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Scottish Brewer from Gush Etzion Crafts Traditional Beer

6 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
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

14 Nisan 5773 – March 24, 2013
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

25 Adar 5773 – March 7, 2013
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

4 Shevat 5773 – January 14, 2013
Liberals would than blame Israel than examine the faulty assumptions that comprise their worldview.

Fuel For The Pollard Controversy

7 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
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

5 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
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?

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
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

16 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
Diaspora Jewry should examine their role in Israel's failures to combat Palestinian moves at the UN.

Jewish Support for Obama Not Mystifying

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
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

20 Heshvan 5773 – November 4, 2012
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.

Israel Not High Voting Priority for Pro-Israel Student Activists

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
As college students prepare to hit the polls on November 6 - many for the first time - they will be considering a broad array of policy issues and party platforms. What drives young people to vote? How do they consider various issues? Does Israel play a role in the choices they make on election day? Israel Campus Beat interviewed pro-Israel students on campuses across the country to gauge the impact their support for Israel has on how they are preparing for Election Day.

Today in 1972 – Democratic Hopeful George McGovern Sends New Year’s Wish to US...

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic Presidential candidate, greeted American Jews today on the occasion of the High Holy Days. "Mrs. McGovern joins me in wishing our Jewish friends and Jews around the world a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year," the South Dakotan said.

Fleisher on ShalomTV: ‘Let’s Not Live in Fear, Let’s Live in Reality.’

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 19, 2012
Yishai Fleisher, managing editor of JewishPress.com, appeared on L’Chaim, a show that has been running on ShalomTV for years. “Fear is everywhere,” he told the interviewer, Rabbi Mark Golub. “People go silent when I talk about fear because they realize how much fear they live with…we need to be proud.”

Mendelevich: ‘Educating Young Jews Is at the Core of my Being’

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
In Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival (Gefen Publishing), the newly released English translation of his memoir, internationally renowned former Soviet refusenik Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich tells a compelling story of struggle and victory. He spoke to The Jewish Press during his recent U.S. book tour.

Happy Birthday, My Other Home Country!

14 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
I'm not sure I could take life in the U.S. itself, in, say, Kansas City, or Chicago (brrrr…) or even Los Angeles. But in Manhattan I found just the right combination of a relatively civilized life and enough Mediterranean color to keep me happy.

The Silence is Killing Pollard

25 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
Shimon Peres had the decency to ask Mr. Obama to finally free Jonathan Pollard. The White House refused. But now that Shimon Peres, the symbol of Jewish Recognition and Acceptance, has been so accepted and embraced by the President of America, you would think that the Jews of America would finally raise their long silent voices and scream out for his release.

Obama Celebrates Jewish Petitioning of Government

10 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month. "We don’t just celebrate all that...

J Street Leader: Our Job is to “Move Jews” to Support Washington Politicians

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012
Got that? The goal of J Street is not to represent American Jews on the left, but is instead "to move American Jews" to the left and to the Administration's/friends on the Hill's point of view, and to "provide them with cover."

AJC Survey Shows Jewish Support for Obama Dropping, But Few Favor Romney

9 Iyyar 5772 – May 1, 2012
A new AJC survey of American Jews shows President Obama would win a majority of the Jewish vote in a contest against Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. Obama would gain 61 percent and Romney 28 percent, with 11 percent undecided.

Some Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jewish Major Leaguers

13 Nisan 5772 – April 4, 2012
Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it’s safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team – American Jews who played Major League Baseball.

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