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The Isaac Covenant Part III: Menorah: Symbol of Exile or Redemption?

1 Tevet 5777 – December 30, 2016
Considering the menorah through history. What is its meaning?

Hitler’s Childhood Home to be Demolished by Austrian Government

16 Tishri 5777 – October 17, 2016
The Austrian government says it will demolish Adolf Hitler's birth house to prevent it from becoming a neo-Nazi monument.

ADL Condemns Pepe the Frog as Hate Symbol

25 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
The use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing.

“You Killed Jesus” Scrawled on Miami Menorah

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
A large menorah covered in seashells and used to spread the light of Hanukkah at Miami Beach was vandalized on Sunday, scrawled with black graffiti stating “You Killed Jesus”.

Brooklyn Suffers Surge in Anti-Semitic Scrawling

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Postcard from Israel – Hatzav

29 Elul 5772 – September 16, 2012
Drimia Maritima, or the Sea Squill, is known in Hebrew as Hatzav (from the word Hatzeva; quarrying, hewing or tunnelling) probably due to the ability...

ADL Criticizes Anti-Abortion Center’s Western Wall Motif

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 19, 2012
The wall will be fronted with 60 white cross "that symbolize the 60 million little baby boys and girls have been murdered since 1973 in America alone."

Anti-Israel Scottish Student Loses Appeal of Racism Conviction

10 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
A university student in Scotland lost his appeal of a racism conviction for insulting a fellow student's Israeli flag. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel at...

It’s My Opinion: The Rush To Judgment

14 Nisan 5772 – April 5, 2012
The occurrence has taken on disturbing overtones. The unfortunate youth has become a symbol of racial unrest. He has been called a “martyr for the cause.” It is, of course, possible that Trayvon’s race was a factor in this tragedy. But not every act of violence perpetrated against blacks is necessarily racially motivated, just as not every act of violence against Jews is necessarily fueled by anti-Semitism.

Ancient Biblical Gardens “Bloom” Again

26 Shevat 5772 – February 19, 2012
According to livescience.com, a newly discovered 7th century B.C. palace garden near Jerusalem could reveal details about how royals liked to let loose in...

French Court Confirms Palestinian Father Lied in Notorious Intifada Shooting

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
A Palestinian man and his 12-year-old son became the symbol of the Intifada, caught in a fire exchange in the Gaza strip. Then it turned out the father lied about his own injuries.

MK Tibi Praises Palestinian ‘Martyrs’

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Tibi makes comments at event honoring Palestinian 'martyrs'.

Kestenbaum Auction Includes Several Hebrew Books With Decidedly un-Hebraic Iconography

20 Nisan 5769 – April 14, 2009
The title page to a 1610 edition of 12th-century poet and legal scholar, Eliezer ben Nathan's "Even Ha'ezer" ("Stone of Salvation," per I Samuel 7:12) features a woodcut that looks fairly standard at first glance. Two pillars flank the central alignment of the Hebrew text, and two birds perch atop the columns. Beneath the pillars are two lions and two hands, configured in the manner of the priestly blessing, with a gap between the joined index and middle fingers and the ring and small fingers. This combination of hands and lions constitutes the printing mark of Moses ben Bezalel Katz of Prague, who was a Kohen.

Is It Kosher To Laugh At Swastikas?

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
Swastikas have been popping up lately in the most unusual places.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – January 16, 2008

9 Shevat 5768 – January 16, 2008
Do you love salsa, but are tired of the nominal selection you find in your local stores? Well, Chachie's (a California-based company) makes kosher...

A Book For Metsaholics

26 Kislev 5768 – December 5, 2007
Of the writing of baseball books there is no end. Of the writing of good baseball books there is not nearly enough. For every The Glory of Their Times or Ball Four or The Boys of Summer or Baseball’s Great Experiment, there are hundreds and hundreds of instantly forgettable hack jobs, clip jobs and ghost jobs.

Repossessing Faith: Objects Of The Spirit. By Toby Kahn

23 Shevat 5765 – February 2, 2005
Imagine ritual without symbol. Impossible. The very heart and soul of Jewish ritual, from prayer to matzah, is the symbolic evocation of something else.

Empire Kosher – Past, Present And Future

4 Kislev 5765 – November 17, 2004
One of the most delightful aspects of Kosherfest is the opportunity to meet and converse with people from across the kosher food spectrum.

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