By KAREN KAPLAN, LA TIMES— All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago. So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of 128 healthy Ashkenazi Jews and…Details
By RON JAGER— On the very eve of the High Holy Days, a whirlwind has erupted in the Jewish world over whether Rabbis’ in America should talk about Israel in their sermons. Despite Israel being forced into a war of self-defense against Hamas only a few weeks ago, and with ISIS on the war path…Details
This video with Rabbi Avraham Goldhar provides a fascinating overview on the meaning and customs of the holiest day of the year.
By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the UN General Assembly on Monday was at the forefront of the news cycle in Israel on Tuesday. From the left to the right of the political spectrum, everyone agreed Israel’s leader is a gifted orator. But the question is, was anyone else listening?…Details
By JONATHAN TOBIN, COMMENTARY— Last week, when President Obama denounced ISIS during his speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations and called for a concerted effort by the international community to defeat the terrorist group, he received some well-deserved applause. But when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called for the same body to judge…Details
By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— The signs are everywhere that the time has come for Israel to abandon the PLO. So long as the PLO remains in power, the lives of Israelis and Palestinians will only get worse. PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s speech last Friday at the UN General Assembly where he repeatedly accused Israel of…Details
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
Think on this: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.…Details
By Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily.com Israelis are feeling uneasy these days as their leaders continue to negotiate away the land their sons and fathers and brothers fought so courageously to defend from enemies in four major wars and several minor ones. Jews around the world are wondering if their tiny state can possibly survive the onslaught…Details
#1 Young Americans Are No Longer Sympathetic Toward Israel By MITCHALL BARD— It seems the Jewish community has gotten hysterical over a number of issues, some of which deserve attention, and others that do not. One of those that do not is survey data suggesting that the younger generation is turning away from Israel. Perhaps…Details
By MARK TOOLEY, WEEKLY STANDARD— Senator Ted Cruz’s vigorous defense of Israel at a recent conference for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians in Washington, D.C., provoked jeers from a loud minority in the audience, made up largely of Catholics and Orthodox, many of them from the region or of Middle Eastern background. In June, the Presbyterian…Details
By EARL COX— Anti-Semitism is spreading around the world at an alarming speed. In case you don’t know what anti-Semitism is, it is a Jew-hating attitude of discrimination against, or hostility towards, Jewish people. Some might conjure up images of goose-stepping Nazis, Germany and the Holocaust, but these images cause us to miss today’s subtle,…Details
“The Jew’s contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine and abstruse learning are also very out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world in all ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He…Details
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashana greeting to Jewish communities around the world. Shana Tova!
Psalm 83: 1-5 O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a…Details