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News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Join Us in Praying for (and Learning From) Rabbi Sacks

If you read Chabad.org, or if you follow the happenings of the Jewish world, it is virtually impossible for you not to have been touched by the writings, teachings or example of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

New York Times Op-Ed Glorifies Farrakhan March, as Bari Weiss Says Jew Hate Is Times Blind Spot

Louis Farrakhan during his Fourth of July address “The Criterion” on Revolt TV. Photo: Screenshot. A former editor and writer …

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Bari Weiss: Jews shut out by new totalitarian 'liberalism'

'Jews who refuse to erase what makes us different will increasingly be defined as racists, often with the help of other Jews desperate to be accepted by the cool kids,' Weiss warns.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Do Some Letters in the Torah Have ‘Crowns’?

Many of the letters are topped by
small spikes, called tagin or ketarim. Here is why.

History | Archeology

Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word 'Jerusalem' found near city entrance

Unearthed in what was an artisan’s village 2.5 km from ancient Temple, inscribed column from 100 BCE features Aramaic, Hebrew, two of the languages used by Jerusalemites of the era

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Florida High School Principal Fired for Saying 'Not Everyone Believes The Holocaust Happened' Could Be Rehired

William Latson. Photo: Screenshot of WPTV News segment. A Florida high school principal who was fired last November for telling …

News | News

Rabbis praise White House for working with Italy to get Sukkot citrons amid pandemic

Jewish community leaders have praised the Trump administration for its international efforts to help those observing Sukkot, while anger grows against city and state officials in New York for imposing restrictions on neighborhoods that include Orthodox co

News | Antisemitism Watch

Brutal Antisemitic Assault Outside Hamburg Synagogue Was ‘Terrorist Act,’ Says German Jewish Leader

The staircase where a Jewish man was attacked is marked with barricade tape, in front of a synagogue, Hamburg, Germany, …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Baltimore Private School Alums Outraged Over School's Condemnation of Anti-Semitism

A group of self-described “white alums” from a historically Jewish private school in Baltimore excoriated the institution’s leadership this week after they condemned anti-Semitism from black students, alums, and parents who demanded the school implement a

Politics | Opinion

Trump, antisemitic? This is madness

The assertion that Trump is biased against Jews is ludicrous, plainly stupid  and as false as it is profoundly dangerous. Op-ed.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Furor in California School District Over High School Students' 'Nazi-Style' List of Jews

Redwood High School in Marin County, California. Nearly 6,000 people have signed a petition urging school authorities in Marin County, …

News | Antisemitism Watch

AOC & The Peace Now Litmus Test

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez changed her mind about participating in an event commemorating former prime minster Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his assassination.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Do We Fast on Yom Kippur?

What is Yom Kippur all about? Unpack layers of meaning embedded in the requirement that we neither eat nor drink for the duration of this most holy and solemn of days.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

On the Essence of Shabbat Shuvah - High Holidays

There is an essential problem in the combination of Shabbat and teshuvah.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

14 Tips for an Amazing Yom Kippur at Home

Many of us will be celebrating Yom Kippur alone for the very first time. Here are our pro tips to making your at-home Yom Kippur meaningful and memorable

News | News

Blowing the Shofar on Shabbat for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Truly Bad Idea (Judean Rose) UPDATE

Was blowing the shofar for RBG, a good thing?

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Rabbi to Blow Rosh Hashanah Shofar in Two Countries at the Same Time

Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

5780 in Review: A Year of Pain and Loss—and of Kindness and Community - The stories that helped define the year

As nearly every aspect of the world around us was changing in this year of global pandemic, Chabad.org/News worked to provide unique perspectives on the unfolding tragedy and unfathomable loss of life, while at the same time reporting on the outpourings of kindness and humanity from every part of the globe. With the Jewish year 5780 coming to a close, here is a look at some of the stories that defined it, as featured on Chabad.org/News.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Rosh Hashanah to Begin Amid Pandemic With Global Prayers for a Good New Year

Chabad brings the sound of the shofar, and holiday’s message of hope and faith, to millions

News | NEWS

Nearly 20 percent of millennials, Gen Z in NY believe Jews caused the Holocaust: survey

Nearly 20 percent of Millennials and Gen Z in New York believe the Jews caused the Holocaust, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Say their names: The forgotten American victims of Palestinian terror

Where are the memorial rallies and candle-lit vigils? Where are the demands to bring the killers to justice? Where are the letter-writing campaigns to press the Trump administration to act?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How I Will Celebrate Rosh Hashanah Alone? - High Holidays

I’m an older woman, living
alone. I'll be observing the holidays at home, by myself.

