Opinion: Mandatory Moment of Silence Needed in Public Schools

By Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht Presidium Chairman Rabbinical Alliance of America July 30, 2019, marked the 63rd anniversary of the bipartisan vote of the U.S. Congress (pl 84-140) enacted to...

Law Places Stumbling Block, Not Wall, in Way of Trump Candidacy

By Yochanan Gordon It seems like the Democrats are feeling around in the dark with ways to keep President Trump out of the White House. If we’re reading the tea...

How the AMIA Attack Changed Latin American Jewry Forever

By ILAN STAVANS AMHERST, Mass. (JTA) – Twenty-five years after the terrorist attack that targeted the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, leaving 85 people dead and hundreds more injured, one thing...


  By Shalom Pollack As I entered the club where I work out, I was greeted by Shalom, a member of the kibbutz that owns the facility. He asked what the meaning...

Frager: We Must Help Find Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz

By Joseph Frager, MD American citizen and father of five, Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz, went missing in Israel one Saturday morning six weeks ago. It is hard to believe, but there...

Choosing Life

By Malkie Hirsch Going away for yontif with young children is no easy feat. When Moshe was alive, we very seldom went anywhere far from home. There were a few reasons: ...

Op-Ed: Qatar Shows Two Faces to the World

By David Reaboi Four Israelis were buried earlier this month in the wake of nearly 1,000 rockets Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired into Israeli population centers, striking schools, synagogues and...

A Modest Proposal: Take The Men Out Too

By Ann D. Koffsky and Sarah D. Rudolph We all know the new look: A couple is honored; their names are both printed, but only the man is shown. An ad...

Middle East Forum Defends Conservative German Party’s Poster of Muslim Slavers

(JTA) — A conservative pro-Israel think tank has come to the defense of a far-right German party over a campaign ad depicting dark-skinned Muslim slavers bargaining over a naked...

Letters To The Editor: Enough Is Enough

Dear Editor, “And whoever saves a life of Israel, it is considered as if he saved the world” (Mishnah Torah). As the author and photographer of the book "Ten Times Chai:...
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Cleveland Indians Star Yasiel Puig Visits Camp Simcha

(JTA) — Major League baseball star Yasiel Puig visited a Jewish camp for kids with cancer and called it “one of the best days”...

Amazon Launches Operations in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amazon announced the launch of operations in Israel. The company set up a website in Hebrew, which talks about its local delivery services, in...

Malkie Hirsch: Life With Livia

By Malkie Hirsch As I strolled through the aisles of the grocery store, I listened to Livia tell me that she was making her next...

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