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As Tel Aviv hosts international song contest, The Jewish Agency for Israel’s emissaries to world Jewish communities re...
05/17/2019
Israeli Emissaries Worldwide Use Sign Language To Make Eurovision Accessible

As Tel Aviv hosts international song contest, The Jewish Agency for Israel’s emissaries to world Jewish communities record singer Kobi Marimi’s Eurovision entry in ASL:

As Tel Aviv hosts international song contest, The Jewish Agency for Israel’s emissaries to world Jewish communities record singer Kobi Marimi’s Eurovision entry in ASL.

"City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York” is now on display at Museum of the City of N...
05/16/2019
Toward A More Perfect Union

"City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York” is now on display at Museum of the City of New York:

Exhibition about how the labor movement shaped New York tells a very Jewish story.

Meet Don Glaser, one of the few jazz pianists who wears a kipa on the bandstand:
05/16/2019
The Way You Wear Your Hat…

Meet Don Glaser, one of the few jazz pianists who wears a kipa on the bandstand:

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

Editorial~ "The nasty political polarization in Washington ratcheted up this week as leading Republicans attacked, and D...
05/16/2019
Far From ‘A Calming Feeling’

Editorial~ "The nasty political polarization in Washington ratcheted up this week as leading Republicans attacked, and Democrats defended, comments on Israel made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan). Both sides went overboard."

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

Farah Louis’ Jewish endorsers are standing firmly behind her, putting political practicality ahead of personal feeling...
05/16/2019
Jewish Pols Stand By City Council Winner

Farah Louis’ Jewish endorsers are standing firmly behind her, putting political practicality ahead of personal feelings:

Despite troubling tweets, the heavily Jewish district backed Farah Louis in the race for Jumaane Williams’ Council seat.

Michele Chabin reports on Eurovision 2019, that will take  place in Israel this year:
05/16/2019
Songs In The Key Of Legitimacy

Michele Chabin reports on Eurovision 2019, that will take place in Israel this year:

For Israelis, Eurovision hits a high note; ‘we’re on the map,’ says a fan.

“I believe that by paying my respects to the victims of Auschwitz, I will encourage Muslims and non-Muslims to embrace...
05/15/2019
Jews, Muslims At Auschwitz: Partners In A Time Of Hate

“I believe that by paying my respects to the victims of Auschwitz, I will encourage Muslims and non-Muslims to embrace mutual respect, understanding and diversity,” Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa said about an upcoming interfaith trip:

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

A majority of New York City Council members have written to Mayor Bill de Blasio asking him to include funding in next y...
05/15/2019
Council Urging Mayor To Fund Security For Houses Of Worship

A majority of New York City Council members have written to Mayor Bill de Blasio asking him to include funding in next year’s budget to provide security for each of the city’s houses of worship:

Move follows interfaith rally calling for funding; new bill would require city to reimburse cost of guards.

Berel Lang a professor of philosophy and the author of many books, including two on the Holocaust, shares his opinion on...
05/15/2019
Netanyahu And Trump: The Big Difference

Berel Lang a professor of philosophy and the author of many books, including two on the Holocaust, shares his opinion on the difference between the two leaders:

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"While The Times is not the bastion of Jew and Israel hatred as some in the pro-Israel community imagine, our review of ...
05/15/2019
Review Shows Times’ Institutional Bias Against Israel

"While The Times is not the bastion of Jew and Israel hatred as some in the pro-Israel community imagine, our review of editorials reveals the paper does, in fact, hold a decided institutional bias..."

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The controversy started with an interview Tlaib gave to a political podcast over the weekend in which the freshman lawma...
05/15/2019
Tlaib’s Shoah Comments Spark Attack, Counterattack

The controversy started with an interview Tlaib gave to a political podcast over the weekend in which the freshman lawmaker from Michigan asserted that Palestinians created a “safe haven” for Jews during the Holocaust.

Republicans, Democrats square off in bitter partisan battle.

AKIM's Dental Training Program, in collaboration with the TAU dental school and Israel's Ministry of Labor and Social Af...
05/14/2019
Smile! A Unique Vocational Opportunity for People With Intellectual Disabilities

AKIM's Dental Training Program, in collaboration with the TAU dental school and Israel's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs teaches employment skills in the dental field:

AKIM's Dental Training Program, in collaboration with the TAU dental school and Israel's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs teaches employment skills in the dental field.

