Donald Trump’s inauguration is on Friday; the Women’s March is on Saturday, the Jewish day of rest, or Shabbat. What would the rabbis make of it?101
The largest American Jewish religious organization has “significant concerns” about Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.10
Sheldon Adelson made headlines in early January, when he flew non-stop to Hawaii from Israel in his private jet. The 18-hour flight broke the record for the longest haul from Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.
Two Jerusalem natives, one Arab and the other Jewish, reflect on their divided city, 50 years after the Six-Day War.
Yeshiva University’s student newspaper issued a challenge to the school’s board of trustees in an editorial this week, demanding transparency and accountability from the powerful body.13
A pro-Israel resolution that condemned the United Nations resolution on Israel passed in the House of Representatives by an overwhelming 342-to=80 majority Thursday night.49
Los Angeles Rabbi Marvin Hier said he was shocked three weeks ago when a Trump aide invited him to offer a prayer at the presidential inauguration. The 77-year-old rabbi said he accepted immediately because “it was the menschlichkeit thing to do,” using the Yiddish word meaning honorable, “and I am proud to do it.”32
Every Sabbath, the members of Congregation Am Shalom in north suburban Glencoe read a list of names aloud of the people who were killed by violence in Cook and Lake Counties that week. Very seldom do any of the victims come from the wealthy North Shore or the wider Chicago Jewish community. But the congregation reads the names anyway.23
Ivanka and Jared are about to move into a house previously owned by a staunch Putin opponent, Dan Rapoport, who advised Mitt Romney on the Russian leader.17
Mike Huckabee promised to bring a “Build Israel Great Again” hat to Donald Trump.11
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