First, one should understand that back in the 40’s it was Taboo for Jews to write songs using the title or word of Christmas. Irving Berlin broke the rule. most likely because he was married to a Catholic.
The Tablet left out a lot more which were in the top 10. Should be top 20. Here we go, John Marks songs were left out.
MEXICO CITY (JTA) — It was during her ultimately successful campaign for Mexico City mayor that Claudia Sheinbaum made a reference to her Jewish heritage. Speaking before a group of Jewish women, she said she was proud of those origins. MORE
There was more than just patriotic vengeance motivating the man who killed Kennedy’s assassin.
When news reached the White House on November 22, 1963, that Lee Harvey Oswald had assassinated President John F. Kennedy, then-Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan may have been the only person who talked sense. MORE
“It’s not much of a Temple as it is a sacrifice altar.”
The nascent Sanhedrin released a declaration to the 70 nations for Hanukkah to be read at a ceremony in Jerusalem on the last day of the holiday. The ceremony will include the consecration of a stone altar prepared for use in the Third Temple. The declaration is intended as an invitation to the nations to participate in the Temple and to receive its blessings. MORE
Israel’s most interesting diplomat just got a historic promotion. The 34-year-old George Deek will soon become the first Arab Christian ambassador in Israeli history. Deek, who is a former Fulbright fellow and an expert in international law, isn’t getting one of the easier postings either: He’ll be Israel’s lead representative in Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority country that borders Iran and has been at war with its neighbor Armenia for over 25 years. MORE
Despite being surrounded by religious and restrictive countries, Tel Aviv’s blossoming LGBT community is progressive and open-minded, making the city not only a favourite gay tourist destination but also often a refuge for homosexuals from neighbouring countries who have experienced persecution. MORE – VIDEO
Shucks! Francis doesn’t want us to be Catholic either.
“A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite; we share the same roots. It would be a contradiction of faith and life. Rather, we are called to commit ourselves to ensure anti-Semitism is banned from the human community,” he said. MORE
Is this part of the Babylon rebellion?
Last week Bolivia made history. They have followed in Hungary’s footsteps with President Evo Morales banning all Rothschild Banks from operating in the country.
He announced that “Bolivia will no longer respond to pressure or financial blackmail from the US government or Rothschild-controlled international banking institutions,” making them the first South American country to do so. MORE
The records reveal that Soros operative Dobrushi was the first person on a list of invitees by then U.S. Ambassador to Albania Donald Lu to attend an “election rollout event” held at the U.S. Embassy on April 27, 2015. The event was intended to “launch U.S. assistance for the June local elections,” being held in Tirana, Albania. As Judicial Watch previously reported in an April 4, 2018, press release, Ambassador Lu has been closely associated with Soros and the socialist government in Albania, which he assisted by denying U.S. visas to conservative jurists from the conservative party in Albania. Lu has since been nominated by the Trump administration to become US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan. MORE
Some observers believed the remarks were an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory dog whistle on Soros, who is Jewish, and revives Fifth column canards about Jewish plots. The condemnations of Farrell’s remarks gained steamed in the wake of heightened sensitivities following the Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre on Saturday. MORE
Ten Jewish-American baseball players gained Israeli citizenship and can now help the country’s national team in international competition leading up to the 2020 Olympics. MORE
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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(JTA) — A federal court blocked an Arizona law requiring state contractors to certify that they will not boycott Israel, finding that the law likely violates the contractors’ free speech rights.
“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
The move by the city’s Planning and Building Committee will allow the construction of 150 apartments in Beit Hanina. Half of these apartment are destined for Jews and half for Palestinians. The housing units for Jews are to be constructed on Palestinian land bought by Jews. MORE