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American Jews: Israel needs your attention between wars, too

Wed, 2021-06-09 16:31
American Jews must fight to end the Israel-Gaza conflict, not to win it

In Brooklyn’s hipster Williamsburg neighborhood, Hasidic Jews are the real counterculture

Wed, 2021-06-09 16:25
A new book shows the religious and real estate forces that have turned Brooklyn’s Orthodox into a political and economic power.

Feeling at home in my Yiddish-speaking bubble

Wed, 2021-06-09 16:22
My fellow Yiddish students and I stumble as we try to speak correctly, but we all relish our weekly immersion in that lost East European world.

Brazilian parents protest teaching of new Anne Frank diary containing sexual descriptions

Wed, 2021-06-09 15:13
The additions include Frank’s description of exploring her own body and attraction to other girls during her early adolescence.

Anne Frank’s famous optimism gets a bluegrass twang in Nefesh Mountain’s new song

Wed, 2021-06-09 14:48
The entire album is a response to the wave of feelings and emotions the pair felt after coming back “roots trip” to Poland and Ukraine.

Satmar group endorses Eric Adams for mayor, setting stage for battle over Orthodox vote

Wed, 2021-06-09 11:50
This marks the second time the two Satmar factions offered competing endorsements in an open seat for mayor.

New poll finds Americans strongly back Israel

Tue, 2021-06-08 21:29
The survey from Christians United For Israel also showed concern over Iran’s nuclear regime.

Symposium to explore rich world of Jewish children’s literature in pre-WWII Europe

Tue, 2021-06-08 20:12
As part of the program, curators at YIVO and Oxford University’s Bodleian Library will share colorful illustrated books from their collections.

The secret Jewish history of Sinead O’Connor (and the imaginary rabbi who guided her)

Tue, 2021-06-08 19:49
In the life of the singer-songwriter, there are three key Jewish figures — Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand and an imaginary rabbi.

Oregon has finally scrapped its racist state song — thanks to a Jewish music teacher

Tue, 2021-06-08 19:48
Glorifying conquering white men, the song was due for a makeover.

Anti-Israel protesters block Zim cargo ship in Oakland, plan further actions

Tue, 2021-06-08 19:43
The “Block the Boat” protests are tied to the BDS movement.

Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev reaches French Open mixed doubles final

Tue, 2021-06-08 18:01
Karatsov’s maternal grandfather is Jewish, and he lived Israel when he was between three and 12.

Far-left French presidential candidate suggests Toulouse Jewish school murders were part of elections conspiracy

Tue, 2021-06-08 16:53
“You’ll see that on the last week of the presidential campaign, we’ll have a serious incident or a murder,” Jean-Luc Melenchon said Sunday.

Rappers invest in dating app for ‘Jews with ridiculously high standards’

Tue, 2021-06-08 16:11
Bhad Bhabie and Lil Yachty joined forces with manager Adam Kluger to invest $1 million into the Lox Club

Did Irving Berlin appropriate or celebrate Black music — or both?

Tue, 2021-06-08 16:04
Charges that Irving Berlin stole from Black composers, particularly Scott Joplin, are contradicted by both his words and his art.

Learning to trust my neighbors again

Tue, 2021-06-08 14:56