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Fires out in Israel, it's time to rebuild

In Holland, a Jewish journalist belatedly honored for unmasking a 'monster'

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Forty years after his reporting exposed one of the worst war criminals in Dutch history, Hans Knoop is still celebrated in his native Netherlands as a hero. On Nov. 23, more than a...

Breitbart's Jerusalem chief explains site's 'nationalist' appeal

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Stephen Bannon recently called Breitbart News "the most pro-Israel site in the United States of America." That will not change with Bannon leaving the far-right news website for the...

Fires out in Israel, it's time to rebuild

Following six days of devastating fires that ravaged Israel, Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) is stepping up fundraising efforts to raise the many millions of dollars needed to help the nation recover. ...

Shalom Families builds a new tradition with second Family Mitzvah Day

Nearly 70 people took part in a Thanksgiving mitzvah on Nov. 20 as part of the Second Annual Shalom Families/PJ Library Family Mitzvah Day at Build-A-Bear in Altamonte Springs. Shalom Families is a...

Jewish Academy starts new coding program thanks to generous donation

The Jewish Academy of Orlando has always prided itself for its award winning application and use of technology. Now, due to a very generous donation from one of its major benefactors, Marc and Henrietta Katzen, the school can continue to be a...

The present and future with Trump

Donald Trump is sending mixed messages, some of them more troubling than others. Americans might wonder why others are paying attention. The answer is simple. The U.S. aspires to influence the world, or at least large parts of it. And large parts...

Rockefeller BDS empire, New Israel Fund, campus anti-Semitism

The New Israel Fund recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development—a progressive group being mobilized to confront a major social malady plaguing...

Forty years ago this week, the UN perpetuated Palestinian suffering

During the past few years, the resettlement of refugees has been one of the key issues in international politics. Thehorrendous conflict in Syria has forced more than half the country from their homes, with 4.8 million refugees fleeing to...

Jimmy Carter spreads anti-Israel venom like cancer

It’s always interesting when Jimmy Carter raises his head from the depths of his presidency in exile, like a perennial groundhog. The main difference is that when groundhogs raise their head, it forecasts either more winter or an early spring. In...

Struggling for 'The Middle Way' in a world of extremes

Can you feel the center collapsing all around you? Looking to the left and to the right—politically and religiously, here and in Israel—I see the gap widening at an increasingly rapid rate. The search for The Golden Mean, the desirable balance...

Six amazing Israeli inventions discovered by accident

ISRAEL21c—When Avram Hershko was a post-doc fellow at the University of California in San Francisco from 1969 to 1971, he made an unexpected discovery that led to his receiving the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The professor at the...

Spicy Mexican-Inspired Cholent Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-I grew up in a traditional Jewish home eating my mom's cholent, which had been my grandma's recipe. It was always one of my favorite meals; I often chose it for birthday dinners...

Rescuing residents from the Haifa fires: A personal story of heroism and tragedy

Doron Shafir, Paramedic United Hatzalah On Thursday, Nov. 24, Israel's national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization United Hatzalah mobilized over 600 volunteers from around the...

Scene Around

We all mourn... I received this during last month from the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along in part to you: "World Jewish Congress president Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder remembered ...

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