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Police: Arab Attack on IDF Soldiers – Case of Mistaken Identity

Police investigating the violent assault on two soldiers on Shabbat in Haifa now believe the attack was not carried out for nationalist reasons, as they originally assumed, but resulted instead from mistaken identity. Still, the accounts of both victims about anti-Semitic slurs that accompanied the brutal blows cannot be brushed aside.

Jews, Mormons, Happiest, Atheists Grumpiest: Gallup

Assuming 676,000 Gallup survey participants can't be wrong, it's now official: don your best yarmulke, tighten that lovely tichel, pour on those blintzes, kreplach and ponchikes, and trek out to hear the Torah reading every Shabbes – cuz that'll make you the happiest man or woman in America. Unless you belong to LDS, that works, too, apparently…

Youth Overcoming Challenges

A few weeks ago in these pages you were introduced to Menifa - Leverage for Life, a nonprofit organization based in Israel that works with youth at risk who have dropped out of high school.

What’s In A Name? Everything!

I once asked my parents why they had named me Chana Malka, and they responded: "We didn't, the rabbis named you." For the longest time, I chose to be content with that answer, but then again, for the longest time I chose to be content with my assumed religious identity, and never felt the need to examine either subject too closely. I am the daughter of two loving parents, a non-Jewish mother and a Jewish father.

A Question Of Identity

My first visit to Israel in the summer of 1959 coincided to an extent with the trip by Rabbi Aharon Kotler, the great rosh yeshiva of Lakewood, who came to give shiurim at Yeshiva Eitz Chaim in Jerusalem and to campaign for Agudath Israel in the Knesset elections, as he had done previously in the decade.

Are We Ready To Die For Our Values? A Chat With Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky has been a hero of mine ever since I learned this courageous refusenik refused to be exchanged for two spies without the Book of Psalms he had treasured for nine torturous years in Soviet prisons.

‘Dead’ Mitzvah Acquires New Life

Techeles, the blue strings the Torah requires Jews to wear on their ritual tzitzis garments, has long been thought of as a "dead" mitzvah. Sometime in the 7th century apparently (possibly due to the Arab conquest of Israel) Jews stopped producing techeles strings and the identity of the chilazon, from which the blue dye originates, was subsequently lost.

The Frog, the Demons, and the Jewish Star

Perhaps upholding Leviticus 19:31, which insists, "Do not turn to those who worship Ob or to wizards; do not desire to become defiled by them,"

The Un-chosen Artist

In a 1972 study, Stanley Milgram found that "familiar strangers" who share a repeated experience (like riding the same bus every day) are likelier to communicate when cast into an unfamiliar setting, than are two strangers with no such shared experience.

The Children’s Dynamic

As well spouses, we know the effect of chronic illness on ourselves. We know how it robs us of our dreams, our future, even our identity.

Jewperheroes!

For most of my life, I lived a Clark Kent existence: that of a Jew residing in Manchester, England, intent on blending into the modern, secular world.

Out-Fiddling The Fiddler ‘The Immigrant’ At Dodger Stages

Even Alfred Molina's "Tevye" may have sounded more Jewish than Adam Heller's Haskell Harelik in "The Immigrant," but nevertheless, the characterization of Jewish life in this play succeeds with powerful impact.

Amnesia In Color And Line: Inez Storer’s Identity Paintings

Amid the rising action in Disney's "The Lion King," Simba - already a dashing mature lion - follows the monkey, Rafiki, through marshland, until arriving at a loch.

My America – The Long Road

The Jewish Museum has a story to tell in "My America: Art From The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955."

A Glimpse Of Meaning Russian Post-Modernists At YUM

The need to reassert a shattered cultural identity should be familiar to Jews.

Multiple Identities – Oded Halahmy And Russian Post-Modernists At YUM

Who are you? Who am I? Questions of cultural identity among artists have raged from the early twentieth century to yesterday's memoir.

The Jewish Chagall: Marc Chagall Retrospective At The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

In his autobiography, My Life, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) recounts a pogrom he witnessed in Russia in 1917.

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