Politics | Politics

80 Jewish Groups Call for Newsom to Veto High School Ethnic Studies Bill

They argued that the most recent draft of the curriculum has "an anti-Jewish bias."

Politics | Judea & Samaria

The New York Times uneasily admits that the "West Bank" is Judea

.The New York Times has an interesting article about Israelis managing to harvest dates from the famous Judean date palm, planted with seeds that are over 2000 years old:

News | Antisemitism Watch

Where do you draw the line with anti-Semites?

Joe Biden met with a hate-spewing Farrakhan supporter whose son was shot by police. Why didn’t those who hound Donald Trump on the issue consider that newsworthy?

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

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...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Wake Up America, and Smell the Anti-Semitism

Americans of all races and political outlooks revile and attack Jews with unprecedented glee, while American Jews would rather talk about anything else

Advice & Self-Help | Jewish Wisdom

Are Body Piercings Kosher? - Questions & Answers

We often associate
piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

NYPD Rabbi Mugged on the Upper West Side

The attacker took the cash but dropped the wallet fast when he saw the rabbi's police shield.

Politics | BLM

The dumb Jewish supporters of BLM - Israel National News

Leaders of the German Jewish community back in 1932 also had faith in Adolph Hitler and ignored the obvious signs of his hatred. Op-ed.

Politics | BDS

The Israel-UAE deal exposes hypocrisy of pro-BDS Jewish groups

No matter what the situation, the answer is always the same, “but the occupation!”

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Dems Claim Pompeo Politicized The U.S.-Israeli Relationship That They've Forsaken

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address to the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem on August 25th that enraged the Democrats. Against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s Old City skyline, Pompeo lauded President Trump’s foreign policy accomplishments, including his bold actions in support of Israel.

News | News

Tony Baltimore School Buckles to Anti-Semitic Demands of Black Lives Matter Activists

An elite private school in Baltimore founded by Jews is revamping its curriculum in response to a pressure campaign by Black Lives Matter activists demanding an examination of the school's "wealth hoarding" and "tolerance of Zionism."

News | Antisemitism Watch

Why they scrawl ‘Free Palestine’ on synagogues

Despite supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, Jews are targeted amid the riots because of anti-Semitic intersectional myths that should not be tolerated.

News | News

Los Angeles protesters incite against Jews - US & Canada

California protesters call for murder of police officers, incitement against Jews.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Far‐Left ‘Jewish’ Group IfNotNow Walks Back Condemnation of 'Free Palestine' Graffiti at Wisconsin Synagogue

Police officers stand behind shields during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, …

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

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.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

How Amar'e Stoudemire Became An Orthodox Jew - Jew in the City

Jew In The City makes engaging and meaningful Orthodox Judaism known and accessible to Jewish people, reversing negative associations about religious Jews.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Amid Racial Turmoil, Kenosha Synagogue Defaced With 'Free Palestine' Graffiti

Police officers stand behind shields during a protest, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, …

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

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

News | News

New bill aims to change law regarding who can make aliyah - The Jerusalem Post

Since 1970, the law - and its accompanying aliyah benefits - have applied to anyone with a Jewish grandparent.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Lurid Antisemitic Posters Blaming Jews for Coronavirus Displayed in Argentine City

One of the antisemitic posters on display in the Argentine city of Neuquén. Photo: Simon Wiesenthal Center. Lurid antisemitic posters …

Politics | Opinion

Biden can’t have it both ways on Sarsour and anti-Semitism

After a spokesman distanced the Democrat from a prominent anti-Semite, others apologized to her supporters. Opinion.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Seven Thoughts About Elul to Help Us Turn Inward and Forgive - High Holidays

Welcome to the month of turning inward, the month of forgiveness, the month of spiritual accounting, the month of deepening.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘Jews Want A Race War’ sign hung on overpass of busy LA freeway

Local branch of ADL says it is working with police to identify who was behind banner, which appears linked to website Goyimtv.com

News | Jewish Community

Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

In the 20th century, thousands of progressively minded people refused to acknowledge the horrific abuses under Stalin when millions were murdered.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Antisemitic Protests Outside Michigan Synagogue Are Allowed, District Judge Rules

A protester holds an antisemitic sign outside the Beth Am Synagogue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo: Witnesses for Peace. Antisemitic …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Report: Facebook Doesn’t ‘Recognize Holocaust Denial’ as Anti-Jewish Hate Speech

