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Jewish Geography, Part III: To the Ends of the Earth

1 Shevat 5777 – January 27, 2017
Whatever their reasons for navigating those icy waters, it was a challenge for all early explorers, including the Jewish scientists who made contributions to the endeavor, sometimes at the cost of their lives.

Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic?

28 Tevet 5777 – January 26, 2017
The Palestinian Arab/Israeli conflict has “tempered” Israeli democracy, providing equal rights even to Arabs and Jews who refute her right to exist.

Rabbi Akiva the Psychologist: Using Traditional Jewish Teachings to Conquer Anxiety

25 Tevet 5777 – January 23, 2017
Perhaps the single greatest teacher of Rabbinical CBT was Rabbi Akiva. The Talmud (Berachot 60B) teaches that Rabbi Akiva was always in the habit of saying " Everything that God does is for the good."

Continue in the Path of the Jewish Midwives

25 Tevet 5777 – January 22, 2017
With EFRAT's active assistance 4,000 women are enabled to keep their pregnancies and have their babies each year.

US Jewish Schools Love Betsy DeVos for the Vouchers

The new Trump Administration favors Jews not only in Judea and Samaria, but in the States as well. Our recommendation: if you are the parent of a Jewish school student – lay off those protest rallies…

Effective Jewish Advocacy Begins With Jewish Education

We cannot take the next generation’s connection to Judaism or the Jewish people for granted. We must redouble our efforts to advocate for a strong Israel and a strong American Jewish community.

Israeli Driver to become NASCAR’s First Full-Time Jewish Driver

24 Tevet 5777 – January 21, 2017
Day was supported by Jewish attorney David Levin, who gave him $60,000 from his retirement account to fund his car.

A Hebrew in the Heartland – Where will the Jewish Guests in Washington DC...

22 Tevet 5777 – January 19, 2017
Jewish Guests need a place to go to, this weekend in Washington.

Rightwing Lawyers: Police Collaborated with Arabs to Entrap Jewish Teens

20 Tevet 5777 – January 18, 2017
Honenu says it is extremely likely the Arabs were accompanied by undercover police or Mistaravim (agents disguised as Arabs), and that police, with the cooperation of the Arabs, staged a provocation.

$10 Million Grant Awarded to Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

20 Tevet 5777 – January 17, 2017
The grant is the largest awarded to Beit Hatfutsot from a U.S. philanthropic foundation in its 40-year history.

The First Jewish Americans: Freedom And Culture In The New World

19 Tevet 5777 – January 16, 2017
The current exhibition, on view until February 26, is in its own right combating anti-Semitism by educating the public about the impact early Jewish settlers had on helping to establish this country.

UK Man Convicted After Pleading Guilty to Anti-Semitic Attack on Jewish Shoppers

17 Tevet 5777 – January 14, 2017
Four Orthodox Jews in North London were attacked by a young British man who yelled 'heil Hitler' and threw gas canisters at them from a van.

Historically Jewish Country Club May Revoke Complimentary Membership for Obama Over UNSC Resolution

15 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
The Woodmont Country Club is extremely expensive and has the best golf courses in the Washington DC area.

Jewish Time

Only a civilization based on forgiveness can construct a future that is not an endless repetition of the past. That, surely, is why Judaism is the only civilization whose golden age is in the future.

German Frozen Pizza Maker Returns Painting Nazis Forced Jewish Owner to Sell

The heirs did not know their painting's whereabouts before Dr Oetker contacted them, saying they were going to return it 'for moral reasons.'

Jewish Group Screens ‘Jerusalem Eternal Capital of Israel’ on UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters

13 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
They also issued 'An open letter to the President of the French Republic,' which 'draws attention to France's harmful role vis-à-vis the island of stability and democracy in the Middle East.'

Bomb Threat at Jewish Community Centers (JCC) in London and America’s East Coast Cities

12 Tevet 5777 – January 9, 2017
Jewish community centers in American East Coast cities and Jewish schools in London, England were evacuated due to called-in warnings of explosives in the buildings.

Knesset Committee Hears Diaspora Jewish Students Won’t Support Israel in US, Europe, Fearing Anti-Semitism

Canada's former Justice Minister, said the current level of anti-Semitism 'is the highest in 40 years, and includes the rejection of Israel's right to exist at all, and the portrayal of Israel as a monster and enemy of mankind.'

Maryland Jewish Couple Gets Nazi Note on Windshield after Hanging Black Lives Matter Flag

The Franklins woke up to discover a crumpled anti-Semitic note–all caps–on their car windshield, with a yellow star and the word 'Jude,' Nazi style.

What Now?

I, like many of you reading this, am sick and tired of funerals.

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