U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is focusing on the crisis in Ukraine, but he may want to direct some of that attention to Israel. A new poll has revealed 66% of Israeli Jews and 53% of Israeli Arabs do not trust Kerry with Israel’s security. Kerry is currently working on his framework for future talks […]
A new poll released by the Israel Democracy Institute reveals that 64% of Israelis--including 66% of Jews and 53% of Arabs--do not trust U.S. Secretary of State "to take Israel's security into account as a crucial factor in the framework agreement." The poll was conducted among 603 Israeli respondents with a margin of error of 4.1%. Show More Summary
Emily L. Hauser's recent blogpost for the Forward, "How 'De-Arabizing' Christians Serves Israel" is another example of liberal Ashkenazi Jews showing their concern for Palestinian Arabs while at the same time ignoring Arab Jews. TheShow More Summary
The Nazis had an unlikely ally during World War II: the Jews of Finland. As Fins and Germans allied against Russia, Jewish soldiers fought in the Finnish military—but the question of whether they should have sided with Adolf Hitler still rankles among Jewish veterans in Finland, writes Paul Kendall...
Yesterday afternoon, thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews convened in lower Manhattan to protest the Israeli proposal that would draft them into the military. One protester told the AP, "We’re all united against military service for religious men in Israel because it doesn’t allow for religious learning. Show More Summary
A man credited with saving more than 5,000 Jews during World War II now stands accused of having actually been an enthusiastic Nazi collaborator. The New York Times reports a research team has determined that Giovanni Palatucci, a former Italian police officer, helped deport Jewish men and women to Auschwitz during the war. It’s a [...]
BEER-SHEVA, Israel, March 10, 2014 - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have unraveled the genetic basis of a hereditary disease that causes severe brain atrophy, mental retardation and epilepsy in Jews of Moroccan ancestry, according to a study published this week online in the Journal of Medical Genetics. read more
Who is the bigger asshole? The person I wrote about in this story (about which I’m providing no information) Or the person I wrote about in this story (about which I’m also providing no information) I’m The Management here, and I aim to make sure no one forgets it. (Also, feel free to comment on [...]
The Times Of Israel reports: The widespread opposition to the draft poses a challenge to the country, which is grappling with a cultural war over the place of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society. The issue of army service is at the core of that struggle. Show More Summary
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel's proposal to include strictly religious citizens in its military draft.
In a review of David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism, Michael Walzer observes that the author “insists, rightly, that real Jews have remarkably little to do with anti-Judaism.” Elaborating on how “imaginary Jews” came to capture the minds of thinkers who had little experience with actual Jewish people, Walzer draws on Nirenberg’s discussion of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of […]
They came by the thousands. Ultra-orthodox Jews. Gathering in lower Manhattan for a massive outdoor prayer vigil. Upset over plans in Israel to change the law and force the strict orthodox to adhere to the draft. Those engaged in full time religious studies have, thus far, been exempt from mandatory military service there.
Because you love photos of orthodox Jews performing yoga, check out today's end-of-day links: firefighter fire pole lawsuit, Vine stars, inside 15 Central Park West, parking spot fight, and micro pigs. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
Thousands of orthodox Jews have gathered in lower Manhattan this afternoon for a mass prayer to protest proposed draft laws in Israel. Previously, the ultra-Orthodox had been exempt from serving in the Israeli military (it's mandatory for every other Israeli citizen). Show More Summary
Photographs from a studio for Orthodox Jews.
Three months ago Family Research Council president Tony Perkins joined seven evangelical members of Congress, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, in a tour of Israel during which they met privately with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Show More Summary
My three-part Radio 3 series on how music shaped the Jews, how the Jews shaped music, goes live from 1845 London time tonight. It contains sounds and ideas never aired before, including what we believe to be the oldest known melody associated with Jews. Here’s the official BBC microsite. The twitter handles is #musicandthejews And […]
Red velvet hamantaschen from What Jew Wanna Eat is the perfect little treat for Purim. Traditionally, these Jewish shortbread cookies are filled with jam or dried fruit.
Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive VP of the Family Research Council, was caught joking saying “the Jews are the problem.” He was telling an Israeli reporter that President Obama is giving subliminal messages to Muslims. “If you understand anything about Islam, there are subliminal messages,” Boykin can be heard saying. “His message, really, I […]