Category: Israel

Israel, Orthodox

COVID-19: Notable Jewish Deaths

Rabbi Masud Tubul and Aryeh Even, early Jewish victims of the novel coronavirus

The first (may it be the last) death in Israel due to the novel corona virus, is 88-year-old Aryeh Even, of Jerusalem. Even was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who died in Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Hospital. The family released a statement: “We are sad we weren’t allowed to be at his side in his last moments.” …

antisemitism, BDS, Israel

BDS This: Israel Develops Coronavirus Vaccine

Israeli lab tech works on coronavirus vaccine

Israel is going to have a coronavirus vaccine in three weeks. That doesn’t mean we will have it then. It will take time for it to clear regulatory stuff and to be manufactured and distributed. That could take 90 days or more. By that time we hope the epidemic will have passed, but the thing …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel, Liberal Jews

Sanders Surrogate and Out and Out Antisemite

Amer Zahr, Bernie Sanders, Linda Sarsour

Bernie Sanders has appointed anti-Israel activist and antisemite Amer Zahr as surrogate for Sanders 2020 presidential campaign. This is no surprise to those of us who have watched Sanders embrace antisemites like Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour. Or to those of us who listened to Sanders say he would cut aid to the Jewish State. …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Southern Israelis Demand Solution

Children hunker down in Israeli kindergarten during Operation Protective Edge in Israel

When the Jews left Gaza during the 2005 Disengagement, terror moved further into Israel, putting one million Southern Israelis under constant rocket fire with balloon terror that targets Southern Israeli children. Often, while we are enjoying our Sabbath meals in peace, Jews in Southern Israel are running to their safe rooms and shelters with screaming …

Israel

Arab League Rejects Peace Plan

Arab League logo

Trump’s peace plan seemed to garner approval from most of the Arab states. But now, the Arab League has announced that it rejects the plan, after hearing more details from Abbas. In case you were wondering, the Arab League comprises 22 Arab member states. Here is a list of all the nations that reject this …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel

Tlaib Retweets Then Deletes Antisemitic Libel, No Apology

Rashida Tlaib

When a little boy falls into a well and drowns, no one is celebrating. But to use the boy’s death to demonize and spread falsehoods about Israel is pure antisemitism. Especially when it was Israeli rescue personnel who assisted in finding the boy. But that is exactly what Representative Rashida Tlaib did. She retweeted the …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel, Liberal Jews

Chanukah Ignorance on Full Display

JVP Sacramento Chanukah post

Jewish Voice for Peace is deemed by many to be neither Jewish nor for peace, but simply a radical left student group that agitates for the destruction of the State of Israel. This recent first-night-of-Chanukah Facebook post does indeed suggest an unfamiliarity with Jewish custom that is astonishing in its breadth. Some of the comments …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel

NY Times Skews Article on Executive Order on Antisemitism

New York Times logo on newspaper cover

The New York Times used to be thought of as the paper of record. Today, however, it is the newspaper of far left bias. You know this the minute you see the headline of the article on President Trump’s executive order to help combat antisemitism. The headline? “Unease at Trump’s Order to Tackle Anti-Semitism.” Four …

Israel, Orthodox celebrities

Rabbi Nissim Karelitz ZTL: A Torah Giant Laid to Rest

Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, Shlita

While we were yet celebrating the final leg of the Jewish high holidays in America, Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef (Nissim) Karelitz was being laid to rest in Jerusalem. The nephew of the Chazon Ish, Rabbi Karelitz was chairman of the Beit Din Tzedek of Bnei Brak, and one of the leading rabbis of Lithuanian Jewry. Born …

Israel

Demi Lovato Apologizes for Taking Free Trip to Israel

Demi Lovato's instagram post apologizing for accepting a free trip to Israel

Singer-Actress Demi Lovato got a free trip to Israel, apparently sponsored by Zeev Elkin of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All she had to do was write a few posts. While she was in Israel, she got baptized in the Jordan River and had a religious experience. She posted about that.   View this post …