Miscellaneous | Judaism

Seven Things People Get Wrong When Learning Kabbalah - …and how to get on the right track

1. Myth: Nobody goes to a Kabbalah class expecting to actually understand anything.

Truth: Kabbalah is about the human mind grasping the ungraspable.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Terror attack foiled in Samaria | Israel National News

Arab man planning to attack Jews with an axe captured in Samaria. Suicide note revealed his plans to massacre Jews.

News | News

The Three Ds and the Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

It is painfully clear to anyone paying attention how much of the mainstream media, social media, and those who wish to destroy Israel are using the death of Abu Akleh to attack Israel.

Politics | Media Bias

Guardian on journalist's death: Don't bother us with facts. Israel is guilty.

There was no Guardian editorial condemning the April 7 execution of three Israeli Jewish civilians in Tel Aviv by a Palestinian from Jenin named Raad Hazem - or

News | Antisemitism Watch

‘Say Yes to the World’ but No to the Jews: Lufthansa’s Antisemitic Scandal

Lufthansa Airbus A319 aircraft as seen flying and landing at Brussels Zaventem International Airport BRU in the Belgian capital. Photo: …


How Western dupes help propagate Palestinian lies

  A Palestinian Arab journalist with Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh, was shot dead this week in a firefight between Hamas

Politics | Campus Watch

The Problem with Israel-Studies Departments

When the University of Washington returned a $5 million gift intended to start an Israel Studies Department, the reason was simple: the professor tasked with running the department had no intention of

Politics | Media Bias

NY Times Goes Down the BDS Rabbit Hole In Style

Quiz time! Can you distinguish BDS from its parody? The stances of the factually and morally bankrupt BDS are virtually indistinguishable from satire. The New

News | News

Social Media Execs To Gather For ‘Palestine Digital Activism Forum’ Hosted By Group With ‘Terror’ Ties

Amidst U.S. censorship, 'Palestine Digital Activism Forum' features Twitter, Facebook, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and radical speakers

News | Antisemitism Watch

It's time for tough measures against antisemitism

It was just reported late last month that incidents of antisemitism in the United States rose this year by 34% to record highs, continuing a dangerous upward spiral.

News | Antisemitism Watch

‘Free Palestine’: Yeshiva Student Assaulted in Third Antisemitic Attack in Brooklyn In Five Days

Illustrative: An attacker runs toward a van in order to make his escape after punching a Jewish man in Flatbush, …

News | Antisemitism Watch

These Anti-Semitic Activists Don’t Want Elon Musk To Bring Free Speech to Twitter

Several of the groups calling on advertisers to boycott Twitter—citing Elon Musk’s objectionable views—are at the forefront of the campaign to boycott Israel and are known for trafficking in anti-Semitic canards. 

History | History

The Jewish Nakba: basic facts have been abandoned and forgotten

This week in the run-up to 14 May, the  day when  Israel’s independence was declared 74 years ago, articles about the Palestinian Nakba are already proliferating. Not one mentions the greater nakba of Jewish refugees driven from Arab countries. In fact on

Politics | Opinion

Harvard, BDS and the Nazis

  The editors of Harvard’s student newspaper have just urged a boycott of the Jewish state and praised a campus

History | History

The Temple Mount: The Astonishing Israeli Concession of 1967

In a triumphant moment, Israel’s flag was hoisted over the newly conquered Temple Mount—then quickly taken down.

Politics | Opinion

Palestinians Lie to Murder Jews; The U.S. Rewards Them

The terrorists and their families are saying that they actually believe the lies of the Palestinian leaders that the mosque is being attacked, violated and desecrated by Jews. They are saying that this is the reason they are sending Palestinians to

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

19 Facts About Moroccan Jews - Jewish Life

At times, they were welcomed, and at times, they were persecuted, but the Jewish presence remained throughout.

