American Jewry, Celebrity MOTs, Jewish pride, Liberal Jews, Reform Movement

RBG’s Death on Rosh Hashanah Marked By Shofar Blasts

Shofar blower enrobed in tallit

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Rosh Hashanah of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. While traditional Jews do not blow the shofar when Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat, Reform Rabbi Matt Soffer of Durham, North Carolina, blew the shofar minus one blast, to signify that the Supreme Court was now minus one justice. Actor Mandy Patinkin, …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Jerusalem Great Synagogue Closed for Business Over Holidays

Jerusalem Great Synagogue

With Israel contemplating a new lockdown until after the High Holidays, it has been reported that Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue will be closed for the first time ever since opening its doors in 1958. The lockdown, it is hoped, will lower the number of coronavirus victims, as the numbers of those sick with the virus in …

antisemitism, campus, Holocaust, Israel, Terror

San Francisco University to Host Arab Terrorist

Terrorist Leila Khaled

Leila Khaled, a notorious Arab terrorist and leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), is scheduled to speak on a panel on September 23, at San Francisco University (SFU). Khaled took part in hijacking a commercial flight to Tel Aviv in 1969. The PFLP took part in suicide bombings and …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Three Arrested in Cleveland for Antisemitic Vandalism

cleveland swastika graffiti

Three people, a 20-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 16-year-old, all from Beachwood, Ohio have been arrested for painting swastikas and other antisemitic imagery and graffiti back in July on several Jewishly-owned businesses in University Heights, a Cleveland suburb. Bo Briele Truitt, 23, arrested two weeks ago, has been charged with ethnic intimidation, inducing …

Terror

Beirut Explosion Definitively Traced to Hezbullah

beirut explosion

The massive Beirut explosion that killed 172 people, injured 6,000 and left 300,000 homeless, has definitively been traced to Iranian terror group Hezbullah, by way of an abandoned ship’s owner connected to a Lebanese bank used by the terror organization. The ship, known as the Rhosus, arrived at the port of Beirut in 2013, carrying …

American Jewry, Israel

Biden Takes Credit for UAE Israel Peace Accord

Joe Biden David Friedman

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) took a giant leap forward for the Arab people when they agreed to normalize relations with Israel. The two countries share a common enemy—Iran—and Trump was able to persuade the UAE to let bygones be bygones. But Joe Biden was quick to take the credit for the accord: “The coming …

antisemitism, coronavirus, Israel

Coronavirus Hasn’t Stopped the Terror Balloons

balloon terror

At the beginning of the pandemic, with everyone under lockdown, the balloons emanating from Gaza, with explosive devices attached, seemed to stop for a while. Now they’re back. A cluster of balloons with an attached IED (improvised explosive device) was discovered on Shabbos morning in a field near Kibbutz Nir Oz, along Israel’s southern border …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Celebrity MOTs, Israel, Liberal Jews

Seth Rogen Betrays Ignorance of Jewish History

Actor Comedian Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen, an actor and comedian hailing from Vancouver, is well known for his penchant for smoking lots and lots of marijuana. Maybe that’s why he proved he has no filter when it comes to speaking about what it means to be Jewish and how he feels about Israel. But he certainly made a lot …

coronavirus, Israel

Nurses Make Aliyah In Spite of Pandemic

old fashioned nurse comforts patient

You might think that Aliyah to Israel would be down what with the global coronavirus pandemic. You would be wrong. Thirty-four nurses who recently made Aliyah to Israel just received Israeli certification to continue their profession in Israel. This is especially helpful during COVID-19, and now that they are certified, hospital employment for the new …

American Jewry, antisemitism, BDS, Celebrity MOTs, Israel, Jewish pride

Foodbenders Sued for $800,000

Twitter profile of Toronto designer Shai DeLuca

A dining establishment and prepared food takeout place in Canada, Foodbenders, was already in the news after an Instagram post with the hashtag #zionistsnotwelcome. Now the owner of the restaurant, Kimberly Hawkins, is being sued by prominent designer Shai DeLuca, the subject of two defamatory Instagram posts by the Toronto eatery accusing DeLuca of being …