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Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

‘The Jewish Factor, It’s Money’: Biden Ambassador Pick Under Fire for Anti-Semitic Tirade

The Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Brazil spoke at length about the influence of Jewish money in politics, claiming the “Jewish lobby” exerts undue influence over the Democratic Party with its “major money.”

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

In the US, some fading Reform and Conservative synagogues go Orthodox to stay afloat

Chabad Hasidic outreach programs reverse decline and bring growth to congregations through a host of programming designed to foster a more traditional community

News | Antisemitism Watch

Britain: Jewish social workers left 'scared' over colleagues response to antisemitism

EXCLUSIVE Dr Paul Shuttleworth, from UK Jewish Social Worker Group, says:'It's uncomfortable being a Jewish social worker .. non-Jews are deciding whether we are allowed to define antisemitism'

Politics | Opinion

Israel Is the Least-Stolen Land

To the Editor: In "'Native Land Acknowledgments' Are the Latest Woke Ritual" (op-ed, June 11), Eugene Kontorovich elegantly ridicules the budding leftist requirement that public statements be prefaced by a ceremonial nod to the peoples who once inhabited

News | Antisemitism Watch

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets

Cleveland’s 2019 police officer of the year is under investigation for a series of anti-Semitic social media posts that include praise for Adolf Hitler and the Hamas terrorist organization.

History | History

‘Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land’ - Meir Y. Soloveichik, Commentary Magazine

On July 4, 1976, in honor of the bicentennial and during Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Philadelphia, the government of Great Britain decided to present a

Politics | Media Bias

The Los Angeles Times and its absurd Abu Akleh conspiracy theory

  The Los Angeles Times has outflanked CNN by adopting the most fantastical, journalistically-challenged narrative of the unsolved fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist

Miscellaneous | Judaism

23 Tallit Facts You Should Know - Mitzvahs & Traditions

A tallit is a four-cornered, fringed garment worn by Jewish men during prayer.

Politics | Media Bias

UPDATED: “Jewish Voice for Peace” (JVP): What the Media is Concealing

What is 'Jewish Voice for Peace'? It is an anti-Semitic hate group that masquerades as a Jewish social justice, peace-promoting organization. And the mainstream

Politics | Opinion

Condemning the 'mapping project' isn't enough

  On the face of it, the “Mapping Project” undertaken by Boston BDS was a disaster for the anti-Semitic movement.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Gazan aid worker convicted of embezzling millions for Hamas

Relying heavily on Shin Bet confession and classified evidence, court convicts Mohammad el-Halabi of diverting funds to terror group

News | Antisemitism Watch

We must stop sweeping woke antisemitism under the rug

Ignorance may not be antisemitic, but crafty denial of history is, as is skewing Jewish values to bolster up false claims. Op-ed.

Politics | Opinion

Elder Of Ziyon - Who Killed Abu Akleh and the Bullet they Wont Let Us See

The truth is important, but the hidden bullet already tells us what we need to know about who killed Abu Akleh.

Politics | BDS

Ben & Jerry’s requires new employees to watch lectures on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Omar Shakir, who filmed a video for the ice cream company’s training program, was expelled from Israel in 2019 due to his support for the BDS movement

News | Antisemitism Watch

Parent Sues Woke LA Private School Over DEIJ Polices, Claims Anti-Semitism

Parents who were too scared to fight back against the DEIJ curriculum takeover are finally speaking out.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Not-So-Dead Sea Scrolls

How the Dead Sea Scrolls, considered by many to be the most significant archaeological discovery of the 20th century, speak to Jews in the 21st century.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why No Paschal Offering for 39 Years in the Desert? - Jewish History

As strange as it may seem, the Israelites seem to have only observed Passover once during their 40-year sojourn in the desert.

Politics | BDS

BDS goes full antisemite

(RNS) — Stop worrying if there is a hyphen in antisemitic. This is it.

History | History

100 Years Ago This Month: When Congress Embraced Zionism—Unanimously

One hundred years ago this week, the United States Congress unanimously embraced Zionism.

Politics | Opinion

'UN must recognize Jews from Middle East countries as refugees’

  The Abraham Accords, as well as being a cause for celebration, also raised the issue of Jews from Arab

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Six Day War: Israel's victory marred by indecision over what comes next

The day after the Six Day War, Israel lacked a grand strategy for the lands that had fallen under its control.

