Thursday, June 20th | 14 Sivan 5784


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Yoram Ettinger is a former ambassador and head of "Second Thought: a U.S.-Israel initiative."

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger

April 22, 2024 11:07 am

A Passover Guide for the Perplexed 2024

Here are eight things you should know ahead of this year's celebration of Passover: 1. Passover (April 22-30, 2024) is a Jewish national liberation holiday, highlighting...

January 17, 2024 11:11 am

Israel’s Economy Will Survive and Thrive Despite Hamas-Hezbollah War

Irrespective of Israel’s wars against Hamas and Hezbollah, Intel, the semiconductor giant, recently confirmed a $25 billion investment in Israel, leveraging Israel’s brain power, which...

December 4, 2023 11:24 am

A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

As Hanukkah begins on Thursday, here are eight facts you might not know about the "Festival of Lights": 1. According to Israel’s Founding Father, David Ben-Gurion,...

September 29, 2023 10:21 am

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

Ahead of Sukkot, which begins on Friday, here are some interesting facts about the holiday: 1. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, derives its name from the...

September 22, 2023 10:24 am

A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

As Yom Kippur approaches on Sunday night, here are some important facts about the holiday. 1. Soul searching. Yom Kippur is observed on the 10th day...

September 13, 2023 10:38 am

A Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

The evening of September 15, 2023, will launch Jewish New Year of 5784. Here are some facts about Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish new...

August 23, 2023 9:58 am

How Israel Helps the US: Why the Relationship Is a Two-Way Street

A recent mega-billion-dollar increase in the export of Lockheed-Martin’s F-35 combat aircraft came about because the company was able to overcome a series of pivotal...

August 2, 2023 10:29 am

The Miracle of Israel’s Economic Growth Despite Grave Odds and Recent Challenges

According to a July 17, 2023, Bloomberg report, a leading global investment bank, the New York-based Jefferies Financial Group, Inc., “expects further growth in Israel’s...

May 22, 2023 9:40 am

Exploring the Meaning and History of Shavuot

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins on Thursday at sundown. Here are some facts about the holiday, ahead of this year's celebration. 1. The Significance of...

April 25, 2023 10:26 am

Why ‘Foreign Aid’ to Israel Benefits the United States

The US does not give foreign aid to Israel -- the US makes an annual investment in Israel, giving US taxpayers a return of several...

April 5, 2023 11:03 am

A 2023 Passover Guide for the Perplexed

Ahead of Passover 2023, here are some facts you should know about the holiday, and the shared values between Israel and America. 1. The Passover Exodus,...

March 3, 2023 10:34 am

What to Know About Purim 2023

Purim is set to begin on Monday evening. Below are some facts and stories you might know about the holiday, outside of reading the Megillah...

November 23, 2022 9:38 am

Thanksgiving Reaffirms the 400-Year-Old US-Israel Nexus

Thanksgiving was reportedly first celebrated in November 1621 by William Bradford, the leader of the "Mayflower" and the Governor of the Plymouth Colony. He enhanced his...

October 8, 2022 11:50 pm

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed

Here are seven things you should know about the upcoming holiday of Sukkot: 1. Sukkot is a national Jewish liberation holiday, commemorating the transition of the...


French President Denounces ‘Scourge of Antisemitism’ After 12-Y...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday denounced the "scourge of antisemitism" and called on schools to hold discussions on racism...


‘My Colleagues Don’t Have Spine to Defend Jews’: Musician...

David Draiman, frontman of the American heavy metal band Disturbed, and musician Montana Tucker were among the panelists at an...

Middle East

UN Committee Says Not Enough Evidence to Declare a Famine in Gaza

The United Nations Famine Review Committee (FRC), a panel of experts in international food security and nutrition, has cast doubt on the notion that the northern Gaza Strip is suffering...

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