News | News

Blaze Destroys Torah Scrolls, Chabad House Serving Florida State University

The Florida State University campus, in Tallahassee, Florida. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – A fire ripped through Chabad-Lubavitch of the …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Spanish Advocacy Group Weighs Legal Steps After Violent Attack on Visiting Israeli Basketball Fans

Basketball Champions League Final 4, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg vs. Hapoel Holon. Photo: IMAGO/Pressefoto Baumann via Reuters Connect A pro-Israel advocacy …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Lufthansa apologizes after report all visibly Jewish passengers barred from flight

Airline says incident not consistent with its policies or values; videos shows airline supervisor saying all Jews barred from flight because a few hadn’t worn masks

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

New Palestinian fashion craze: M-16 shirts – celebrating M-16 rifle used to murder 5 Israelis

The latest fashion craze in the PA areas and among some Israeli Arabs are shirts and pants with an M-16 rifle printed on them.

News | News

Poll: 75% of Arab citizens believe Jews have no right to sovereignty in Israel

  Arab Israelis are constantly conflicted by questions of political and national loyalty, as the majority of them have little

Politics | Politics

Karine Jean-Pierre Hates Israel

Though new White House press secretary Jean-Pierre doesn’t openly contend that Israel shouldn’t exist, her regurgitation of BDS talking points says just as much.

Politics | Debunking Lies

At Harvard, Facts Are For Losers - by Dara Horn

It turns out that nobody’s SAT scores can provide immunity to propaganda.

Politics | Opinion

The Palestinian death cult - worshipping the murder of Jews

At its core, the anti-Israel movement is a death cult, a movement that denies truth, craves bloodshed, glorifies violence, and worships death.

History | History

Israel, 1948: Vidal Sassoon in Combat

Not long before becoming the world's most famous hairstylist and building a business empire, Sassoon fought for Israeli independence. He lost friends, gained confidence, went weeks without a shower, and literally never learned the Hebrew word for 'retreat

News | Antisemitism Watch

Stealth Newspaper Campaign Exposes Jew Hatred at UCLA

In a stealth campaign to circumvent campus censors and reach students directly, the David Horowitz Freedom Center distributed over 4,000 newspapers

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Antifa Activist Arrested for 'Racist' Attacks on Portland Synagogues and Mosque – and Media Erase His Connections

A long-time Antifa activist and Leftist video chronicler of the Portland protest movement has been arrested for a string of attacks on synagogues and mosques, and the local media seem to be very eager...

News | Antisemitism Watch

‘It was Jewish people who were the mess, who made the problem’: Lufthansa clerk defends booting all visibly Jewish passengers from flight [videos]


News | News

Ukrainian Holocaust survivors are being helped to flee Putin's army by a US-based charity

Israel has taken in almost 300 Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. Among them is 100-year-old Dova Govergeviz (pictured), who is now in an Israeli care home.

Politics | Opinion

The DeSantis affair The disgraceful politicization of Jewish Institutions

By refusing to allow a conference to be held in its building where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was a speaker, New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage declared itself a partisan institution.Op-ed.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Antisemitic incidents rose 226% in Minnesota last year

The Anti-Defamation League's data shows staggering increases nationwide.

News | Antisemitism Watch

JVP: Israel's memorial days created to promote 'harmful' narrative

"Israeli leaders intentionally designed the sequence of these fabricated, secular holidays," to promote "harmful Zionist narratives," argued Jewish Voice for Peace.

Politics | Campus Watch

No Comment: Harvard President Won’t Condemn Anti-Semitic Incidents

Harvard president Lawrence Bacow during a closed-door faculty meeting on Tuesday declined to directly condemn a recent string of anti-Israel incidents on campus but said he objects to "academic boycotts" of any foreign country, including the Jewish state.

News | News

Biden Taps Anti-Israel Activist as White House Press Sec

The White House announced on Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre, a veteran anti-Israel activist who is married to CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, will replace outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki, raising potential ethical quandaries.

