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Ari in a Car with a “Palestinian” Driver

Ari Fuld got into an Uber taxi in San Francisco with a "Palestinian" driver, and this is the amazing discussion that followed.

Anti-Semitism Rising on America’s Campuses

Many of the incidents were not reported in news media, and some parents of affected students said administrators and school districts were slow to respond.

Jerusalem Mayor Cancels Lecture, Condemns San Francisco State University Double Standard

'By failing to provide the necessary public forum and properly publicize my lecture, the University has contributed to the continuing marginalization and demonization of the Jewish state.'

Tel Aviv is #3 in Top 10 Startup Ecosystems, 2nd Year in a Row

Tel Aviv came up third for the second year in a row on an 8-point rating scale, ahead of NYC and LA.

San Francisco Bus Ad Defends BDS

The ad includes the slogan Stop Anti-Boycott Legislation and features a list of historic boycotts, including the Boston Tea Party, segregated buses in Montgomery in 1956, and South Africa's apartheid regime.

Jewish Photographer Dorothy Bohm Brings Back ‘Sixties London’ [video]

Bohm escaped Nazism in 1939 when she was sent to England to finish her schooling, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father as she was departing.

More Competition for Israel’s El Al Airlines

United Airlines will start daily flights on the Tel Aviv-San Francisco route in October. Now the airline flies the route three times a week.

Air France Flight 83 Diverts Due to Threat

An unspecified threat sent an Air France flight to Paris from San Francisco to Montreal instead.

Giant Swastika Spread On San Francisco HS Football Field

A huge white swastika is spread on the football field at a San Francisco high school after graduation ceremonies.

California Earthquake Wreaks Havoc at Chabad House

Chabad rabbis say middle-of-the-night jolt makes him understand better what Israelis are going through in the war.

ZIM Piraeus Successfully Unloads, Moves On to Next Port of Call #BlockTheBoat = #EpicFail

The ZIM ship was quickly and efficiently unloaded - despite the best efforts by the Jihadi supporters to block it.

Breaking News: #BlocktheBoat #EpicFail as ZIM Unloads

Longshoremen pulled a fast on anti-Israel picketers and are unloading the Zim ship that was blocked from unloading last week.

Swastika, ‘Heil Hitler’, Scrawled Outside SF Shuls

A swastika and other anti-Semitic graffiti were scrawled outside two synagogues in San Francisco, the northern California JWeekly website reported. The website said that...

San Francisco Jews to Ramp Down Yom HaAtzma’ut Celebration

Community officials say Yom HaAtzma'ut celebration will be 'non-political', but Bay Area remains hub of pro-Palestinian activity

Anti-Circumcision Group to Picket ACLU’s Marriage Equality Rally

Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

Savaged for Daring to Name Savagery: Pamela Geller Attacked by Critics of Free Speech

The ads are already running on the sides of San Francisco buses, they began running today, September 24th, in New York City, and they were scheduled to begin appearing in the Washington, D.C. metro system. However, the DC system balked, citing the violent rioting by Muslims allegedly inflamed by a YouTube video which represents, so Geller initiated an emergency court action at the end of last week to enforce her First Amendment rights.

An American Odyssey (Part 10)

San Francisco is a lovely city and we enjoyed its many tourist venues. The famous Lombard Street, known as “The Crookedest Street in the World,” was beautiful, with its floral decorations. We shopped at Pier 39, and we bought matching San Francisco jackets. We really needed them since it was cold in San Francisco. Barbara added to her magnet collection, which contains magnets from dozens of countries around the world that we have toured. She’d never been in a store that sold thousands of magnets and she just loved looking at all the magnets on the walls.

An American Odyssey (Part 9)

On Sunday morning, after breakfast at the Elite Café, we loaded the van, filled the gas tank and travelled the famous Route #1 from Los Angeles toward San Francisco, along the Pacific Ocean coast. It was the 4th of July weekend and the narrow route was crowded with miles of RV’s, campers and fellow travelers. Traffic was a bit slow along the way.

Nineteenth-Century Sabbath Observance

The previous two columns discussed kashrus and bris milah observance in America during the 19th century. The trend was that until about 1860 most Jews were careful to observe these mitzvos. However, in the latter part of the century many Jews abandoned keeping kosher both at home and in public. Bris milah, though, was generally observed throughout the entire century.

Random Thoughts A Month Into The Season

A local Orthodox attendance record was set at Detroit's Comerica Park on Sunday Chol Hamoed Pesach as an estimated 500 frum fans were in the stands. They saw a good game as the Tigers downed the White Sox 3-0 on a beautiful sunny day. Seven families from my shul returned with suntans and they reported many shuls were represented in all sections of the downtown ballpark, about a 20-minute ride from my dugout.

The Deceptive, Destructive Legacy Of Moishe Rosen

Moishe Rosen, the Jewish convert to Christianity who founded the evangelical missionary group Jews for Jesus, died on May 19 in San Francisco after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 78. His passing presents an opportunity to reflect on the devastating effect he had on Jewish lives.

Uproar: Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder?

In a paper greeted enthusiastically at the May conference of the American Psychiatric Association, in San Francisco, a new name was given to a common problem, Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder. My initial response: another excuse to drug people. However, upon thinking it over, I think that the word embittered does describe the essence of a serious problem. Many of us suffer from some degree of jealousy and bitterness about the injustices in our lives. But does that make us embittered? I would hope not. So, what characterizes embittered people? Here are some actual examples (the names have been changed):

Letters To The Editor

Another Great EssayThe May 6 front-page essay by Joseph Hoffman, "Monument to Life," was an exquisite reading experience. It was as if Mr. Hoffman...

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