Once every seven years, the Bible tells Israeli Jews to let their land go fallow. For Palestinian farmers, that edict has become manna from a strange heaven.
President Barack Obama met with U.S. Jewish leaders at the White House on Monday to discuss the emerging Iran nuclear deal and their subsequent concerns regarding Israel’s security.
Chuck Schumer is suddenly in the hot seat on Iran. Will Jewish Democratic Senators keep backing a Republican bill that could scuttle President Obama’s nuclear deal?
Israel will adopt two lines of attack as it tries to thwart – or at least modify – the international nuclear agreement with Iran in the coming weeks, a senior official said.
EDITORIAL : Jason Rezaian’s only crime was being a journalist in Iran. Like life imitating Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater,’ his imprisonment makes us doubt that Tehran really wants better ties to the outside world.
Barney Frank speaks out about his experiences as a Jewish gay politician in his new memoir. Like when Tip O’Neill told him he could’ve been House Speaker if he stayed in the closet.
As talks over Iran’s nuclear program drag on, few are talking about the tangled web of sanctions against Tehran. The measures won’t be easy to lift even if everyone shakes hands in Switzerland.
For years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has compared Iran to the biblical Persia, the ancient kingdom where the Jewish people were nearly annihilated through the evil designs of the arch-villain Haman.
Smoking is one of those topics that ties rabbis up in knots, and marijuana just clouds the issue even more. And that’s before Passover gets added to the mix.
African immigrants detained in an Israeli jail celebrated Passover in a mock Seder last week. They did so as the threat of a real-life plague of deportation hangs over them.
Israel’s own Black Panthers once latched onto the Passover story to challenge Ashkenazi domination. The radicals issued their own Haggadah, which mentioned strikes and injustice — but not God.