Facebook logo. Photo: www.shopcatalog.com via Flickr. JNS.org – Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Tolerating Jew Hatred: The Only Seemingly Acceptable Form Of Public Discrimination

The University of Southern California campus. Photo: Padsquad19 via Wikimedia Commons. Another Jew. Another resignation letter. Even the high numbers …

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

New York Man Who Threatened Gun Massacre at Jewish Summer Camp Over Social-Distancing Complaint Released on Bail

Nicola Pelle was arrested for threatening a shooting massacre at a Jewish summer camp in Long Island because of alleged …

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Democratic Convention Brings Back Women's March Leaders Ousted over Anti-Semitism Allegations

The Democratic National Convention has brought in two speakers -- Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour -- who were ousted from the Women's March in 2019 over allegations of anti-Semitism.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Woke antisemitism: Why do so many prominent ‘anti-racist’ activists rub shoulders with Jew-haters?

The September 2020 edition of British Vogue is, as one would expect of a fashion magazine, visually pleasing. The cover displays a striking monochrome shot of footballer Marcus Rashford and model Adwoa Aboah in all their finery, astride a red typeface which reads: ‘ACTIVISM NOW – THE FACES OF HOPE.’ In the issue’s feature piece, Brit(ish) author Afua Hirsch honours a selection of anti-racist activists she deems ‘remarkable’.

News | Antisemitism Watch

French Jewish Man Verbally Abused, Badly Beaten Up in Paris Elevator in Antisemitic Assault

Demonstrators hold up a banner reading, ‘Stop racism,’ in Marseille, France, March 28, 2018 (Illustrative). Photo: Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier …

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The West Bank

Spreading the truth about the Palestinian Arab death ethos

Israel must ask: Is it just that people in an entity which promotes genocide get an upgrade to a state as a reward?Op-ed.

Politics | Politics

How The Political Behavior Of Black And Jewish Americans Became Their Cultural Identity

Jewish and black voters have proven to be astonishingly reliable supporters of the Democratic Party, even when it conflicts with their interests.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

StandWithUs Condemns Antisemitism That Led to USC Student Leader's Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA -- August 6th, 2020) -- StandWithUs is deeply disappointed to learn that a Jewish student at University of Southern California (USC) has stepped down from student government as a result of antisemitic

News | News

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz passes away at age 83 - Inside Israel

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, an Israel Prize laureate best known for his translation of the Babylonian Talmud, has passed away, at the age of 83.

News | Jewish Community

Advice to Jewish celebs: Grow up!

They’re mad at their parents for being pro-Israel, so they take it out on the rest of us, battering the Jewish world with their incessant whining.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

From Catholic Italian to Jewish Rabbi: David Martinetti Shares His Story - Contemporary Voices

The rabbi walked toward me with a smile, extended his hand warmly, and offered me my first Jewish greeting: ‘Shalom.’ I froze, completely overwhelmed.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The deafening silence of liberal Jewish leadership in the face of BLM anitsemitism

Liberal Jewish leadership has its head firmly planted in the sand, just where it was during the rise of Hitler. Op-ed.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

18 Tisha B'Av Facts Every Jew Should Know

Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of Av, is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.

History | History

Were Jewish children taught that Palestinian Arabs didn’t exist, as Seth Rogen claims?

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Preparing for Tisha B’Av During a World Pandemic - A 25-hour period of fasting and reflection begins on Wednesday night,

Every year, Jews around the world don non-leather shoes, and make their way to synagogues and Chabad centers for evening services, followed by the mournful reading of Eichah (the book of Lamentations), the slim volume in which the prophet Jeremiah mourns the impending destruction

News | News

Twitter users call for 48 hour boycott of site due to antisemitism

The campaign was sparked over the lack of action taken against British rapper Wiley, who made several antisemitic comments on the platform.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Couple Who Wore Face Masks Bearing the Nazi Flag Swears They Aren't Nazis

Despite the months of pundits and reporters arguing that wearing a face mask shouldn’t be a political statement, there’s a select few assholes who think taking basic measures to keep the current global pandemic from raging on is an affront to their civil

News | Antisemitism Watch

Madonna Expresses Solidarity With 'Palestine' After Promoting Louis Farrakhan on Social Media

Madonna performs ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ during her tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, …

Politics | Opinion

Elder Of Ziyon - Rabbi Abraham Cooper missed his opportunity as a guest with @NickCannon

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Star of David deemed 'hateful imagery' by Twitter - The Jerusalem Post

Twitter users found themselves locked out of their accounts after using the Star of David in their profile images.