History | History

The New York Times’ ‘Nazi Correspondent’ - Tablet Magazine

As Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany and then embarked on his program of world conquest and mass extermination, The New York Times’ Berlin bureau chief was busy slanting the news in his favor

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘My Heart Refuses To Believe That I Was Left Alone’: Three Jewish Dads Murdered In Israel By Palestinian Terrorists

On Thursday night, as Yom Hatzmaut, Israel Independence Day, came to a close, two Palestinian terrorists in Elad wielding an axe and a knife brutally murdered three Jewish men, all fathers who left behind 16 children.

News | News

3 dead, 4 injured in ax murder terror attack in Elad, Israel

Police are searching for two suspects who carried out the attack | Residents asked to shelter in place

History | History

History of US State Department Shows ‘Jewish White Privilege’ Is a Myth

US State Department Truman Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. On April 12, 2022, the State Department published its 2021 “Country Reports …

Politics | Opinion

Israel is not a shtetl, Messrs. Putin and Lavrov | Israel National News

Israel cannot be pushed around, as it was with the Jews in the good old days. At 74, it is a strong, vibrant country-and a democracy. Op-ed.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

It Is NOT Israel Independence Day But Israel REESTABLISHMENT Day

Israel did not become independent from anyone. Jews waited for the British to leave

News | News

Israel Rings in 74th Independence Day With Jerusalem Torch-Lighting Ceremony

Broadcast of Israel’s 74th Independence Day celebration at Mount Herzl. Photo: YouTube screenshot After a mournful day commemorating its fallen …

News | News

Elder Of Ziyon - On Her 74th Birthday, 18 Reasons to Love Life in Israel

On the eve of the 74th Israeli Independence Day, the author shares the reasons she loves life in Israel

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

One out of seven Jews worldwide are haredi | Israel National News

How many haredim leave the community? Study finds 80% of Jewish population growth is from haredi sector. 1/4 of Jews will be haredi by 2040.

Politics | Campus Watch

More Antisemitism at Harvard

Widener Library at Harvard University. Photo: Joseph Williams Last month, in a report sent to the United Nations, a clinic …

News | News

Remembering Israel's fallen: Hero after hero

On Mount Herzl, row after row, hero after hero — All Israel's fallen soldiers are a personal matter for Israelis.

Politics | BDS

Read the Anti-BDS Letter the Harvard Crimson Won’t Publish

The Harvard Crimson on Friday broke with the paper's longstanding editorial position to endorse—in a lengthy but borderline illiterate editorial—the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanction movement that aims to economically isolate the Jewish state

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Global Jewish Population Not Yet Recovered From WWII, According to Israeli Data

Thousands of runners take part in the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon on March 9, 2018. Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90. JNS.org …

News | NEWS

Antisemitic Incidents Hit All-time High in U.S. - Under Joe Biden

The ADL reported that the number of recoded antisemitic incidents reached an all-time high in 2021, the first year of Biden's administration.


Watch: Arabs pelt police with rocks on Temple Mount

After Jews were forbidden from ascending the mount due to fears of provocation, Arab rioters continued attacking police.

News | NEWS

‘Glory to the Heroes’: Warsaw Marks 79th Anniversary of Jewish Fighters’ Ghetto Uprising

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland on 7 February 2022 Photo: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Reuters The 79th anniversary …

Politics | Politics

Amnesty International’s Campaign to Destroy Israel

In March, the human-rights organization Amnesty International engineered a publicity stunt. It wasn’t aimed at condemning Vladimir Putin’s Russia, which

News | Jewish Community

New York Times Bias Shows as Paper Smears Brooklyn Jews as Racist Profiteers

A taxi passes by in front of The New York Times head office, Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters / Carlo …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

As Palestinians Destroy Jewish Holy Sites, Media Focus On Fake ‘Attacks’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian rioters this week twice damaged Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site under Palestinian Authority control.


UK National Union of Students' New President Celebrated Massacre of Jews, Called Hamas Critic 'Dirty Zionist'

The UK's National Union of Students (NUS) has found itself embroiled in yet another scandal as its new president was found to have a history on Twitter

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Passover: Who Authored the Passover Haggadah?

