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Are American Jews Prepared for the Return of History?

Probably the most famous line from the HBO series True Detective is: “Time is a flat circle.” The line, spoken by Det. Rust Cohle (played by Matthew McConaughey) in the

News | Antisemitism Watch

David Collier: A tsunami of antisemitic hate.

Oct 7 saw Hamas commit atrocities beyond description, but instead of support - Jews in the west are facing a tsunami of antisemitic hate.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

What Is 770 Eastern Parkway? - What to Know About Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Brooklyn

With its distinctive three gables, the red-brick synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, N.Y., is one of the most iconic Jewish buildings in the world. Today, replicas of the synagogue, known simply as “770,” can be found in Israel and Italy, California and Melbourne.

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Hamas Killed Ariel's Family. This Is What He Asked For - Chabad

Ariel's bar mitzvah is this week, and he is inspired by his Holocaust survivor grandfather.

News | Israel At War

The Silent Death Toll in Israel

Natanel died living his dream: defending Israel as an IDF soldier. He was only 20 years old.
The youngest of five children, Natanel, or Nat as his family called him, moved from London to Tel Aviv when...

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The 96-Year-Old Survivor Who Did a Last (and First) Mitzvah

The younger of the two boys shared a story. “You know, it seems very quiet now, but this past Friday I experienced the greatest moment of my life.”

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Historic Tiferet Yisrael synagogue in Jerusalem rebuilt, set to open in 2024

Established in 1872, it dominated the skyline of the Old City’s Jewish Quarter until its destruction after the Jordanian Army captured the Old City during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Elder Of Ziyon - Legally Varda (Judean Rose)

A legal change of name means a lot when you're a Jew in Israel, changing your legal English name to your true Hebrew name, for good.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

May the Morning Shema Be Recited All Day?

Analysis of the argument that kriat shema may be recited the entire day.

News | Articles By Me

What is Antisemitism? - Joshua Namm

Over the next 12 months, I will be writing a series about antisemitism.
While I am passionate in my zeal for Judaism and the Jewish community, and spend a good deal of time railing on social media and to anyone who will listen about antisemitism, when it came to writing this first article, I was at a loss.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

17 Facts About Ashkenazi Jews - Chabad

Rooted in France-Germany, Ashkenazim are the largest stream of Jewish people today, with unique customs, culture, language, and history.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Why are the ultra-Orthodox the happiest group in Israel?

A strong sense of community and a different set of aspirations have a lot to do with it.

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Wearing tefillin may prevent damage from heart attacks

“This is a potential game changer for how we approach cardiovascular disease prevention,” says Dr. Jack Rubenstein.

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Israel a world leader in volunteering, ahead of the US, Switzerland, study finds

The ultra-Orthodox sector, in particular, reports the highest volunteering rate, with as many as 60% engaging in such activity on a regular basis.

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Orthodox Jewish group launches a battle for public opinion

Agudath Israel begins a media campaign, including high-visibility billboards, to push back against the New York Times’ criticism of Haredi communities.

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Why I Changed My Name from Rosenberg to Kohn - A family’s journey to reclaim their lost last name - Chabad

We are the Rosenbergs. Or rather, we were the Rosenbergs. As of Thursday, the 4th day of Chanukah, we are now the Kohns.

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Children out for a stroll in north discover 2,000-year-old lamp in the ground

Clay item found at Kibbutz Parod; location provides new insights into size of ancient Jewish community that lived there

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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.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why No Tefillin at Night or on Shabbat? - Tefillin

Tefillin are worn daily by Jewish men and boys aged 13 and older, except for on Shabbat and Torah holidays.

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

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Poll: US Jews worried about antisemitism, ignorant about Israel

  Ninety-three percent of American Jews are concerned with the current levels of antisemitism in the United States, with nearly

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Jerusalem Stone: What Is It, and Why Is It Used?

I saw that Jewish organization will be built with “Jerusalem stone.” What exactly is it and is there a custom to specifically use Jerusalem stone?

News | Jewish Community

Circumcision, Berzerkeley, and the Power of Five Minutes - Jewish Life

Rabbi Chanan Feld was a towering fixture of my childhood—my friend’s father, and my father’s friend. He had the cuddly torso of a teddy bear, the magical beard of a wizard, and the twinkling eyes of a Rebbe. This is how I remember him.

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Israeli and US Military Bands Come Together Online to Play ‘Hatikvah’ for Holocaust Survivor

Photo: Screenshot. With Israeli Independence Day and the anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp coinciding on Wednesday, …

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

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

My Journey From Pakistani Muslim to Jerusalemite Jew - Stories of Return

My parents were secular Muslims who respected their religion; we all prayed and observed the holidays and some of the fasts. I turned out to be the most religious of the four daughters

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Naomi Campbell Honors the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Again | Israellycool

Naomi Campbell has just posted the following on social media

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

The Sderot Bar-Mitzvah Under Rocket Fire from Hamas

A mother tells about her son's Bar-Mitzvah celebration on Shabbat interrupted by the Hamas rocket fire on their city Sderot.