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Don’t Get Too Comfy in the Diaspora (Ki Tavo 2020)

Baruch Gordon quotes a commentary on the First Fruits offering which delivers a powerful message to Diaspora Jews today...

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Elder Of Ziyon - The shtetl mentality is alive and well with liberal American Jews

European Jews were conditioned over generations to not make waves because of fears of deadly antisemitic responses to the slightest perceived provocations. This is the shtetl mentality, and it is one that Zionism worked hard to eradicate in Israel.

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We need to talk about the ethnic cleansing of Middle Eastern Jews

"The wholesale ethnic cleansing of Mizrahi and Sephardi communities, from Iraq to Egypt, from Tunisia to Libya, is a sordid episode in the history of the region which has been cynically ignored by the world." Asher Weisz reveals a disturbing pattern of pe

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EXCLUSIVE: The End of Jewish Yemen is Imminent

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have ordered at least some of the country’s remaining Jews to leave, according to sources in the Amran Governorate, north of the capital Sanaa, who spoke recently with The Media Line.

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Orthodox Jews sue de Blasio, Cuomo for discrimination over lockdown rules

The plaintiffs, along with two Catholic priests, accused the officials of "blatant double standards" in their enforcement of social distancing orders.

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Morocco's Tiny Jewish Community Hit Hard by Coronavirus, With 11 Dead

A general view shows an empty street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Casablanca, Morocco, March 20, …

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Jewish and Other Minority Groups Denounce California’s Narrow Focus on ‘People of Color’ in Ethnic-Studies Curriculum

The flag of California. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Several Jewish and other ethnic minority organizations are urging California’s leaders …

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Sanders calls Israeli government 'racist'

Republican Jewish Coalition blasts presidential hopeful who called Israeli government racist: Outrageous.

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Israeli Orthodox Jewish Female Runner Wins Miami Half Marathon, Her First US Race

Beatie Deutsch, center, receiving her first place award after the Life Time Miami Half Marathon. Photo: Facebook. Beatie Deutsch, an …

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Legendary Jewish actor and Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dead at 103 | The Times of Israel

Son Michael Douglas hails 'a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years'; star of more than 80 films and major Hollywood philanthropist

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Biden Praises 'Profound' Question Comparing Trump's Border Policies to Holocaust

Former vice president Joe Biden on Monday praised a woman at his Iowa campaign event for her "profound" question comparing President Donald Trump's immigration policies to the Holocaust.

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Holocaust Survivor to Deliver US House Prayer Noting 75th Year of Auschwitz Liberation

Holocaust survivor, partisan, rabbi and mohel Romi Cohn. Photo: YouTube. JNS.org – A 90-year-old rabbi who survived the Holocaust will …

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Jeff Goldblum, Terry Gross and Marc Maron get emotional tracing Jewish roots | The Times of Israel

Latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show 'Finding Your Roots' helps three celebrities discover details on their ancestors who fled anti-Semitism in Europe

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Fearing for his life, Jew secretly celebrates Hanukkah in enemy country

A Jew living in a hostile Arab country went out of his way to celebrate Hanukkah this week, despite the

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Arab States Are Claiming the Heritage of Their Expelled Jews

Iraqi Jews leaving Lod airport in Israel on their way to the Ma’abara transit camp, 1951. Photo: Israel Government Press …

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Jewish astronaut snaps space pics of Israel, salutes late father

Jessica Meir posts photos of the Middle East and says it's part of the journey her Iraqi-born dad took, reaching US via Israel, Lebanon, Switzerland and Sweden

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French Jews Vow to Appeal Paris Court's Ruling That Antisemitic Murderer of Sarah Halimi Is 'Unfit' For Criminal Trial

Murdered French Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi. Photo: Halimi family. Lawyers acting for the family of a French Jewish widow murdered …