The Haggadah evolved over time, starting from the Second Temple period until it reached its present form.


After AP Story, Bnei Brak Slaughter Kills Palestine-Ukraine Analogy

Within hours of an AP report giving favorable coverage to the proponents of the false Palestine-Ukraine analogy, the slaughter of two peaceful Ukrainians by

News | NEWS

PICTURES: Palestinians Celebrate, Hand out Candy After Terror Attack that Killed 5 in Tel Aviv

Palestinians in multiple cities came out to celebrate a shooting attack by a terrorist in a Tel Aviv suburb on Tuesday evening.

Politics | Politics

No Ketanji Brown Jackson, Black Hebrew Israelites Are Not Hippies - They Are Vile Racists

Ketanji Brown Jackson's description of what Black Hebrew Israelites are in her confirmation hearing today was odd.

News | National News

Ivanka Trump donates a million meals to people in Ukraine | Israel National News

Daughter of former President purchases one million meals to deliver to people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees on Poland-Ukraine border.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

96-year-old Holocaust survivor killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Boris Romantschenko, who was not Jewish, survived four concentration camps including Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

25 Chabad Rabbinic Interns Dispatched Towards Ukraine Border

As soon as a river of Jewish refugees began streaming out of Ukraine, it became clear that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Europe needed more manpower—and fast.

News | News

In Ukraine, Jews Celebrate Purim With Muted Joy - Holiday goes on in cities under attack

Wearing a wide-brimmed sombrero and colorful poncho, Kherson’s Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Wolff, stood in the city’s beautiful renovated synagogue clutching a megillah.

Miscellaneous | Purim

Shushan Purim - Why Jerusalem celebrates a day later

All cities that were walled at the time when the Israelites, under the leadership of Joshua, entered Canaan, observe Purim on the 15th. This results in the occasional unique phenomenon of a “triple” or three-day Purim.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

From Kharkov Subway to Hamburg Hotel, a Jewish Family’s Escape from Ukraine

Alona Dedovsky considers herself lucky. For nine days she, her husband, young son, elderly parents and even older great-aunt lived deep underground in Kharkov’s Prospekt Gagarina subway station.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

140 Refugees From Ukraine Children’s Home Arrive Safely in Israel

A group of 140 refugees from a children’s home in Zhitomir, Ukraine, —including 90 young children—arrived at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, where they were greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other cabinet ministers, ending a grueling, five-day journey through a deadly war zone.

News | News

‘Get Out of Ukraine, You B*stard’: Holocaust Survivor in Kyiv Sends Defiant Message to Putin

Sitting in front of Ukrainian and Israeli flags, Tamara Oleksiivna (r) and Valentyna Romanova (l) told Russian President Vladimir Putin …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Who Are the Jews of Ukraine?

350,000 Jews are served by 200 Chabad couples in 35 cities and towns

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

72 Hours Under Siege with the Jews of Kharkov, Ukraine

Jews take shelter in synagogue; Russian troops make incursion to city; heavy aerial bombardment

News | News

‘We Need a Miracle’: Jews of Ukraine Pray for Peace as Invasion Continues

Chabad rabbis are providing material aid and spiritual comfort wherever possible

Politics | Politics

‘New low’: Justin Trudeau tells Jewish member of Parliament she (and conservatives) ‘stand with people who wave swastikas’

"Trudeau is losing it."

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Thanks, Whoopi! Why Holocaust Education Is mostly counter-productive

Shoah education proposes that Jews are easiest to murder without payback, and it makes Jewish youngsters want to escape that fate. Op-ed.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Chabad in Beijing Provides a Kosher Boost at Olympics

A whopping 1,500 meals prepared for visiting athletes, coaches and journalists

Miscellaneous | Judaism

17 Facts About Moses Every Jew Should Know

Moses was born in Egypt during the enslavement of the Jews. His parents, Amram and Yocheved, were from the illustrious tribe of Levi.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

HonestReporting Research Study: Comparing US Media Coverage of Hate Crimes Against Minorities, Including Jews

HonestReporting CEO Daniel Pomerantz is slated to appear on the FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition podcast this afternoon (6 PM EST), when he will discuss

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Moses Connection - The Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

“Command” in Hebrew is tzivah, which also means “connect.”

