Rabbi Meir Kahane and Israel’s Far Right, Explained

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered a partnership between the extreme right-wing party Jewish Power, or Otzma Yehudit, and the more moderate right-wing Jewish Home, the...

Yochanan Gordon: Paying for the Million Dollar Masmid

  By Yochanan Gordon A “Headlines” episode hosted by businessman and author David Lichtenstein recently raised some eyebrows. The show’s title was “Marrying for Money in Halachah and Hashkafah” and it...

Two Historians Help Explain Why People Misunderstand Zionism

By ARIEL SOBEL LOS ANGELES (JTA) – I was born in 1995, which means a lot of things. The Twin Towers toppled when I was only in kindergarten. I’m a digital...

Novak: Put Views First, Not Politics

Over the past three weeks, we have seen two Democrats ensnared in blackface/KKK costume controversies (Ralph Northam, Mark Herring), another Democrat accused of sexual assaults (Justin Fairfax), a Democrat...

Novak: Ask Rep. Omar to Name Names

Newly-elected Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota didn’t break any new ground this past weekend with her tweets saying AIPAC money fuels U.S. government support of Israel. That particular...

Eurovision Competition Shows How Israel Has Failed Religious Jews

By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY JERUSALEM (JTA) — A beloved group of Israeli musicians, the Shalva Band, recently made the tough decision to give up a musical chance of a lifetime rather than...

I Was Barred From Becoming a Foster Parent Because I Am Jewish

By Lydia Currie (JTA) — When my father was 7 years old, he was placed in an orphanage. His own father had died and his mother’s mental illness prevented her from...

Novak: Here’s What to Watch for in the Lead Up to 2020

As much as I love analyzing and writing about politics, count me among those millions of Americans who are none too pleased about the fact that the 2020 presidential...

Change in Trump Policy Helped Israel Export Medical Marijuana

By Anis Modi WASHINGTON (JTA) — This week, the Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved legislation that will allow local cannabis companies to start exporting medical marijuana, making Israel the third nation...

Novak Cries Foul on Never-Trumpers’ Accusations

By Jake Novak Last week’s news cycle was dominated with a fresh round of Trump/Russia collusion hysteria. Most notably, there was the New York Times story reporting that the FBI...
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  On Thursday, June 13, HANC Middle School held its Names, Not Numbers© program. Names, Not Numbers is a copyrighted oral history film project and...

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