How friendship turned to romance...a sweet love story to brighten your day:
05/14/2019
How Gabe Met Jennifer

How friendship turned to romance...a sweet love story to brighten your day:

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Netanyahu announced in late April that he would form the new community in honor of Trump in the Golan, a month after the...
05/13/2019
Golan Site Selected For New Jewish Community Named For Donald Trump

Netanyahu announced in late April that he would form the new community in honor of Trump in the Golan, a month after the U.S. president signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic heights:

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This program is a rigorous 20 months (four consecutive semesters), including classes, hands-on learning in vineyards and...
05/13/2019
Hebrew University Starts Viticulture Program

This program is a rigorous 20 months (four consecutive semesters), including classes, hands-on learning in vineyards and wineries in Israel, a professional workshop abroad in Italy or France at the end of the program, and a practical internship at a commercial winery in Israel or abroad:

“I think we are the only academic viticulture program in the world that goes with nature,” noted Prof. Zohar Kerem, founder of Hebrew University’s new International Viticulture and Enology Master of Science (MSc) program.

Israel Story Live, Ask Dr. Ruth and more great arts and culture events in New York City, with a Jewish bent:
05/13/2019
NYC Jewish-y Events, May 10-19

Israel Story Live, Ask Dr. Ruth and more great arts and culture events in New York City, with a Jewish bent:

Your weekly guide to educational, cultural and quirky events in New York City, with a Jewish bent.

"Self-knowledge is both encouraged and praised by the masters of Jewish tradition. Teshuva, repentance, requires a recog...
05/13/2019
Know Thyself, Warts and All

"Self-knowledge is both encouraged and praised by the masters of Jewish tradition. Teshuva, repentance, requires a recognition of one’s deeds and more deeply, of one’s dispositions and impulses..."

The latest from Rabbi Wolpe:

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

Cites ‘chilling effect on spirit of open inquiry,’ after move by school’s department of social and cultural analys...
05/12/2019
NYU President Condemns Boycott Of Tel Aviv Campus In Letter

Cites ‘chilling effect on spirit of open inquiry,’ after move by school’s department of social and cultural analysis:

Cites ‘chilling effect on spirit of open inquiry,’ after move by school’s department of social and cultural analysis.

Shabbat Shalom! RabbiShlomo Riskin shares a teaching about the Torah portion, Kedoshim:
05/10/2019
The Horizons Of Holiness

Shabbat Shalom! RabbiShlomo Riskin shares a teaching about the Torah portion, Kedoshim:

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

"Hamas has made itself seem highly relevant while the PA has ended up looking weak..."Nathan Jeffay - Journalist and Spe...
05/10/2019
In Ashkelon, ‘No Simple Solution’ To Gaza

"Hamas has made itself seem highly relevant while the PA has ended up looking weak..."

Nathan Jeffay - Journalist and Speaker shares his "Letter from Israel":

In Ashkelon, ‘No Simple Solution’ To Gaza

"t’s comforting to think of the founders of a nation as working harmoniously toward a common goal, but that is rarely ...
05/10/2019
Israel’s Early Team of Rivals

"t’s comforting to think of the founders of a nation as working harmoniously toward a common goal, but that is rarely the case..."

From the blog of Francine Klagsbrun at Jewish Week

"The media is a force of power and it harbors the extra duty to be impartial as the last defense of a democracy..."
05/09/2019
Where Art And Power Collide

"The media is a force of power and it harbors the extra duty to be impartial as the last defense of a democracy..."

The Times cartoon, graffiti on Israel’s security barrier and the context for political expression.

A new study by the Pew Research Center indicates that many Americans consider the Trump administration too supportive of...
05/09/2019
Trump Tilting Toward Israel

A new study by the Pew Research Center indicates that many Americans consider the Trump administration too supportive of Israel. Those Americans — to a far greater degree than any other religious group — are Jews.

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“Just because something’s in existence doesn’t mean that it’s succeeding and just because something closes doesn...
05/08/2019
Digital Jewish Media Struggles For Donors

“Just because something’s in existence doesn’t mean that it’s succeeding and just because something closes doesn’t mean it has failed...”

The recent folding of BimBam points to funding dilemma even for popular video producers.

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