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Threats from Iran Lead Israel to Reinforce Nuclear Sites

September 21, 2018, by

Israel is upgrading its nuclear sites in light of “repeated and explicit threats” made by Iran to attack them, a nuclear official said. Zeev Snir, director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, addressed this issue in a speech to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The address was provided to the Israeli media. “These outrageous […]

U of Mi Prof Refuses Recommendation for Israel Study

September 21, 2018, by

A University of Michigan professor is under fire for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for study in Israel because he supports BDS. John Cheney-Lippold, a professor of American culture, declined to recommend junior Abigail Ingber for a semester of study in Israel because he supports a against Israel. “As you may know, many […]

NY Town Buys Land to Keep Jews Out

September 17, 2018, by

In an interview with the Times Herald-Record, Alex Jamieson, supervisor of the Town of Chester, NY, has said that the town is buying up available property in order to prevent an influx of Hasidic Jews. Jamieson told the newspaper that residents fear that the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel will expand into their town. “People realize […]

Paul McCartney: Jews Should Not Be Offended by “Hey Jude”

September 17, 2018, by

In 1968, The Beatles announced the single, “Hey Jude.” The song’s name did not go over well with everyone. According to McCartney, a Jewish man called him up, furious about the name, and threatened to send his son over to beat the Beatle up. The word “Jude” means “Jew” in German. According to the man, Jews […]

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America Mourns Death of Israeli Hero Murdered by Palestinian Terrorist

September 17, 2018, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expresses its great sadness over the death of Ari Fuld zk”l, a U.S.-Israeli citizen who was killed over the weekend in Israel by a Palestinian terrorist. Fuld, 45, was attacked Sunday morning by a terrorist wielding a knife outside […]

Kosher Teen is “Chopped” Champion

September 12, 2018, by

13-year-old Rachel Goldzal, an Orthodox teen from Staten Island, has won a “Chopped” championship, beating two 12-year-olds and a 10-year-old. She was 12 when she filmed the Food Network show in the spring. Goldzal is the first kosher champion in the show’s history, which includes more than 450 episodes, though there have been other kosher contestants. Her […]

Jewish Vegans Advocate Switch to Date Honey

September 12, 2018, by

Many vegans won’t eat bee honey because it’s an animal product. According to Jeffrey Cohan, the executive director of Jewish Veg, many honey producers manipulate bees’ natural living patterns, including clipping the queen’s wings to prevent her from flying away, and replace the honey produced with less nutritious sugar water. Some vegans regard the process as cruel, […]

State Dept. Closes Palestinian Office in Washington

September 12, 2018, by

The Trump administration has ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, or other allies. The administration cited the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel as the reason for closing the office […]

BDS is Anti-Semitic Says Germany

September 5, 2018, by

The Boycott, Divest and Sanction campaign against Israel has been deemed anti-Semitic by the Berlin State Office for the Protection of the Constitution. In its annual report for 2017, released last week, the office says that the BDS campaign “question(s) Israel’s right to exist and accuse(s) Israel entirely of racism.” The report “refers to a grey […]

Ancient Torah Scroll Safe After Museum Fire

September 5, 2018, by

An ancient Torah once owned by a Brazilian emperor was removed from Brazil’s National Museum in Rio for restoration before a massive fire engulfed the building on Sunday. The 13th-century Yemenite Torah, which was once owned by emperor Pedro II, was safe at another building that belongs to the museum. Other irreplaceable treasures were lost […]