Benjamin Netanyahu Hated George H.W. Bush’s Peace Plan. Now It’s His Policy.

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — When a president dies, the tendency is to put aside long-simmering resentments and consider the wholeness of his record. So it was when Israeli Prime...

Jewish Groups Disavow Antisemitism of Women’s March Leadership

Ever since it took the nation by storm, a dark cloud has been hanging over the Women’s March concerning its leadership’s associations with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis...

Opinion: Anti-Catholic Rhetoric in Supreme Court Lineup Has Broader Implications

By Jake Novak Monday is the day President Donald Trump is promising to announce his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. But we don’t have to wait...

Editor’s Blog, June 25: Defending Joe Frager

Dr. Joe Frager, a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people. really does not need to be defended, not by us here nor by anyone else for that...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Not A Smart Move

Few will dispute the fact that it was not a pretty or helpful sight—the 15,000 people, mostly chassidim, gathered last Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, specifically...

The Wisdom Behind Israel’s Crazy Multi-Party System

By ARIEL PICARD JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked...

George H.W. Bush, President With Complicated Jewish Legacy, Dies at 94

WASHINGTON (JTA) – George H. W. Bush, the one-term president whose public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews out...

The Drama of Running the Jewish Nation With a Razor-Thin Majority

Since Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation as Defense Minister and Yisrael Beytenu’s departure from the government in mid-November, the ruling coalition led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has just...

Building A Political Wall Around The Torah

By Jake Novak To be truly wise, a person first needs to know what he doesn’t know. But that would probably make Facebook really boring! Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, but we could all...

JTA: 5 Jewish Takeaways From Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The first-glance Jewish takeaway the day after the congressional midterms is that the number of Jewish lawmakers appears to have increased — in the U.S. House...

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Bloomberg Ranks Israel 5th Most Innovative Nation

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel moved up to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of the world’s 60 most innovative countries. The...

NASCK Consecrates Unique Florida Cemetery

    The National Association for Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) consecrated a nonprofit cemetery on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Lake Worth, Florida, dedicated to providing a...

The Way It Is: Eye-Opening Prayer

  I give tzedakah very frequently, and I pray very often. This excessive davening followed up by charitable donations is self-serving. I do both in...

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