(RNS) — For many American Jews, the midterm election results brought a collective sigh of relief when Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, lost his race, defeated by Josh Shapiro, the state’s attorney general and a fellow Jew. AUDIO
There is only one nursery school in all of Israel that has Jewish and Muslim children enrolled together. It’s in Jaffa, a mixed Arab-Jewish town, alongside Tel Aviv. MORE
I was telling everyone that this was going to happen.
Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. MORE
US President Joe Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide on Saturday elicited a predictably angry response from Turkey. However, Turkey is in no position to meaningfully retaliate. Under pressure at home and abroad, Ankara is not about to back out of NATO or close down US bases on its territory. MORE
(RNS) — Trump won the election. Places of worship must remain open during the pandemic. Antifa is more dangerous than white supremacists.
These views are standard among some evangelicals and Catholics.
But a new survey suggests that those views have permeated other religious groups, too, notably America’s small Orthodox Jewish community. MORE
Israel’s government declined a request last year by the Trump administration to allow the US Coast Guard to inspect the port at Haifa for Chinese surveillance capabilities. MORE
The most recent wave of the coronavirus is more aggressive than its predecessors, and hospitals report a profound impact on their care and morale MORE
The Jewish people historically want their history told as accurately as possible. It amazes me why they want to distance themselves from a past that was honorable. A past that was good to them and one in which they were accepted as equal MORE
Judah Philip Benjamin served as the Attorney General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State for the Confederacy. The first Jewish-American to serve on an executive cabinet in American history, he has received the title “brains of the Confederacy” by scholars for his apparent position as Jefferson Davis’ right hand. MORE
Tens of thousands of Israelis calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign gathered across the country on Saturday evening.
They said he was unfit to rule while on trial for corruption charges and accused him of mismanaging the nation’s coronavirus crisis. MORE
Benedict XVI to change the Good Friday prayer for Jews in the 1962 Missal January 18, 2008 – The Jews got upset when he approved the 62 Missal for SSPX not knowing about the changes
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Thanks to President Trump
Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank surged ahead in 2019, a watchdog group said in a report Tuesday, maintaining a rapid pace that has drawn strength from the friendly policies of the Trump administration. MORE