Diaspora

Why We Acquired Disapora Entertainment News and Media Site Shadow and Act

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the addition of website and company, Shadow & Act, into the Blavity network. Shadow and Act is the number one …

Diversity

Jewish Enough

I was fifteen when I was told I was not “Jewish enough” for the first time. I went on a two week Jewish youth trip to Poland and Israel. The week in …

Iran sucks at censoring apps, so the Persian diaspora is using them for unfiltered political discussion

With a (symbolic) (but it's a potent symbol) election looming in Iran, the global Persian diaspora is not lacking for news organs that are producing …

Foreign Policy

President Trump Calls Holocaust Deniers 'Accomplices to Evil'

President Trump took a strong stance against anti-Semitism at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, denouncing Holocaust deniers and pledging to support …

Holocaust

Unpacking contrary Jews

Steve Apfel<p>The writer is a prolific author of novels and non-fiction, essayist and commentator on ‘enemies of Zion’ which happens also to be the …

Racism

Suspected murder in northern Israel

A man in his 50s was found dead in his apartment Tuesday morning in an apparent case of murder.<p>MDA emergency response teams were called to the man’s …

Israel

Trouble in The Tribe: The Growing Discord Between American And Israeli Jewry

Snapshot<p>The basic tenor of the argument against public criticism of Israel by the diaspora is that because they are not exposed to Israeli way of …

Israel

'They murdered my mother, so I killed them in revenge'

Max Privler joined the anti-Nazi resistance fighters at the tender age of 11, after watching his father shot and mother hanged by the SS.

Israel

OPINION: Multiple levels of discrimination exist in Israel

On Apr. 19, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, Students for Justice in Palestine hosted Ilise Cohen from Jewish Voice for Peace to talk about …

Israel

Playwright Paula Vogel Examines Her Jewish Identity Through Indecent

The Pulitzer Prize winner defines her Judaism and the message of identity in her Broadway play.<p>Throughout the seven years it took to create …

Performing Arts

Likud MK to negotiate Shabbat deal

During a government meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Tourism Minister Yariv Levin to form a plan together with the haredi …

Israel

NEVER SAY THIS IS THE FINAL ROAD FOR YOU

This week marked the anniversary of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Ghetto had been established by the Germans in 1940 in the Muranów district …

Holocaust

Special interview with Elie Wiesel's son

<i>Arutz Sheva</i> spoke with Elisha Wiesel the son of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, the late Eli Wiesel. Wiesel was in Krakow, Poland, to …

Holocaust

Report: Global antisemitism drops 12%, but surges by 45% on US campuses

While violent incidents of antisemitism dropped 12% worldwide in 2016, US campuses saw a surge of 45% in antisemitism, according to data released …

8,000 Jewish settlers raid historical sites in the West Bank

Around 8,000 Israeli Jewish settlers, protected by Israeli forces, raided the village of Kifil Haris in the central West Bank city of Salfit and …

Middle East

Japanese ‘Schindler’ a model of diplomacy at Holocaust remembrance event

The legacy of Japan’s “Schindler,” vice consul Chiune Sugihara, was celebrated as a model of diplomacy at an event held Thursday night in Jerusalem …

Local temple to remember victims of the Holocaust

Filed under NEWS<p>Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter • April 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment<p>Advertisement<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're trying to …

Holocaust

Hungarian Holocaust museum still hasn't opened

Hungary’s $22 million Holocaust museum, whose construction was completed in 2015, has remained unopened due to intrigue within the government and …

Holocaust

Jailed Jewish Radical Judith Clarke Surprisingly Denied Parole

Judith Clark, the former member of radical group the Weather Underground was surprisingly denied parole April 21.

Death Penalty

Are the Jewish people a success story or a failure?

Rabbi Nachman Kahana<p>Rabbi Nachman Kahana is an Orthodox Rabbinic Scholar, Rav of Chazon Yechezkel Synagogue – Young Israel of the Old City of …

Israel

This Shabbat, Challah Is Key — But Why?

Today, the Instagram account Frumfun shared a great photo featuring a bearded man dressed in a shirt and slacks with a challah tied up in his <i>tzitzit</i> …

Jewish Culture

Watch: When a settler performed at an Arab wedding

Loading....<p>A viral video showing an Orthodox Jewish man performing for an Arab wedding has lit up the internet, leaving thousands wondering who the …

Israel

'Better for your children to die than to join the IDF'

A rabbi affiliated with the Yerushalmi Faction declared Thursday night that it was preferable for one’s child to die rather than to see them enlist …

Israel

Marine Le Pen's National Front: Old brand, new spin

It is a rarely mentioned but centrally important fact that the French Republic is, and has always been, one of Western Europe’s most multi-religious and multicultural countries. France’s citizens include half of Western Europe’s Jews and the continent’s largest population of Muslims. French …

France

Brownstein: Jewish and Palestinian alliance sets the stage at Blue Met

They assembled a book together over a two-year period. They share similar hopes and values. Yet this encounter at an N.D.G. coffeehouse marks only …

Canadian News

Celebrity Photographer Trains His Lens On Shoah Survivors

JTA Harry Borden is Britain’s Annie Leibovitz. Sort of.<p>The American-born, U.K.-raised portrait photographer, 52, admits there “are some parallels” in …

Movie Review: Denial

A few months back, a friend here in Hong Kong sent me a photo she took of a delivery van she spotted out on the street. On the side of the van was a …

The Afropop Band Bringing You Beats in Eight Languages

On August 17, 2013, musician Simon Doré tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar. Halfway across, the inflatable boat began to fill with water. There …

It’s Time For Conservative Jews To Embrace Sexual Fluidity

“Homosexuality, Human Dignity and Halakhah” was approved by the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) on December 6, …

LGBTQ

Weekend Stream: This Israeli Drama About Orthodox Singles That’s Alot Like ‘Friends’

<i>Welcome to “Weekend Stream,” where every Friday, Darian Lusk — comedian and writer living large in Brooklyn — will gently recommend something new and</i> …

Netflix