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The cantor's perspective: For meaningful High Holidays prayer, preparation is key

LOS ANGELES—The holiest days on the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are largely spent in synagogue. Yet prayer isn’t usually the focus when Jews prepare for the High Holidays, observes Cantor Arik Wollheim. “Hopefully people go...


University of Haifa, Ruderman Family Foundation launch pioneering 'American Jewish Studies' program

HAIFA—Jay Ruderman has observed for years that when American Jewish leaders visit Israel or when Israeli leaders visit the United States, the conversation is “always about Israel” and how the...

 By Jacob Kamaras    News    August 9, 2013

Thomas interviewer: Media whitewashes late journalist's anti-Semitism

On June 1, 2010, the day after the Gaza flotilla incident in which nine Turkish militants were killed after attacking Israeli soldiers aboard the Mavi Marmara, famed reporter Helen Thomas didn’t...


Poland's Jewish renaissance brings to light 'underpinnings' of Judeo-Christian Western culture

June 28 will mark the start of the 23rd annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, whose closing event is a concert that routinely draws 20,000-25,000 people and exemplifies the re-emerging...

 By Jacob Kamaras    News    June 14, 2013

Samantha Power's history of controversial statements on Israel

Samantha Power, President Barack Obama’s replacement for Susan Rice as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has a history of controversial comments about Israel, reigniting concerns regarding the...

 By Jacob Kamaras    News    April 19, 2013

ADL downplays controversy over anti-Israel texts in curriculum of Newton, Mass

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) are at odds over the presence of anti-Israel materials in the public school system of Newton, Mass. APT—a Boston-based nonprofit “dedicated to promoting peaceful...

 By Jacob Kamaras    News    March 15, 2013

Brains behind Israel's Iron Dome 'not putting all the eggs in one system'

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted nearly 400 Gaza rockets last November alone, with an 85 percent success rate, amid the Israel Defense Forces’ Operation...


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