weekend, the White House Passover seder was hosted by America’s Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born lawyer is the first Jew to be a spouse of a vice president, as well...
Large groups of illegal aliens were apprehended by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents near Yuma, Ariz., on June 4, 2019. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo by Jerry Glaser.

Why do Jewish groups no longer care about ‘kids in cages’?

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If there was one cause that united all critics of former President Donald Trump during the past four years, it was their horror and outrage about “kids in cages.” In the view of most...
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan talks with David Jackson of the Philos Project while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil-rights demonstrations. Credit: Southern Jewish Life.

In first US tour, Israel’s envoy embarks on ‘personal journey’ along civil-rights trail

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For his first American tour after being named Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan said he wanted to make a “personal journey, listening and learning about the history and the incredible contribution...
Rush Limbaugh. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Spitfire, sure, but Rush Limbaugh also saw the need for Israel’s defense

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In spitfire fashion, Rush Limbaugh engaged millions of people daily for hours on his talk-radio show, which at the end of his career was broadcasted on more than 650 radio stations. The controversial figure,...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Credit: Hans Pennink/Shutterstock.

Cuomo directs hate-crimes task force to investigate graffiti at Jewish center

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide assistance in an investigation of anti-Semitic graffiti found outside a Jewish center in Queens, N.Y. “I am disgusted by the swastika...
More than 170 entertainment industry leaders signed on to a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA). Credit: Courtesy.

170 celebs, execs to launch new ‘Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance’

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More than 170 entertainment industry leaders released a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA), a joint initiative by black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals devoted to countering racism and anti-Semitism.  In...
US and Israel flags, image by Ted Eytan via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

The true nature of tolerance

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Leo Strauss describes in his classic work “Natural Right and History” how the left came to espouse intolerance as a value: “When liberals became impatient of the absolute limits to diversity or individuality that are...