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 …

Conservative Movement, Education

Penn States Deletes Tweet Defending All Viewpoints

Old main building of Penn State University

The Liberal Arts Department of Penn State issued and subsequently deleted a tweet that told students that all viewpoints were welcome at the university: “Dear students, each of you belongs here. Your lives matter.” Dear Muslim and Jewish students, Your beliefs are valued here. Dear conservative students, Your viewpoints are important. Dear Latinx students, You …

antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Elderly French Jewish Terror Victim Traumatized

broken window

The Algemeiner has an update on the elderly Jewish Frenchwoman who had a concrete block hurled through the ground floor window of her home, located in a Paris suburb, on June 22. The woman, who is 84, is described as having suffered “severe trauma.” She was thankfully, not physically injured, though the stress of such …

Holocaust

Germany Doubles Funding for Preservation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Site

Auschwitz

Germany has doubled its financial commitment to the preservation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In a joint statement by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Piotr M.A. Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and president of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation at a ceremony in Warsaw last week, it was announced that another 60 million euros had been earmarked …

antisemitism, Israel

France: Protesters Yell “Dirty Jews”

French protesters cry "Dirty Jews" and hold placards against Israel

During French anti-racism riots, protesters shouted antisemitic slogans such as “Dirty Jews” and carried placards accusing Israel of being a “laboratory for police violence.” No matter that Jews have nothing to do with what happened to George Floyd, nor France, for that matter. But everyone likes an excuse to protest. And you know what else …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Brooklyn Man Threatens to Burn Down Diamond District on Fox News, Anchor Stays Mum

Ace Burns

Ace Burns threatened to burn down New York’s largely Jewish Diamond District, during a live interview on Fox News. As popular blogger Elder of Ziyon has noted, news anchor Jacqui Heinrich, didn’t blink an eye, apparently clueless at the threat to the Jewish community delivered on air: “Today, I’m giving a demonstration from Barclay’s Center …