American Jewry, Jewish pride, Orthodox

Orthodox Baseball Player May Be MLB Pick

Jacob Steinmetz

Jacob Steinmetz, a 17-year-old Orthodox Jew from Long Island, is expected to be chosen in the Major League Baseball draft this Sunday. Steinmetz already won a scholarship to Fordham University and is 181 in his draft class. But can he make it in the big leagues as a Shomer Shabbos, Shomer Kashrus Yid? A graduate …

antisemitism

Former Democratic Congresswoman Tweets that Jews caused 9/11

McKinney meme Zionists did it puzzle piece tweet

Former Georgia Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney tweeted an antisemitic conspiracy theory on Monday, claiming that “Zionists” are behind the 9/11 bombings. McKinney tweeted a photo of the burning Twin Towers with a hand adding the final puzzle piece on which was written the word “Zionists” completing the caption “Zionists did it.” …

American Jewry, Israel

Lapid Pledges to Mend Relations with Diaspora Jewry

Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid, the new alternate prime minister and head of Israel’s Foreign Ministry revealed his upcoming agenda in a handover ceremony on Monday. Lapid described his intention to focus on fixing the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. He mentioned the various streams of American Jewry: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox, suggesting that all are of …

Liberal Jews

IfNotNow Once Again Says Kaddish for Terrorists

Usama Jamal al-Zibda Hamas Field Commander

The anti-Israel group IfNotNow once again said kaddish for Hamas terrorists, responsible for terrorizing Israeli families with thousands of missiles. The group pretends to be guided by Jewish ethics, as it prays for terrorists by name. Elder of Ziyon listed some of the terrorists that were named by IfNotNow in their recent fake Kaddish ceremony, …

Israel

Hamas Commits War Crimes, John Oliver Blames Israel

Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film Festival, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

John Oliver is known for being forthright and unapologetic. Which is why the popular comedian probably won’t apologize for blaming Israel for Hamas war crimes. Hamas has fired 3,100+ missiles in Israeli cities populated by large numbers of civilians over the past week. But Oliver reserved his criticism for Israel alone. The segment in question …