‘Concert with message’ pumps pro-Israel crowd

The 24th annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park — billed as a “concert with a message” — drew thousands of rain-defying pro-Israel enthusiasts following the massive …


Kraft brings football Hall of Famers to Israel

RAMAT HASHARON — An Israeli soldier clapped football great and Vietnam War veteran Roger Staubach on the shoulder at a soccer field here, telling the 1963 Heisman Trophy winner and U.S. Naval …


Israel aids ‘settlements’ as U.S. ups peace ante

By Alex Traiman, Following commemorations for the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, when Israel’s territorial victories included taking control of Judea and Samaria, the Israeli …

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An Israeli official speaks out about Linda Sarsour

N ow that the furor over Linda Sarsour’s commencement speech at CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health is over, it is the right time for me to draw some conclusions and express some …


Hidden texts prompt a new view of biblical digs

The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv …


Jewish athletes ‘return’ to J’salem Maccabiah

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition. Held …

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Don’t ask Ivanka to oppose religious freedom

Commentary by Jonathan S. Tobin, Ivanka Trump is more than just the First Daughter. As a key adviser as well as the wife of Jared Kushner, the president’s Jewish son-in-law and point …

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Trump Jr. rips BBC for ‘misleading’ tweet attack

In several tweets, Donald Trump Jr. condemned the BBC for a tweet that observers had criticized as biased against Israel. The BBC tweet, coming Friday night after two simultaneous terror attacks …


Teachers’ unions rip Israel

The heads of the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors jointly condemned a law proposed by Israel’s education minister that would bar the …


New Zealand apologizes

The longtime director of an arts festival in New Zealand has apologized for removing “Israel” from a song in the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” …


Israeli advances may transform cancer treatment

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 22.5 percent of American fatalitißes. Only heart disease is more deadly. In Israel, cancer is the No. 1 …


Outdoor preschool in Negev shakes up Israeli ed

By Andrew Tobin, JTA MITZPE RAMON — It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: a preschool class held outdoors in the desert. But parents in this remote Israeli town drop off their …


Thousands at levaya for slain officer

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of Israeli Border Police officer Hadas Malka, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem by a Palestinian terrorist. The funeral at a military cemetery in Ashdod …


Outside frum world, fewer marriages mean fewer births, and fewer Jews doing Jewish

On Jan. 16, 1949, Toby Fassman married Max Cohen (Steven M. Cohen’s parents, now both of blessed memory). At 24, Toby was among the last of her circle of friends in Brooklyn to marry, and …


Haredi parties: no deal

The Haredi Orthodox parties in Israel’s government have proposed a new resolution that would rescind a government decision to create an official egalitarian section at the Kotel. The United …


Naked woman at Kotel

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign to translate and digitize the diaries of Nazi victims and survivors. Funds from the 31-day campaign, which started …


Israel aids Syrian rebels

Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels on the border in the Golan Heights for several years, the Wall Street Journal reported. The aid includes cash, as well as food, fuel and …


‘Dead’ man still living

The wife of a Brooklyn man on life support has asked the borough’s Supreme Court to rescind a death certificate that she said was issued in error. NY-Presbyterian Hospital issued a death …

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The book is large and fits comfortably on a lap. The color photographs nearly fill each page. Each image depicts real people doing everyday Jewish things — a young girl eating matzah ball soup; …