Politics | Opinion

Why Israel will always be a Jewish state - The Jerusalem Post

Israel’s greatest security risk is a binational state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Reality of “My Jewish Privilege”

Yesterday, antisemites on Twitter started a hashtag called #JewishPrivilege about how Jews have it made. Jews (including myself) responded with stories of awful things that have happened to them or their families as a result of being Jewish

News | Jewish Community

What Sigmund Freud Knew (But Did Not Understand) About Jews - Essentials

Sigmund Freud, the “father of psychology,” was secular in his professed beliefs and practices. Here is one deeply spiritual insight he knew but did not quite understand.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Elder Of Ziyon - Report: Houthis arrest remaining Yemeni Jews of Kharif

.There are very few Jews left in Yemen as most of them have decided to leave in recent years because of the Yemeni civil war

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Two-and-a-Half Tribes Ended Up East of the Jordan - Jewish History

Learn how Moses gave the land east of the Jordan to Reuben, Gad, and half of Manassah, on one condition.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Dershowitz: Is the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Platform Antisemitic?

People take a knee during a Black Lives Matter rally, as protests continue over the death in Minneapolis police custody …

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Evil of Louis Farrakhan vs. the Morality of Frederick Douglass

Louis Farrakhan during his Fourth of July address “The Criterion” on Revolt TV. Photo: Screenshot. In W. E. B. Du …

Miscellaneous | Israeli Culture

Secular Jews are starting to understand the haredi Orthodox — thanks to Israeli television

Cracks in the secular-religious divide have begun to appear, and I believe much of the credit for the happy fissure belongs to Israeli television, writes Rabbi Avi Shafran.

Politics | Media Bias

Tlaib Tweets Lies About Ramming Attack, CNN Spreads Story Pushed by Terrorist's Family

A Palestinian’s recent attempt to kill an Israeli policewoman with his car prompted sympathy for the terrorist from Rashida Tlaib and a troubling report from CNN.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

The Coin Toss Was Not Random - Jewish History

While he was talking,
the future rebbe took out a coin and began to flip it up into the air

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

'Intrinsically tied to Black Lives Matter': Harvard student leads anti-Israel march on Capitol

Washington, D.C. ⁠— Protesters on Wednesday marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building in a demonstration intended to tie the cause of Black Lives Matter to the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement against Israel.

Politics | BDS

Portland Jewish Federation unwilling to denounce BDS

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Antisemitism Watch

America: “Day of Rage” rallies support violence and terror

Some scenes from yesterday’s “Day of Rage” rallies across America that glorified and incited to violence.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Demonstrators Scream ‘Slaughter the Jews’ at Brussels Rally

"Yes of course, we only hear that: religion of peace. But everything that has been happening for years in the world proves the opposite."

Politics | POLITICS

The ADL’s Disgrace

It’s hard to think of a more prominent anti-Semite in American public life over the last 30 years than the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Democrats circulate letter that proposes cutting US assistance to Israel over sovereignty plans

The letter has been issued by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.).

News | News

BDS groups plan anti-annexation ‘Day of Rage’ across the US

"We demand the defunding and dismantling of US police alongside the defunding and dismantling of Zionist colonialism and racist Israeli apartheid."

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Swastika sign found on Ohio couple’s pizza, employees fired

What was meant to be a simple stop for pizza at an Ohio Little Ceasar’s turned out to be anything but when the couple found an offensive message inside the box.

Politics | Politics

The link between George Orwell, George Floyd and the Jews

Anybody who believes that the goal of the protesters has been to raise consciousness about the unfair treatment of blacks is missing the point and the bigger picture.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

College Stands by Student Leader Who Claimed Jews 'Worship' WW2

The Pomona College senior class president has received little condemnation for reposting a vulgar, anti-Semitic Instagram story claiming Jewish people "hate brown [people]" and "worship" World War II. She also compared the war in Yemen to the Holocaust. R

News | Antisemitism Watch

Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: The Comprehensive List of Antisemitic Celebrities (in progress)

A comprehensive list of antisemitic celebrities doesn't exist and it would probably be impossible to create one. What follows is at least the beginning of such a list, to be updated as candidates are suggested (or out themselves in the public sphere).

