An item that belonged to Marilyn Monroe is being put up for auction and it’s not quite what you’d expect. Next month, one lucky fan of the late actress will be able to acquire a Jewish prayer book, or siddur, that she owned. MORE
Updated | In April, as her family in central Israel prepared to celebrate Independence Day, Rachel Ohal was preparing for what she calls “every Israeli’s dream.” The next morning, she awoke in her home in Los Angeles and drove to a ceremony to become an American citizen. She is one of at least 1 million Israelis residing in the United States. And if Israel—home to 8.8 million people—doesn’t change course, many more may soon join her. MORE
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“A restriction of one’s ability to participate in collective calls to oppose Israel unquestionably burdens the protected expression of companies wishing to engage in such a boycott,” District Court Judge Diane Humetewa wrote in Thursday’s order blocking the law. MORE
“If Kosovo were recognized by Israel, I would place the Kosovo embassy in Jerusalem,” Hashim Thaci told the Real Story news show Thursday, the Kosova Press agency reported.
The United States and dozens of other countries have recognized Kosovo, a Muslim-majority country, as a state since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. MORE
One of the largest donors to the Republican Party in New England is calling on voters to support Democratic candidates in the upcoming elections — and Seth Klarman put his money where his mouth is. MORE
The move presents an embarrassing diplomatic setback for Israel, which had hoped to build on the momentum started by the U.S., Guatemala and Paraguay, which all moved their embassies to Jerusalem in May. In response to Paraguay’s decision, Israel said it was shutting its embassy there, warning that ties between the countries would be “strained” by the decision. MORE
The settlement covers over 150 women filmed by Bernard “Barry” Freundel, along with other women who undressed where the hidden camera was located even if they were not taped, attorney Alexandra Harwin told AFP Wednesday. MORE
Made a big mistake yesterday. He said he didn’t know what 6 6 6 meant and he didn’t think anyone else knows either. That’s a lie. Most likely he said that was because most of the protestants consider the Jews as God’s people still, and he didn’t want to be offensive. 6 6 6 is the symbol of the Jewish faith. Comes from the 6 days of the creation. The seventh day God rested. Hence the 7 day week. Six stands for imperfect or incomplete without the Messiah. With the Messiah they become the perfect number of 7. Their candle stand on the altar has 6 branches and the one in the middle makes seven and represents the Messiah.. The one in the middle does not get lite until the Messiah comes into the world. So since they don’t have Christ they are imperfect. Look at the foot notes in Apocalypse 13:18. Catholic Bible. (Extreme) imperfection. Extreme can be an over exaggeration, depending if it’s used in the future text with today’s AntiChrist Churches. For more on this go to Apostasy & the Beast.
In Christ, Joseph Saraceno
Israel’s Nationality Law has elicited an angry reaction from the country’s small Druze community, which feels betrayed. The law officially declares Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people and makes Hebrew the sole official language, downgrading Arabic, which had previously also been recognized as an official language. In short, it relegates non-Jews, including the Druze — who serve in the Israeli military and have paid the ultimate price in Israel’s military conflicts and occupation — to being second-class citizens. MORE
The march comes a week after more than 60,000 demonstrators in Tel Aviv protested the Knesset’s passage of a new surrogacy law that excludes gay couples as well as single men. That demonstration capped off a day of strikes and protests in support of gay surrogacy and the LGBTQ community. MORE
In the week when hundreds of people from the Druze community were massacred in Syriaby Islamic State terrorists on July 25, their Israeli peers are struggling for their status in the state following the passage of the Nationality Law. According to the Druze, the Nationality Law, anchoring the Jewish character of the state, hurts them. And they feel particularly hurt because many members of the community are loyal citizens who serve in the army. MORE
Taking on positions as clergy in a tradition where women have never been clergy before, they have adopted a variety of titles. Some call themselves rosh kehilah, meaning “head of the community.” Some go by maharat. Rabbanit. Rabba. And even rabbi. MORE
Israel’s parliament has passed a divisive law declaring that only Jews have the right to “national self-determination” in Israel, prompting angry accusations from Arab citizens that the government is formally codifying racism. MORE