Politics | Opinion

Israel: The Opposite Reaction To The Killing Of Schoolchildren

There is perhaps nothing as shocking and horrible as the murder of young children at school. The United States has seen and mourned the tragedy too often, most recently at Uvalde, TX where an 18-year old killed 19 students and two teachers. Ten people wer

Politics | Campus Watch

Israel’s Destruction Is Championed at the University of Chicago

Cobb Hall at the University of Chicago. Photo: Dion J. Pierre. In March, I detailed Students for Justice in Palestine …

Politics | Opinion

Liberating our Jerusalem

Confronting the forgotten history of Muslim occupation of Israel.

Politics | BDS

BDS Doesn't Care About Palestinians... Its Response to General Mills Jerusalem Factory Closure Proves It

Boycott, Sanctions and Divestments (BDS) supporters have been celebrating over the past week following an announcement by American food giant General

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

What does the BDS movement really stand for?

  As a Pew Research Institute study recently revealed, the overwhelming majority of Americans have little or no idea what

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Belgium Jews to fight kosher slaughter ban

  European Jews are preparing for a final battle to prevent a ban on Jewish slaughter in Brussels, a move

News | News

First kosher restaurant in Abu Dhabi opens

The Kosher Place is situated in the Venetian Village at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

Miscellaneous | Judaism

11 Kippah Facts Every Jewish Guy Should Know - Mitzvahs & Traditions

A kippah is a head-covering traditionally worn by Jewish men
and boys as a sign of reverence and respect to G‑d.

Politics | American Politics

Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, McCollum target Israeli eligibility for Visa Waiver Program

‘The Administration’s continued work to include Israel in the VWP is deeply troubling,’ Tlaib wrote to colleagues

News | Antisemitism Watch

Demonization of Jews, not flag march, at fault for Jerusalem unrest

Opinion: Those making the dangerous and wrong claim that Jerusalem Day tradition is the catalyst for Palestinian riots, must remember the debunked 'al-Aqsa in danger' motto has been used as incitement against Jews for centuries

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Blinken promotes an immoral Israeli-Palestinian moral equivalence

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken seems to think that his job entails creating moral equivalence where it doesn’t exist.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

The alternative universe of Palestinian ‘sovereignty’

The Palestinians push a false reality that the rest of the world buys into, and then insists Israel buy into it as well.

News | Iran

Biden Is No Friend of Israel

The real crime, one that represents a serious breach of the long-standing intelligence-sharing arrangements between the US and Israel, is that one of President Joe Biden's senior officials has been willing to betray the trust of such a close ally. At a

Politics | Opinion

Why the US won't stop appeasing the Palestinians

  The Biden administration’s obsession with boosting the Palestinian cause at the expense of Israel continues apace. Follow Israel Hayom

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Jewish Holidays: What Is Shavuot?

Unpack layers of Biblical and rabbinic text to understand the inner mechanics of this sometimes-overlooked but super-important holiday.

Politics | Opinion

Is It Time to Rethink the Relationship Between Jews and Elite Universities?

NYU Stern School of Business. Photo: Wikipedia commons. In recent years, antisemitic incidents, including the decision by Ben & Jerry’s …

Politics | Opinion

The 'Jews are defiling Al Aqsa' narrative is inciting antisemitism

While I visited the Temple Mount this week, I had one persistent thought: how can the mere presence of a Jew cause defilement?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Halacha (Jewish law) is not pro-choice

To state that Halacha is pro-choice is the equivalent of claiming that Halacha is pro-theft or pro-lying concerning the Torah’s prohibition to steal and its requirement to be honest.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

A Palestinian Celebration of ‘Empress of Terror’ Fusako Shigenobu

In 1969, members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group are pictured flaunting their weapons …

History | History

Massacre of Iraqi Jews Remembered on 81st Anniversary

Young Iraqi Jews who fled to pre-state Israel following the 1941 Farhud pogrom in Baghdad. Photo: Moshe Baruch Jewish groups …

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

White supremacy and the Jews: The latest iteration

Given the anti-Semitic tropes and conspiracy theories that have been used against Jews for centuries, it’s unsurprising that critical race theory (CRT) provides a convenient guise to attack Jews today.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

How Jewish support for ‘anti-racism’ empowered anti-Semitism

Two years after the moral panic set off by the death of George Floyd, American Jews need to confront the way the BLM movement and the ideologies that underpin it enable hatred of Jews.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Jews Worldwide to Celebrate Mystical Spring Holiday of Lag BaOmer

Day also marks 41st annual completion of Mishneh Torah and Sefer Hamitzvot

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.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

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

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.

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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

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.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

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.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

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 …

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

'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.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

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.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

‘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.