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Federation helps emerging Jewish population in Germany

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“When I was 11, my mother put me and my little brother on a train to Serbia and told me to care for him.” This is how Anja started her story.

Unite the Right fizzles

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Sunday’s Unite the Right Rally in Washington was a virtual no-show for the white supremacists who sought a reprise of the torch- and weapons-c…

Early elections in Israel?

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The political machinery in Israel is gearing up for the next election. By law, a vote for a new Knesset must be called by late next year. But …

Holocaust Museum’s exhibit makes excuses for FDR

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The most important person in the story of America’s response to the Holocaust, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was not mentioned even once in…

We must introduce Jewish kids to ‘Rabbi Google’

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Jewish schools need to teach their students how to use the Internet as a Judaic resource. There is no Jewish knowledge that can be imparted to…

On Charlottesville anniversary, recommitting to the fight against hate

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On August 12, 2017, the nation was gripped by the shocking scene of hundreds of white supremacists taking to the streets of Charlottesville, V…

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is a hopeless case

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One only needs to read British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s apology to understand just how meaningless it is.

Changes in open Orthodoxy

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This is a season of change for Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Modern Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss in 1999. Chovevei’s p…

Organized prayer in America

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The new Pew Research Center survey, “Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services,” examines the reality of increasingly empty houses…

Problems with Labour

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With so many curious things happening in politics in this country, you can be forgiven for not paying attention to the circus that Great Brita…

Low-tech terror from Gaza

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It was Samson who tradition says set the tails of 300 foxes on fire and sent them into the fields of the Philistines to destroy their crops. A…

Israel’s friend Putin

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Israel appears to be one of the few winners from the Helsinki summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both…

An open letter to millennials from a Jewish baby boomer

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They used to write about us when I was your age with endless articles in Time and Newsweek marveling at how different we were from “the establ…

The great deception on Gaza’s border

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What would the United States do if 30,000 Mexicans, organized by a known terrorist group, marched toward the Texas border throwing rocks and M…

Birthright walkouts

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We don’t know whether the walkouts from two recent Birthright trips were an aberration or a sign of things to come. In either case we believe …

Stating the obvious

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The ill-conceived nation-state bill, which the Knesset was expected to vote on this week, has drawn criticism from Israel’s left and right, fr…

Elections have consequences

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Barring something akin to a tsunami, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will, sooner or later, be confirmed as the newest Supreme Court justice. Elections …

6 reasons I love ‘doing’ Jewish

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Shabbat rejuvenates me

Emails from my father

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My father has a daily routine: Every morning at work, he searches for the word “anti-Semitism” in Google’s News section. On any given day, he …

Giving ammunition to BDS

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After being turned away from Ben-Gurion airport by authorities and put on a plane back to the United States, Ariel Gold, a supporter of the bo…