By CBSNEWS— Armed guards have been posted at synagogues throughout Germany for the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Anti-Semitism is once again on the rise in Europe, especially in Germany. The tensions have been building in Germany since demonstrations against last summer’s Gaza war exposed a clear anti-Jewish sentiment. Chants were heard…Details
By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Although media commentators overlooked it, the Obama administration did it again. They blindsided Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the eve of his trip to Washington. The last time it happened was in May 2011 when US President Barack Obama set out his policy toward Israel and the Palestinians as Netanyahu was…Details
by Hillel Fendel, Arutz-7 The highest of the High Holidays – Yom Kippur – is only about a day away, and Jews around the world are preparing by attempting to become better people. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a Divinely-designated day that the Torah explains “will atone for you to purify you from…Details
By SAM SOKOL, JPOST— Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky forecasts a 400 percent increase in immigration from Ukraine for the coming year, citing worsening economic conditions and the ongoing civil war in the country’s east as contributing factors. Speaking with The Jerusalem Post by phone from Dnipropetrovsk on Sunday, Sharansky said despite the avowed intent…Details
“The Jews were the emblem of homeless and vulnerable humanity. But is not the whole earth no more than a temporary transit-camp?”–Paul Johnson writes in the History of the Jews
By DAVID PARSONS– The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, the largest Christian Zionist organization, will conduct its annual Sukkot conference in Jerusalem next week. Now, 34 years after it was founded, is the time to recount one of the architects who strengthened the relationships between the State of Israel and Christian Zionism — late Israeli prime…Details
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