News | Jewish Community

What It’s Like to Be a New Jewish Arrival in Utah

Entrepreneur Mort Fertel shares how he and his family have turned Salt Lake City into home

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The ADL's disturbing obsession with race

  Whoopi Goldberg put the issue of race and antisemitism in the headlines this week with her gobsmackingly stupid comments

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Anti-Defamation League and Amnesty International

The Anti-Defamation League, which has an annual budget of around $100 million, is supposed to be the leading Jewish organization in the Diaspora in the fight against Jew-hatred. But Amnesty's declaration of war against the Jewish state placed the ADL in a

Entertainment | Entertainment

A Jew on ‘The View’? Some say it’s long overdue

In the wake of Whoopi Goldberg’s comments, Jewish thought leaders consider a potential Jewish co-host for the long-running show.

Politics | Politics

Drop the Goldberg name you co-opted, Whoopi -- you don't deserve it

Decades ago, when the performer Caryn Johnson decided her name wasn’t interesting enough and dubbed herself Whoopi Goldberg instead, it wasn’t because Goldberg signified “whiteness.”

Miscellaneous | Judaism

13 Facts About Jewish Leap Years - Jewish Calendar

The Hebrew leap year ensures that the Jewish calendar remains true to the solar cycle

News | Jewish Community

Too Many Jews Are Being Silenced About Our Racialized Experiences - Jew in the City

For most of elementary school, I was the only Jewish girl in a class of over eighty kids. There were a couple of Jewish boys. While I was secular during my childhood, everyone in school knew I was a Jew. A neighbor called me a “Jewish jerk” and made guttu

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Whoopi Goldberg: 'The Holocaust Isn’t About Race'

Whoopi Golberg told her co-hosts Monday on ABC's "The View" that "the Holocaust isn't about race" while discussing a Tennessee school district removing Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus from their curriculum. | Clips

News | News

ADL, Founded To Combat Anti-Semitism, Goes Woke, Changes Definition Of Racism

The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish organization that is now headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a former Obama administration official, has changed the definition of racism on its website to read, “The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.”

Politics | Politics

Christopher Hitchens Wasn’t Great

‘’Tis the season to remember Christopher Hitchens.” So my fellow Commentary columnist Matthew Continetti wrote in December in a Washington Free Beacon

News | News

UK Jewish Groups Blast BBC’s ‘Whitewash Non-Apology’ for Report Defaming Victims of Antisemitic Attack

The BBC logo is seen at the entrance at Broadcasting House, the BBC headquarters in central London. Photo by Vuk …


'Shema Yisrael' pendants discovered in Sobibor Excavations

The pendants were uncovered in areas where victims were forced to undress before being herded into the gas chambers and near one of the mass graves.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

It's not complicated. It's antisemitism.

Jews represent just over 2 percent of the US population but account for almost 60% of all US religious hate crimes.

History | History

Not Just The Mufti - the real extension of the Palestinian-Nazi collaboration | by Adin Haykin

When did the Palestinian Nazi connection really begin?
Was it limited only to the famous encounter between the Mufti and Hitler?
And how much did this connection affect Palestinian nationalism in the…

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

12 Women Who Impacted Torah Scholarship

Culled from the span of Jewish history, from the Talmudic era to pre-war Europe

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Bob Saget, 65, Comedian and Co-Host of Chabad Telethon in California

He is remembered as a warm, loving soul who gave back to the community

History | HISTORY

Wannsee Conference: The most shameful document of modern history

The Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, was not about consumer trends, projected profits or shareholder value, it was about life and death. Specifically, systematic death.