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Sarsour Group Says ‘No Zionists’ at Civil Rights Rally

Linda Sarsour. Photo: Festival of Faiths via Wikimedia Commons. It was an event to celebrate freedom and protest ongoing bigotry …

News | Jewish Community

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter sends message 'Jews are not welcome'

Belgium curbing religious freedom with ban on kosher slaughter, top European rabbi Says.

Politics | Campus Watch

Pomona College Senior Class President Spews Antisemitism on Social Media

Pomona College. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The senior class president at a southern California college was discovered to have made antisemitic …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Winona Ryder opens up about her experience with anti-Semitism in Hollywood. Mel Gibson once asked her if she was an “oven dodger.”

(JTA) — Actress Winona Ryder said she was passed over for a movie role because the studio head thought she looked “too Jewish” and Mel Gibson once asked her if she was an “oven dodger.”

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

‘In other words, Jewish lives DON’T matter’: Jonah Platt says YEAH, #BLM has said some very anti-Semitic things BUUUT that’s ok

Ooh, Jonah, dude ... bad tweet. Bad.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Fountain dedicated to Holocaust survivors vandalized at Santa Rosa cemetery

Antisemitism, antisemitc incidents and Anti-Zionism anti-semitism anti-semitc

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Antisemitism: The Oldest Hatred Rears Its Head 

It’s been more than two days now since the New York Times opinion page published an op-ed that approvingly cites the black anti-Semitism.

News | News

"The Jewish Algorithm" - A Commencement Speech from Rabbi Sacks

“The Jewish Algorithm” – A Commencement Speech from Rabbi Sacks As many young Jewish high school pupils and university students graduate after a strange and truncated academic year, I want to share a version of a 2017 speech I gave about

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

RESIST de Blasio: Orthodox Jews 'Liberate' NYC Playground in Provocative Move

Just one day after a Jewish NYC lawmaker promised to “cut off the chains” to reopen the city’s playgrounds, three members of an informal #RESIST group did just that.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Anti-racism protesters in Paris yell 'dirty Jews' at counter-protesters

Anti-racism protesters amassing in Paris's Place de la République carried banners accusing Israel of massacring Palestinians, and shouted 'dirty Jews' at their opponents.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Trump increases his support for Israel to unprecedented levels

After threats comes action: Years of American warnings about the International Criminal Court's continued probes prompted US President Donald Trump

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

How calling people ‘White Jews’ became an insidious slander

The debate over whether Jews are “white” has a long history in the US. Books and researchers have looked at how Jews fit into America’s history of racial classification.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Rabbis Agree: Kneel Before No one Except God

In response to the situation, Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, co-founder of the Land of Israel Network, quoted former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

Politics | Media Watch

Airhead Fox reporter, anchor don't realize the man interviewed threatened to burn down the Diamond District

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Outrage Greets Pro-BDS Petition to University of California Blaming Israel for Teaching Methods That Killed George Floyd

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt an event at the University of California, Los Angeles, May 17, 2018. Photo: Screenshot. Outrage erupted on …

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Shavuot in the Age of Corona

On Shavuot morning, 3,332 years ago, Heaven kissed Earth, and G‑d communicated the 10 Commandments upon Mount Sinai. Every year we relive that experience when we stay up all night and then read of this event from the Torah during Shavuot morning services.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

May I Order a Shabbat Delivery? - And what to do with packages that arrive - Shabbat

In general, if a Jew is forbidden to do a certain act on Shabbat, it is also rabbinically forbidden for him to ask a non-Jew to do so on his behalf (unless there are specific extenuating circumstances, such as illness, etc.).

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Shavuot: The holiday that started it all. | Jlife

Most people get excited, or at least know about, the festivals of Passover and Sukkot. GREAT NEWS: there are three Jewish festivals! And the third one is, in many ways, the one that started it all: Shavuot.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holy Jewish site of Esther and Mordechai set ablaze in Iran - reports - The Jerusalem Post

'Disturbing reports from Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish site, was set afire overnight,' ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Orthodox Jews Are Half of Covid-19 Plasma Donors, Doctor Tells New York Times

Menashe Sadik, of Baltimore, Md., reads scripture while donating blood at the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Photo: Damian Giletto / …

Politics | Donald Trump

Trump marks Jewish US heritage month, vows to combat antisemitic bigotry - The Jerusalem Post

The President lauded the “unbreakable spirit” of the Jewish people in overcoming “suffering, cruel oppression, violence, and bigotry” as he reissued the proclamation.

