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Oman calls for recognition of Israel at regional forum

(The Tower via JNS)-Oman publicly called for regional recognition of Israel a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a historic visit to the Sultanate on Friday, The Jerusalem...

Pittsburgh is where I lived

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (JTA)—On Saturday, the front line in the struggle to save and perpetuate Judaism ran through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I know a little something about that front line. Born in Pittsburgh, raised in her suburbs, an adult living on...

Despite mixed reactions, Trump visits Pittsburgh days after synagogue shooting

(JNS)-Despite mixed reactions, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon in the aftermath of a gunman killing 11 people and injuring six...

Israeli lawmakers see Pittsburgh shooting as a time to talk about pluralism

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The deadly shooting at a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh has underlined tensions in Israel over the haredi Orthodox rabbinic establishment's disenfranchisement of the Diaspora's...

Major Orthodox Jewish group slams attacks on Trump after Pittsburgh massacre

On Wednesday, the National Council of Young Israel addressed criticism of President Donald Trump following a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that represents the worst attack on Jews in the...

When will Jews ever learn to abandon their compulsive affection for the Democrats?

The 78 percent figure frequently referred to by Democrat apologists as if it were The Holy Grail, is based on entry or exit polls whereas many Jews are reluctant to identify themselves as conservatives and risk peer pressure. In many synagogues,...

Is Diaspora Jewry coming to an end?

(Mida via JNS)—We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of the Jewish Diaspora. While the anti-Semitic terrorist attack against a synagogue in Pittsburgh is a grave warning for American Jewry, the danger for Jews in Scandinavian countries,...

Israel and and those who float so-called 'social justice'

(Mida via JNS)—Social-justice warriors and progressives went berserk this week when Israel exercised its right, as any sovereign nation, to determine who enters its borders. It barred an anti-Israeli American student from entering the country...

An anti-Semitic wake-up call in Pittsburgh

By Jonathan Feldstein Anti-Semitism thrives and is unleashed, among other things, when hate is fostered and allowed to go unchecked. But anti-Semites rarely need an “excuse” to do so. Following the attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue last week,...

Thank you, Rabbi

Dear Editor: I want to express condolences for the loss and suffering of our Jewish friends. I, among many, was touched by the rabbi’s consoling words to the nations, despite such heartache: “My cup runs over with love!” The essence of...

The disease of anti-Semitism infects everyone

(JNS)—It was a gray and drizzly day in Pittsburgh, in what is usually a beautiful place, green and fresh, when a synagogue was hit at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, becoming yet another target of that inexhaustible strain that is homicidal...

Judaism and death: Five surprising ideas

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech (Aish Hatorah Resources)—Your days are numbered, but it’s not the end. On some level of awareness we all know that our days are numbered. How to cope with that recognition is perhaps the greatest challenge of life. For...

In unprecedented move, American Jewish media issue joint editorial: #WeAreAllJews

More than a dozen of America’s leading Jewish media organizations took the unusual step today of publishing a joint editorial expressing solidarity in the wake of the deadly attack on worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, and calling upon...

Scene Around

Nightmares and memories... I'm referring to my childhood filled with anti-Semitic incidents. Until my family got off welfare and moved from the Red Hook Projects in Brooklyn, N.Y., I was spit at,...

Cult classic 'Dr. Phibes' may live forever

Horror fans who were in or near Santa Monica, California, on Oct. 26, had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Halloween Double Feature at the Aero Theater. "The Abominable Dr. Phibes," a cult...

Mazel Tov to twins' 70th bar mitzvah anniversary

Twins Herbert and Martin Siegel celebrated their 83rd birthday on Oct. 24, followed by a 70th anniversary of their bar mitzvah at Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg. The twins were bar mitzvah'd...

Obituary-BETTY CORNMAN MANIS

Betty Cornman Manis passed away Oct. 24, 2018, at the age of 90. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she graduated from Newcomb College with a degree in biology and worked as a researcher. Betty met her husband, Norman, when he visited the...

Obituary-SONIA POSNER BAIME

Sonia Posner Baime (nee Solochek) passed away in Deerfield, Illinois, on Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 96. She was a resident of Altamonte Springs and Longwood, Florida, from 1989 to 2015. Loving wife of the late Lester D. Posner and the late...

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