Wednesday, April 1st | 7 Nisan 5780



April 1, 2020 8:17 am

Social Distancing and Jewish TV: ‘Unorthodox’ and ‘Hunters’

During time in self-imposed quarantine have had the opportunity to watch more TV than usual. I watched two particularly Jewish TV shows this past weekend. First,...

April 1, 2020 8:17 am
April 1, 2020 8:07 am

Prison Audit Finds Security Lapses in Handling of Terrorists

For years, we have been reporting on the unique threat that incarcerated terrorists pose -- and that the failure to adequately address the security challenges could lead to radicalization of other inmates and to terror...

April 1, 2020 8:01 am

Parshat Tzav: Left- and Right-Brain Judaism

The institution of the Haftorah -- reading a passage from the prophetic literature alongside the Torah portion -- is an ancient one, dating back at least 2,000 years. Scholars are not sure when, where, and why...

April 1, 2020 7:50 am

A Pandemic Passover Without Family? Not Necessarily - Every year on Passover, Jews ask the same question that is at the heart of the recitation of the Haggadah during the seder: Why is this night different from all other nights? But...

April 1, 2020 7:45 am

Haredi Statistics Show That Social Distancing Works - The carrying-on about the dangerous spread of COVID-19 within the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community in Israel is understandable. While the rest of us are cooped up at home, with increasingly severe limitations on our...

April 1, 2020 7:41 am

Gantz Was Right to Embrace Netanyahu

After a four year hiatus, I returned to the Prime Minister's Office as Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

April 1, 2020 7:35 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Makes a Risky Regional Power Bid

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s relations with his US and European allies are strained over unilateral Turkish...

April 1, 2020 7:31 am

A Jewish Tale of Surviving Coronavirus

Eli Schwebel, 40, a well-known Jewish singer from Brooklyn, worked hard to lose more than...

April 1, 2020 7:28 am

Corona, Crises and Conspiracies

It is as predictable as day follows night. A crisis erupts -- pandemic, financial, security...

March 31, 2020 7:31 am

National Anxieties and Doomsday Scenarios in HBO’s ‘Plot Against America’ - Improbable as it may seem during a global pandemic, HBO is airing a...

March 31, 2020 7:19 am

Jews, African-Americans and Communism in Harlem

Before World War I, German sociologist Max Weber argued that “the Protestant ethic” had engendered...

March 31, 2020 7:13 am

Quarantining the Body While Liberating the Soul

These are the times that try parents’ souls. How do we keep our spirits up and...

March 31, 2020 7:06 am

Saudi Arabia and Iran Both Persecute Religious and Ethnic Minorities

Arch rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran both violate the rights of religious and ethnic minorities....


Mexican-Jewish Dance Group Showcases New Choreography Planned for Cancelled Festival

The Mexican-Jewish folk ensemble Anajnu Veatem shared on YouTube over the weekend new...

Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to...

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed...


Israel Faces Return to Political Crisis as Unity Government Talks Stall

Israel appeared to be teetering on the brink of a return to its year-long political impasse on Wednesday, with reports emerging of major difficulties in ongoing negotiations for a unity...

Middle East

Rouhani: US Has Lost Opportunity to Lift Iran Sanctions Amid Coronavirus Pa...

Iran's president said on Wednesday that, with the advent of the coronavirus, the United States had missed a historic opportunity...

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