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Shalom, Cooperstown! Jewish Mayor Welcomes World to Baseball Hall of Fame

By Hillel Kuttler

Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and Jeff Idelson, director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, work together to oversee induction weekend.Read More


Israeli Photo Activists Shoot Against the Grain — Win Both Respect and Hatred

By Yermi Brenner

Activestills, a group of activist Israeli photographers, documents political and social struggles. It’s not an easy role to play in an increasingly nationalistic country.Read More


Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza

By Hody Nemes

A vocal group of Jews joined hundreds in a rally against the war in Gaza in lower Manhattan. They denounced Israel’s occupation and the Jewish establishment they say supports it.Read More


Germany Warns Against Hate Speech After Imam Calls To 'Destroy the Zionist Jews'

By Don Snyder

Germany is vowing to clamp down on public anti-Semitic language, responding to recent demonstrations and speeches in which protesters called for death to Jews.Read More


El Al Fares Skyrocket 150% as Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel Over Gaza

By Rina Rozenberg

Within hours after most foreign airlines flying to Israel suspended flights, fares on El Al skyrocketed. Is it supply-and-demand — or wartime price gouging?Read More


Troubling Signs for Israel in New Poll of Americans

By Hody Nemes

Despite overall strong backing from Americans for Israel’s war in Gaza, Hody Nemes reports a new poll includes troubling signs for supporters of the Jewish state.Read More


Jewish Not-for-Profits Use Gaza War To Drum Up Donations

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Israeli soldiers need socks. And snacks. And pizza. So claim dozens of campaigns launched by Jewish not-for-profits who are using the Gaza war to drum up donations.Read More


American Authorities Extend Flight Ban to Israel for Another Day

By Yardain Amron

The widening conflict in Israel forced most airlines to scrap flights Tuesday to Tel Aviv — dealing a major blow to Israel’s tourism industry.Read More


Why Did UCLA Hillel Funnel Cash From Pro-Israel Donor to Student Candidate?

By Yardain Amron

A wealthy pro-Israel donor used a Hillel chapter to funnel cash to a candidate for California student government. Why did the campus group allow itself to be used like that?Read More


Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?

By Hody Nemes

A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics?Read More





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  • PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters marched through lower Manhattan yesterday demanding an end to American support for Israel’s operation in #Gaza.
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  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
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  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
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  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
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