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The Cultural Lobotomy

Many Jews in the Diaspora don’t understand the meaning of the Haggadah's statement: “This year, we are here; next year, in the Land of Israel. This year, we are slaves; next year, free people.” It means NOW!

Obama’s Cultural Rape

Our Prime Minister must, in no uncertain terms, make it clear that the owners of the archives are the Iraqi Jews.

Chinese-Israeli Cultural Relations Blossoming

Increased economic ties between Israel and China usher in cultural exchange.

A Holiday of Resistance

Chanukah commemorates the physical and spiritual resistance that is required of us sooner or later in all times.

Hamshushalayim 2012 Theme: ‘Humor’

Hamshushalayim is the central cultural festival of the winter season in Israel that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and offers a...

Tel Aviv Opening Cultural Center to Southern Residents

6:08 PM Tel Aviv mayor, Ron Huldai announces that Tel Aviv is opening its cultural centers to residents of the South, free of charge, including...

It’s Halloween, Let’s All Idol-Worship Tonight!

The law prohibiting our participation in gentile holidays and customs comes to protect our special Jewish holiness and cultural distinction.

Rosenblatt v. Silverman: A Culture War

Rosenblatt couched his message, as Silverman sometimes does hers, using his notion of Judaic values and cultural identity. And that’s when it hit the fan.

One Judaism, Two Perspectives on Dressing Modesty

Modern Orthodox and Chassidic cultural norms may differ, but members of both communities have a respect for Halachah and desire to serve God.

The Diplomacy of Rabbis (in Turkey and Beyond)

Dr. Mordechai Kedar on the visit of a recent Israeli delegation to Turkey and why Israelis faithful to their religion and not the disciples of Left may be Israel's best chance at improving relations with its neighbors.

Romney’s Boston HQ Refuses to Accept JVP Petition

Jewish Voice for Peace members said its members were rebuffed as they attempted to deliver a letter to the Boston headquarters of Mitt Romney. A...

Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival

Just in time for its 100th birthday, the ever-evolving Machane Yehuda market has transformed itself once again, this time into one of Jerusalem's hottest...

UCLA Officially Protects Promotion of Anti-Israel Boycott

David Delgado Shorter, a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, has been given the official green light to continue using university resources to promote the boycott of Israel. Shorter prominently features links to the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel on his official class website. The founders of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel have openly stated that their ultimate goal is the dismantling of the Jewish State.

The Holders of Absolute Truth

A few days ago, en route to the south of Italy, there was a heated exchange between an Italian chief steward and two Egyptian sheikhs wearing the robes of the Egyptian religious university, Al-Azhar. The dispute erupted over where the sheikhs were to sit on the plane: the steward insisted they sit in their assigned seats in economy class, while they insisted on moving to business class. They relayed their extreme displeasure at what they called European arrogance & inflexibility.

Islam’s Threat to Diversity

There are those who claim that the Islamization of Egyptian society reflects "the will of the people." But history teaches us that the will of the people is not always beneficial. Eight decades ago, the will of the German people brought Adolf Hitler to power, plunging mankind into genocidal wars and massacres that claimed more than fifty million lives. This example allows us to criticize the current cultural wave sweeping over Egypt.

When Rules Don’t Count, Anything Goes

UNESCO proved once again that UN rules mean nothing if they get in the way of furthering an anti-Israel agenda.

UN Sending Fact-Finding Mission to Jewish Settlements

The United Nations' top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel's Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The...

Hadassah Luncheon

This 1950 Hadassah-sponsored luncheon may have been an Interfaith Tea. The teas were carried on by Jewish and non-Jewish Women's groups interested in promoting...

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

The General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the Oil Projects Committee in an attempt to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which would pass through the wall of the 1,400 year old castle known as the Babil Fortress.

Two Irish Bands Succumb to Cultural Terrorism

Two Irish bands scheduled to play highly-publicized concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Nahalal in June have cancelled, citing an overwhelming international uproar over...

Man Faces Charges in Death of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro

Phoenix police Tuesday arrested five people in the shocking deaths of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, who were found tied up and burned beyond recognition.

Culture Wars: From The Maccabees To Matisyahu’s Beard

For Jews, assimilating out is easy – but the real challenge is to assimilate in, to process 3,500 years of Jewish history, knowledge, and texts, and to somehow find a way to be modern, creative, and free yet still in line with Jewish tradition.

Sane And Insane In Norway

Last month, two court-appointed forensic psychiatrists concluded that ideological mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik — who killed 77 Norwegians in July — is insane. Other experts disagree.

PM ends campaign targeting Israeli emigrants

Under pressure from overseas, Prime Minister Netanyahu ends a powerful ad campaign targeting Israelis living overseas.

Empowering Israelis To Express Themselves

Imagine if 100 million Americans participated in the Tea Party movement. And then imagine that the movement had no impact on American politics. Finally imagine that in the wake of the Tea Party movement, Republicans embraced President Obama's positions on spending and taxation.

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