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US Jews ‘Bought Israel’ During War

If you don’t live in Israel, at least ‘Buy Israel.”

One-Third of Plane of ‘Olim’ to Enlist in IDF

The good news is that 338 more American Jews are moving to Israel. The and news is that 5 million are not.

Israel Guilty of Disproportionate Attacks by not Wiping Out Hamas

The only thing disproportionate is the world’s hatred of Israel.

Arab Media Salivate Over Jewish Squabbles About Israel

Arab media are salivating over Jewish squabbles about internal Israeli divisions on policy reported by wire services.

MK Danon Goes to US Jews to Make Case against Freeing Terrorists

Likud MK Danon tries outflanking Netanyahu by telling US Jews he will quit as minister if more terrorists are freed.

Government Says Aliyah Stats from US Better than Previously Stated

Official statistics on aliyah to Israel from the United States have been corrected to show that there was only a tiny change for the...

Avigdor Lieberman Warns US Jews ‘You Are Facing a Catastrophe’

It is not an easy fact to swallow, but the real demographic problem for Jews is in the Diaspora and not in Israel.

MK Who Excluded Reform Jews from Judaism Was ‘Misunderstood’

An Israel Knesset Member got a whack on his tongue for angering the Diaspora.

Aliyah from the US Down13 Percent in 2013

Orthodoxy have consistently been the largest group.

Where to Find Leadership

On certain public policy issues, Orthodox opinion stands in sharp contrast to the views of most American Jews.

Not Enough Joy and Meaning

Young Jews desperately need to experience both the serious and lighter sides of Judaism.

Majority of American Jews are Intermarried

Pew survey: U.S. Jewish intermarriage rate rises to 58 percent

What the Syria Crisis Tells Us about the Israel Lobby

Rather than the “Lobby” running the administration, it is the administration that runs the “Lobby.”

Maccabiah Games Draw US Athletes to Become ‘Bar Mitzvah’

For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

Scottish Brewer from Gush Etzion Crafts Traditional Beer

What a brew! A Scottish brew master, his Tunisian wife and two Yanks operate a boutique brewery. They produce several hundred bottles a month and plan more.

Jewish Groups Urge Faster Path to Citizenship for Immigrants

In a letter timed for Passover, a broad array of Jewish groups urged President Obama and Congress to facilitate a path to citizenship for...

Yishai Speaks to Hadassah of Valencia Reserve

Yishai gives a riveting talk about the need for American Jews to look past their fear when involving Israel and also discusses having international journalist Christiane Amanpour visit his home on the Mount of Olives.

Why Liberals Blame Israel for their Rejection

Liberals would than blame Israel than examine the faulty assumptions that comprise their worldview.

Fuel For The Pollard Controversy

Many Washington officials have long spun the story that convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard did immense harm to this country’s national security by stealing vital American military and intelligence secrets. Thus, the U.S. intelligence community has always opposed Mr. Pollard’s release.

Weinberger Gave Judge Wrong Information Resulting in Pollard’s Life Sentence

At the last minute, the Secretary of Defense presented a memo to the court accusing Pollard of doing massive damage to the U.S.

Pollard Still Imprisoned After 27 Years: An Object Lesson for Jews?

I can’t believe, if the government actually has information to justify the sentence, that it could not be provided in a manner that would be convincing without revealing damaging secrets.

A Black Day for American Jews

Diaspora Jewry should examine their role in Israel's failures to combat Palestinian moves at the UN.

Jewish Support for Obama Not Mystifying

Somewhere between 68 and 70% of American Jewish voters went for Obama, depending on whose exit poll you believe. Israelis that I talk to are mystified. “Are they crazy? What were they thinking?” they ask. It’s not really mystifying. Here are some general facts about non-Orthodox and secular (the large majority) American Jews.

The Jews of the United States

Years have passed since Rabbi Kahane penned this essay, but it still rings sadly true today. Rabbi Kahane was known for saying uncomfortable things that comfortable Jews didn’t want to hear. In honor of his yahrtzeit, here’s another one of his brilliant and illuminating writings, which was published almost 25 years ago in The Jewish Press.

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