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Tikkun Olam on Juneteenth

Sun, 2021-06-13 19:39
Despite the fact that it’s a celebration, I have bittersweet feelings about Juneteenth.

Benjamin Netanyahu replaced as Israeli prime minister after 12 years in office

Sun, 2021-06-13 17:56
Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, was removed from the job in a razor-thin vote in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.

Swastika discovered on ark at Frankfurt airport synagogue

Sun, 2021-06-13 15:47
The swastika in the airport synagogue is the latest in a series of antisemitic incidents in Europe.

I lied about believing in God so my girlfriend would sleep with me

Sun, 2021-06-13 09:00
She wanted me to believe in God to have sex with her; I wasn’t sure, but I said I was. Now I feel guilty. Do I tell her?

How one heroic dance lover is preserving Jewish ballet — one blog entry at a time

Sun, 2021-06-13 09:00
‘I started to have a bit more of a mission. I wanted to reveal that our Jewishness mattered in this little slice of history that I loved so much.”

My time traveling cookbook

Fri, 2021-06-11 22:03
I’ve annotated my brisket recipe so often that it looks like a page in the Talmud.

Gratz College names Zev Eleff new president

Fri, 2021-06-11 20:47
At 35, Eleff will lead the 125-year-old college for Jewish studies.

‘Noah’s Ark’ called unseaworthy, detained off British coastline

Fri, 2021-06-11 18:54
The floating museum of Bible exhibits was deemed unseaworthy by United Kingdom officials.

Overachieving Jewish med student to compete at the Summer Olympics

Fri, 2021-06-11 18:23
American-Israeli swimmer Andi Murez is prepping for the Tokyo Games and her clinical rotations at the same time.

German army to get first rabbi chaplain since the Holocaust

Fri, 2021-06-11 17:28
Rabbi Zsolt Balla believes this is a clear sign that Jews ‘have a future in Germany.’

Ferris Bueller turns 35 — and I still hate him

Fri, 2021-06-11 15:05
Today I learned that Ferris Bueller is Jewish. Kinda. I’m not pleased.

White House promises to hire a Jewish liaison after Jewish groups left out of Israel briefing

Fri, 2021-06-11 14:47
Jewish leaders are describing a surprising tone-deafness from the Biden administration on Jewish outreach.

Krakow city official says good-luck figurines of Jews are ‘antisemitic’ and should not be sold

Fri, 2021-06-11 14:20
The city may deny market concessions to vendors of the depictions of Orthodox Jews, who are often shown counting money.

Small talk and others skills I’m struggling to re-learn as we build a better normal

Fri, 2021-06-11 13:33
I don’t want to go back to normal. I want a new normal, a less hectic, more intentional, more balanced life based on lessons learned in the pandemic.

I’ve marched in the Jerusalem day parade — and this year, it’s a terrible idea

Thu, 2021-06-10 21:35
The moment the march turns towards Damascus Gate, it’s no longer about celebrating Jerusalem’s liberation.

Council race in Queens tests support for Israel in New York politics

Thu, 2021-06-10 21:05
Jewish communal leaders criticize candidates who have pledged not to visit Israel for setting ‘dangerous’ precedent.

Evangelical supporters of Israel express concerns with their champion Netanyahu being ousted from power

Thu, 2021-06-10 20:11
Jews who value the Christian allies are worried about a possible erosion of support among a critical pro-Israel sector.

Israeli man starts matchmaking service for non-vaccinated Jewish singles

Thu, 2021-06-10 20:06
‘There are many singles who are only interested in someone that is not getting the shot,’ the matchmaker said.

Brooklyn man seeks to mark each Jew who died of COVID-19

Thu, 2021-06-10 19:14
Tzali Reicher wants the living to learn from his growing list of over 1,800 names.