NYPD Seeking Woman Who Spat on Jewish 8-Year-Old, Made Antisemitic Comments

Surveillance footage of the suspect in the Jan. 14, 2022 attack on Jewish children in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: NYPD …

News | News

‘Nothing Compares to This’: Survivors Denounce Online ‘Trivialization’ of Holocaust Found in Study

Dutch vaccine refusal activists are seen wearing images and clothing associated with the Nazi Holocaust at a demonstration. Photo: CIDI. …

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Women First - The Daily Dose of Wisdom

When it came time to give the Torah to the Jewish people, G‑d told Moses to speak with the women first.

News | News

Hostages Freed at Texas Congregation After 10-Hour Standoff

People around the world prayed and dedicated mitzvahs in the merit of those held

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Biden Doesn't Think There's 'Sufficient Information' on Why Hostage-Taker Made Antisemitic Comments

On Saturday, a British man took a rabbi and others hostage at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The hostages have all been released, and the hostage-taker, Malik Faisal Akram, is

News | News

Congressman On Synagogue Hostage Situation: Now ‘An International Investigation,’ ‘There’s Something More Here’

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN on Sunday that the hostage situation that unfolded on Saturday at a synagogue in Texas has turned into an international investigation that there was “something more” to the events that happened.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The U.N.'s final solution to the Israel question

Historians usually date the start of the Holocaust to June 1941 when German troops invaded the Soviet Union, identified Jewish civilians, lined them up and shot them by the thousands.


‘Murdered Because They Were Jews’: Victims Remembered on 7th Anniversary of French Kosher Market Killings

Shoppers enter the Hyper Cacher in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, Jan. 7, 2019. Photo: Stephen Caillet / Reuters. Jewish …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Zionist Organization of America | ZOA to USC: Expel Student Who's Threatened to Kill "Every Mother F**king Zionist"

December 23, 2021 VIA EMAIL Members of the USC Board of Trustees Carol L. Folt, President Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President      for Academic Affairs University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012   Dear Distinguished Mem

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Did G-d Smite the Firstborn? - Parshah

Our job is to find the divine sparks hidden within each person, each object and each event, and let that shine.

Politics | Politics

Ocasio-Cortez Staffer Calls Israel ‘Racist European Ethnostate’

On Christmas Eve, a staffer for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called Israel “a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population.”

News | News

Muslim and Jewish EMTs Save A collapsed Woman’s Life in Ein Naqquba

Muslim and Jewish EMTs Save A collapsed Woman’s Life in Ein Naqquba Ein Naqquba- On Monday night at around 10:30 p.m., a 50-year-old woman collapsed in her front yard in the town of Ein Naqquba, an Arab village west of Jerusalem. Her children found her

History | History

20 years before the Holocaust, pogroms killed 100,000 Jews - then were forgotten

'In the Midst of Civilized Europe' by Jeffrey Veidlinger revisits the brutal violence in 1918-1921 that portended a genocide of Europe's Jews, and was soon overshadowed by it

Miscellaneous | Judaism

When Do Jewish Boys Begin to Wear Their Tallit? - And why do some Ashkenazim wait until after marriage?

The answer to this question really varies depending on your ancestry and/or community custom. Allow me to share some information...

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Do Jews Really Believe In Reincarnation?

Every descent of the soul into this world has a specific Divine purpose. This is the case whether it is the soul’s first descent or a subsequent reincarnation. There are many aspects of gilgul haneshamot—reincarnation of the soul—that are complex and intricate beyond the scope of this response. However, to understand the general purpose for reincarnation, we can look to the three reasons outlined by Rabbi Yeshaya HaLevi Horowitz, as provided by the Kabbalists, in his classic work Shnei Luchot HaBrit (Shaloh).1

Miscellaneous | Chabad

At Site of London Attack on Jews, a Menorah Stands Tall

Full lights lit in response to last week’s antisemitic attack

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

AOC defends her prog pal Rep. Jamaal Bowman by reminding everyone that the Jews have made his job a lot more difficult

It seems that freshman Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been stepping on some far-Left toes with his reluctance to publicly outright trash Israel.

