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All the Jewish details of King Charles' coronation

LONDON (JTA) - At a reception of faith leaders at Buckingham Palace the day after Queen Elizabeth's death in September, King Charles pulled Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, aside for a word....

 By Deborah Danan    News    April 28, 2023

On display at Germany's embassy in Israel: Portraits of Holocaust survivors that seek to reclaim their stories

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The first time Gidon Lev encountered Holocaust denial was after becoming an unwitting TikTok star at the age of 86. “I was totally shocked. How could this be?” he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about receiving dozens of...

 By Deborah Danan    News    April 7, 2023

Alarmed by their country's political direction, more Israelis are seeking to move abroad

TEL AVIV (JTA) - When Daniel Schleider and his wife, Lior, leave Israel next month, it will be for good - and with a heavy heart. "I have no doubt I will have tears in my eyes the whole flight," said...

 By Deborah Danan    News    March 10, 2023

Dramatic stories of survival, endurance and escape reign as Ukrainian Jews mark 1 year of war

(JTA) — Most of the passengers on the flight from Chisinua, Moldova, to Tel Aviv earlier this month were subdued. Some had just witnessed scene after scene of hardship on a tour of war-torn Ukraine organized by the International Fellowship of...

 By Deborah Danan    News    March 3, 2023

Israel's new 'faithful left' is making itself felt

TEL AVIV (JTA) — “Everyone who answers, ‘Thank God’ when asked, ‘How are you,’ raise your hand,” Brit Yakobi asked the crowd of 700 people gathered in an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem. The overwhelming majority of hands shot up. “Ev...

 By deborah Danan    Opinions    May 17, 2019

The reality of sirens for children in Israel

(JNS)—It’s been a surreal few days. On Thursday, I grappled with how to explain the Holocaust Remembrance Day siren to my 4-year-old. We were in a coffee shop when it blared. I decided I would leave explanations about dead Jews and the people... Full story

 By Deborah Danan    News    January 6, 2017

Conservatives lament current discourse, eagerly await Trump

Political correctness came under attack in Jerusalem Dec. 19 at a public policy summit convening conservative leaders from Israel, India, the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress.  At the same time, the conservatives eagerly looked forward to t... Full story

 By Deborah Danan    News    June 10, 2016

Michael Oren: Israel no longer a 'frontier country' for its newest immigrants

Member of Knesset Michael Oren (Kulanu), the self-described "resident old man," surveys the scene unfolding before his eyes with growing astonishment. Seven-hundred pounds of grilling meat, 20 bags... Full story


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