Opinion: Era of ‘Never Again’ Has Ended

By ERIC ROZENMAN (JTA) — Filmmaker Steven Spielberg told NBC News he thinks society must take the possibility of genocide more seriously now that it has in the past generation. In...

Novak: Where Does Scabby the Rat Come From?

  If you walk the streets of Manhattan with any regularity, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a giant rat. I don’t mean the real rats that crowd around garbage cans...

Novak: Politics Overshadows Killing of California Police Officer

Just before the New Year, a terrible incident occurred in a rural part of California not too far from San Francisco. An illegal immigrant from Mexico shot and killed...

Amos Oz’s Fiction Is Forever; Reality Left His Politics Behind

By THANE ROSENBAUM (JTA) — The young nation of Israel has witnessed in recent years a dwindling of its founding generation — from the passing of statesmen like Shimon Peres to the death...

Novak: Legal Marijuana and Andrew Cuomo’s War on the Poor

By Jake Novak I’d never seen anything like it. There I was with my wife in the summer of 2015, getting excited to see a Billy Joel concert in what was...

Looking Beyond Academics to Improve Jewish Day Schools

By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick About ten years ago, I had the privilege to serve as a scholar-in-residence for an audience of young, energetic, Jewishly involved, and engaged families. The...

Opinion: Anti-BDS Laws Are a Constitutional and PR Mess

By DAVID SCHRAUB BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) — Ronald Reagan infamously described the “nine most terrifying words in the English language” as “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Right now, pro-Israel...

What’s Behind the Conflict Over NYSED Rules for Yeshivas?

By Yochanan Gordon The Jewish world has been up in arms about regulations for non-public schools released recently by New York State. And while the notion that the education of...

Novak: Time for American Jews to Stand Up for Bob Levinson

By Jake Novak You’ve probably never heard of Bob Levinson. But Bob Levinson should be a household name for all Americans, especially American Jews. Here’s why: Bob Levinson is the longest-held...

Re-elect David Stern In Woodmere Fire District

  On Tuesday, December 11, the Woodmere Fire District will conduct their annual commissioner election. This year, David Stern, a current active member of the Woodmere Fire Department, is up...

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Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

Hermon Ski Resort Reopens Following Iranian Missile Launch Over Golan Heights

The popular Hermon ski resort in the northern Golan Heights will open again for visitors after being closed due to the launch of an Iranian...

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