News | News

Last Surviving ‘Band Of Brothers’ Officer – A Jewish Soldier Who Toasted His Son’s Bar Mitzvah With Cognac Stolen From Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ – Dies At 99

Retired Army Col. Edward Shames — the last surviving officer of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division — passed away Friday at the age of 99.

History | History

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

"Eight Lights for Eight Nights" Chanukah Companion - A printable companion to help you celebrate Chanukah

To help you celebrate a most uplifting and joyous Chanukah, Chabad.org has prepared Eight Lights for Eight Nights, a night-by-night program to be printed and enjoyed.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

My Father, My Superman - Health & Wellness

I watched my father, encloaked not in a red cape but in a weathered, white tallit, a joyful Chassidic melody on his lips.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

How Radical Fringe Groups Manipulate Westerners Against Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are seen through a panel as they pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City while …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Helen Mirren attacked on social media over Golda Meir role

The British actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, is under fire for accepting the role of Israel's first female Prime Minister.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

How This Rabbi Built 30,000 Public Menorahs

A Chabad emissary in New Jersey has taken menorah construction to new heights

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Why Is the Contemporary Prayer Book So Long?

During the days of the First Temple, no formal prayer was needed.

News | Jewish Community

An American Rapper and a Soviet Child: Parallel Journeys of Return

My childhood could not have been more different from that of Nissim Black.

News | News

Over Half of UK Population Doesn’t Know Six Million Jews Were Killed in Holocaust, Study Shows

The arrival of Jewish refugee children in London, Feb. 1939. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A new survey found disturbing levels of …

News | News

StandWithUs Launches Website Exposing Corporate Antisemitism

StandWithUs is a non-profit international education pro-Israel organization. StandWithUs supports Israel and fights Antisemitism through education.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Chabad: Chanukah Basics

The Chanukah story, Chanukah observances, Chanukah FAQs and the menorah lighting procedure in succinct form -- with a plethora of links that lead to the unabridged version...

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Uncertainty, Unknowability, and Free Will in Kabbalah and Quantum Mechanics - Torah & Science

Developments in the physical and biological sciences over the last two millennia have, in the minds of many, challenged the belief systems of the major Western religions. Consequently, many Jews and others longing to understand the nature of reality and the meaning of human existence have been lured away from their faiths in a quest for more ‘objective’ truths.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

House Dems To Introduce Resolution to Condemn Israel, Praise Terrorist Palestinian Groups

A contingent of House Democrats plans to introduce a resolution urging the Biden administration to condemn Israel while also supporting six Palestinian groups that are designated as terrorist organiza...

News | News

Neo-Nazis hang ‘Vax the Jews’ banner near Texas JCC, synagogues

Jewish mayor of Austin says he's 'heartbroken to see antisemitic hatred' in the Texas capital after Goyim Defense League puts sign on bridge

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Learning From Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - Jewish Life

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who passed away on Shabbat, 20 Cheshvan, 5781, was an international religious leader, philosopher, and respected moral voice. The author of over 30 books, he served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013 and took his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Climate Change Group Boycotts D.C. Voting Rights Event over 'Zionist' Participation

The District of Columbia chapter of the Sunrise Movement said it would not participate in voting rights rally because of "Zionist" groups.

Entertainment | Movies & Television

The Academy Museum ignores Hollywood’s Jewish founders – The Forward

The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles neglects Hollywood's Jewish founders

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

'Sabbath for $400': Chulent stumps Jeopardy contestants in question about Shabbat restrictions

Mayim Bialik, the show's host, explained the dish's roots in the prohibition on lighting fires on Shabbat.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Why anti-Zionism and antisemitism are inextricably linked

  For centuries, Jews have debated who belongs to our community. While embracing a more inclusive Jewish world is an