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Iron Dome funding gets caught up in Democratic infighting — but this aid to Israel was never in question

Thu, 2021-09-23 21:59
In the end Israel got the bipartisan support it was counting on.

97-year-old former member of Nazi death squad dies at home in Canada

Thu, 2021-09-23 20:30
A translator for a Nazi death squad died at home in Ontario at the age of 97, ending a decades-long effort to deport him from Canada.

At this Tel Aviv cafe, baristas will serve you espresso — and let you know about Jesus

Thu, 2021-09-23 20:00
HaOgen Cafe, in central Tel Aviv, is associated with one of dozens of Messianic Jewish congregations in Israel, whose numbers have multiplied in re…

House overwhelmingly approves Iron Dome funding

Thu, 2021-09-23 19:26
A 420-9 vote suggests that the “Squad“‘s influence over Israel policy remains limited.

Ukraine passes law banning antisemitism

Thu, 2021-09-23 16:44
Unlike similar laws in other countries, Ukraine makes having “a certain perception of Jews” illegal.

Jewish aide to Ukraine’s president survives assassination attempt

Thu, 2021-09-23 16:11
Sergey Shefir and President Volodymyr Zelensky, who are both Jewish, worked together on the television show that started their political careers.

Yiddish Word of the Day: The holiday of Sukkot

Thu, 2021-09-23 15:56
How does love compare to a sukkah? Learn this and other fun phrases and proverbs about the holiday.

Online Warsaw Jewish food festival highlights Dutch-Jewish cuisine

Thu, 2021-09-23 15:31
Other activities at the online event: embroidering a tablecloth for Sukkot and the influence of Vietnamese cuisine on the Warsaw food scene.

Was this the greatest album ever made by a Jewish (or any) rock ‘n’ roll star?

Thu, 2021-09-23 15:25
50 years ago, Marc Bolan and T-Rex released ‘Electric Warrior’ and changed rock music history.

If it’s Sukkot, it’s rollercoaster time at Hershey Park — a photo essay

Thu, 2021-09-23 15:00
During Chol Hamoed, thousands upon thousands of revelers gather at Hershey Park for what has been called America’s largest gathering of Jews.

Spending time with unhoused people challenged everything I knew about Sukkot

Thu, 2021-09-23 14:10
In the real world, there is no happy side to being unhoused.

Though it looked to the past, ‘Hester Street’ was way ahead of its time

Thu, 2021-09-23 13:00
Joan Micklin Silver’s 1975 adaptation of an Ab Cahan novel was set in the late 19th Century, but its feminist message remains extremely timely.

After Iron Dome fight among Democrats, Israel’s $1 billion ask to get standalone vote in House

Thu, 2021-09-23 11:01
Progressives on Tuesday killed a plan by the Democratic leadership to include the $1 billion for Iron Dome in a broader funding bill.

Spotify criticized for promoting podcast by far-right comedian

Wed, 2021-09-22 20:19
Sam Hyde, host of HydeWars, donated $5,000 to the legal defense fund of Andrew Anglin, who ran the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer.

The Secret Jewish history of Bruce Springsteen

Wed, 2021-09-22 14:00
A tribe held its breath when The New York Times called The Boss “Bruce Springstein.” He’s not Jewish, but the typo wasn’t as wrong as it seemed.

Progressive Democrats remove $1 billion Iron Dome funding from bill

Wed, 2021-09-22 13:30
Israel will still very likely receive the promised $1 billion emergency aid it requested earlier this year.

How intimate family photos helped to bridge a Trump-Biden divide

Wed, 2021-09-22 11:00
In “Family Matters,’ photographer Gillian Laub documents her family’s struggle to contend with a political divide and a pandemic.

Disturbingly bigoted and irredeemably misogynistic? How will future readers view Philip Roth?

Wed, 2021-09-22 09:00
In ‘The Philip Roth We Don’t Know,’ Jacques Berlinerblau defends his subject from charges of racism, but has trouble arguing against Roth’s sexism.