Politics | POLITICS

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Roots in Anti-Semitic Left Come Home to Roost

Bill de Blasio began his career in New York City politics with David Dinkins whose administration’s policies were responsible for the city’s first pogrom against the Jewish community of Crown Heights.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

De Blasio is stoking anti-Semitism. He’s not alone. – The Forward

Mayor DeBlasio should be ashamed. But the rest of us need to take a long hard look at ourselves, too.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

NYC Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio Singles Out ‘Jewish Community’ In Threatening Arrests Over Social Distancing

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio faced instant and widespread backlash late on Monday night over a tweet that singled out the “Jewish community” in threatening arrests for not following social distancing guidelines. De Blasio tweete

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Decades Before Zoom, The Rebbe Used Interactive Video to Connect the World

In 1989, the “Chanukah Live” program showed that satellite technology can advance connectedness, peace and unity

Politics | Politics

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Slammed for Failing to Mention Jews in Holocaust Remembrance Day Tweet

US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks at a rally calling on Congress to censure President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Worldwide population of 14.7 million Jews falls short of pre-war numbers

World Jewry reached a population of 16.6 million right before the start of World War II in 1939.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Coronavirus, Blacks, and Black-Hats — a Classic New York Times Double Standard

Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Photo: Wikicommons. Let’s take a look at a side-by-side comparison of two New York Times news articles about …

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Everything You Need to Celebrate Passover During Coronavirus - Passover

As Jewish people around the world prepare for Passover under the pale of coronavirus, we are faced with a host of new challenges and questions.

Politics | Media Watch

Greg Gutfeld has some news for WaPo’s Dana Milbank after Milbank complains that Trump and ‘the Right’ are turning Dr. Fauci, the WHO, and the Jews(?) into COVID19 scapegoats

WaPo syndicated columnist Dana Milbank is fed up with the wrong people being blamed for the COVID19 crisis. So he wrote a column defending them:

Miscellaneous | Chabad

‘Spiritual Education’ Details the Rebbe’s Transformational Educational Philosophy

The 11th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, corresponding this year to Sunday, April 5, marks the birth of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Anti-Semitism and Israel Advocacy Matters Even More During Coronavirus

There’s no doubt that anti-Semites and Israel detractors haven’t gone away simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the coronavirus, they, too, have

Miscellaneous | Passover

How to Cook for Passover with No Specialty Ingredients - Tips & Recipes for Coronavirus Cooking

There’s no question that Passover this year looks very different from usual for most of us.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Manhattan D.A. Prosecuted Just 21 Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Past Decade

Records from the Manhattan district attorney's office indicate D.A. Cyrus Vance prosecuted just 13 individuals for anti-Semitic hate crimes between 2017 and 2019, less than half of those arrested in his jurisdiction during that time and a bare 6 percent o

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

America’s Largest Population of Holocaust Survivors Is Endangered by the Coronavirus as Crown Heights and Borough Park Shut Down

The pandemic inflicts miseries that are particular to each place it visits

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

A Minyan in the Time of Social Distancing

Fifteen of us gathered loosely around a streetlight to pray for my late mother.

Recipes | Kosher Recipes

Panic Soup - For Pandemic Times!

With so much uncertainty and anxiety in the world right now, as things evolve hour by hour, I think it’s fair to say all of us are feeling unsettled to some degree or another. I, for one, have done a fair bit of panicking (some of which somehow resulted in this sou

Miscellaneous | Judaism

10 Things You Can Do for People in Quarantine

Even now there are many things that we can safely do to help others.

Politics | Politics

Sanders Campaign Says Status as 'White Jewish Man' Disqualifies From Giving Racial Justice Speech

Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, …

Miscellaneous | Chabad

In New Rochelle, Yeshivah Students to Bring Purim to the Quarantined

Young Megillah readers span out through the community

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The ironic bigotry of progressive activism - The Jerusalem Post

Who gets to determine the “universal” hierarchy of victimhood? Muslims may be an oppressed group in China, but in the Arab world, Muslims are doing the oppressing.

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Trump Administration Deporting Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Back To Germany

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it was deporting a Nazi concentration camp guard, who was living in Tennessee, back to Germany. U.S. Immigration Judge Rebecca L. Holt issued the removal order against Friedrich Karl Berger, a German nat

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Antisemite Who Assaulted Jewish Student on NY Subway Will Be Tried for Hate Crime

Lihi Aharon was left with a facial scar after she successfully fought off an antisemitic assailant on the New York …