By Jesse Lempel
The Israeli Yiddish Dog Squad That’s Taking Bite Out of Terror
An elite squad of security dogs has joined the war on the new wave of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel — and they know Yiddish. I recently spent an afternoon with the Israel Civilian K9 Unit to get a first-hand look at these four-legged soldiers. “Zitz!” the private unit’s founder Mike Guzofsky barked at a…
Aspen Chabad Announces ‘Special’ Pot Classes, Then Quickly Cancels Them
The Chabad of Aspen, Colorado, announced that it would host some “special” classes this summer—painting classes helped along by cannabis, smoked and edible, the reported last week. But the whole event was quickly cancelled, when it turned out that the classes hadn’t been cleared with the authorities. The so-called “Art with Mary Jane” classes were…
Why Is France Up in Arms About Holocaust Compensation Deal?
A heated debate erupted in the French Parliament yesterday about who is responsible for the deportation of thousands of French Jews to the death camps during the Holocaust: Could it be the French government? Last year, the U.S. and French governments signed an agreement for France to pay $60 million to those rounded up and…
Houston Jewish Community Scrambles To Cope With Flooding
As floods triggered by days of heavy rain overwhelm Houston, the city’s Jewish community is scrambling to rescue those stranded by the fast-rising water. Steven Paletz, 27, had been away for the Jewish holiday this weekend, returning last night to find six feet of water in his Houston home. He then watched his dining room…
5 Surprising Things Scott Walker Revealed About his Trip to Israel
Recently back from a trip to Israel, Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker took to to share some of his thoughts about the Holy Land. Here are the highlights: 1. Visiting Israel has helped him decided whether to run for president. Walker told the Israeli newspaper “Israel Hayom”(conveniently owned by Republican mega-donor Sheldon…
Watch Frum March To Protest Sabbath-Violating Teens in Lakewood
Lakewood, New Jersey, is a bustling Haredi town organized around its grand yeshiva and dominated by strict rabbinic authority. So when a few rebellious teenagers took to hanging out by the lake on Sabbath afternoons — violating Sabbath rules by smoking and using their cellphones — the yeshiva’s head rabbis gathered dozens of men to march…
Exotic Kosher Feast Sickens Some at Manhattan Synagogue
They came to the synagogue with empty bellies — and eclectic taste buds. For the hungry and adventurous, the program announced. On the menu: faux-butter poached brains with garbanzo beans; veal intestines, duck liver and kidneys, and goat testicles; slow-cooked ox tail in sherry wine mousseline; Mexican chipotle chocolate-covered locusts. All of this is perfectly…
The 2 We Lost in the Philadelphia Amtrak Train Crash
The Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Philadelphia left a trail of broken bodies and dreams. Among the dead are at least two Jews, both with inspiring stories. Justin Zemser, 20, was a midshipman at the Naval Academy heading back to his home in Queens, New York. Rachel Jacobs was a 39-year-old mom…
Admit it, American Jewish establishment: Peter Beinart was right
How one Black and Jewish family keeps rewriting the Haggadah to reflect their history — and dreams
Robert Kraft will spend $25 million running ads against antisemitism. Is this the right way to protect Jews?
Are Israeli generals more left-wing than their own government?
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