Dreyfus Affair Film Wins 2nd Place at Venice Film Festival

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jewish director Roman Polanski’s film about the wrongfully convicted Jewish French army officer Alfred Dreyfus won second place at the Venice Film Festival. “An Officer and a...

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...

Israeli Director Wins Oscar for Best Live Action Short

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The Israeli director who won the best live action short Oscar award Sunday night mentioned his grandparents, who are Holocaust survivors, in his acceptance speech. “I...

The Sandy Diaries, Part 2: The Aftermath

By Anessa V. Cohen What’s there to say about the aftermath of this storm? So many things come to mind–shock at the sheer size of the destruction wreaked by this...

New Israel Fund Taps David Myers as Board President

(JTA) — David Myers has been named board president of the New Israel Fund several months after stepping down as CEO of the Center for Jewish History following a...

March Mayhem

By Judah Rhine North Shore defeats Flatbush. In the 2016 championship game of the seventh-grade boys’ division of the MJDSBL, North Shore defeated Flatbush by a final score of 48—37....

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 to by President Trump as...

Is Iron Dome Losing Its Touch?

TEL AVIV (JTA) — After the weekend’s fighting between Hamas and the Israeli army, some Israelis have raised questions about the strength of their country’s missile defenses. Over the course of...

OU Advocacy Hosts Annual Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C.

A delegation of 100 Orthodox rabbis and communal leaders from across the country — from California and Kentucky to New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida — converged on the nation’s...

Israel Awards Top Literature Prize to Novelist Critical of Its Policies

  Israeli author David Grossman. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo. Israel's national prize for literature, one of its most prestigious honors, is to be awarded this year to novelist David Grossman, an...
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Kohelet: The ‘Wright’ Motivation

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