||Jewish World - (Jewish News & Features, Judaism in the News) - 2013
The only Jew to survive the 1941 Odessa massacre2/3/2018Mishka Zaslavsky, 93, will never forget the massacre in Odessa, when 22,000 Jews were burned alive. The only survivor to escape the inferno, while his mother and siblings were murdered.
Moses Vindicated11/27/2017Most of us know about the Exodus and Moses courtesy of Cecil B. DeMille and Charleton Heston. But archaeological evidence of those events has been slow to come by.
Tzitzis: In Or Out?11/25/2017In general, Judaism values the private and the discrete – the 'thin still voice' – over the public and the overt. Wearing one's tzitzis tucked into one's pants is a sign of modesty, not embarrassment.
Fire Breaks Out at Rebbe Nachman's Gravesite11/22/2017The fire originated in a building adjacent to the grave and caused a loss of power to the building housing the grave, though no damage was reported to the building itself.
Do Jews Celebrate Halloween?10/26/2017I know its origins aren't very 'Jewish,' but I'm worried that my kids will feel left out if they can't go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
The UNESCO Follies10/30/2016UNESCO has once again showed itself to be detached from reality, morality, justice and from any shred of truth. Let's look at some facts...
NY Assemblyman 'fires' Clinton9/11/2016NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind explains why he cannot support Democratic presidential candidate. 'Well Hillary, you are disqualified to me as a candidate.'
5776: The year in review9/8/2016A timeline of the Jewish year's major events -- the good, the bad and, in the case of the deaths of some Jewish giants, the very sad.
Sorry – the Exile isn’t Forever8/1/2016Hashem doesn’t want us in Galut forever. We are supposed to long for the higher existence of Geula - of Jewish sovereignty in our own Land, with our Holy Temple in our midst.
The Riots of 19297/9/2016Rumor pointed to Harry Charles Luke, a meshumad and Secretary General of the British Mandatory Government, who encouraged the Arab marauders to pillage the Jews.
The Arabs and Moshiach5/26/2016What will happen to the Israeli Arabs once Moshiach completes our conquest of the Land of Israel, restores our monarchy, and rebuilds the Holy Temple in Jerusalem?
US rapper converts, moves to Israel3/5/2016Nissim, formerly D. Black, converted to Orthodox Judaism three years ago and finally fufilled his dream of making aliyah with his family.
Jonathan Pollard is free11/20/2015Pollard finally leaves jail, after being held since 1985; He is forbidden from flying to Israel, and will even be forbidden from checking the internet.
The Rounding up of American Jews7/28/2015Just as 15 centuries of Jewish life in Spain ended with a royal edict in 1492, American Jewish life in the USA as we know it can easily end with a presidential directive...
The Battle For David's Tomb6/4/2015Hundreds of Jews, led by Breslov Rabbi Shalom Arush, came to pray inside the lower hall of King David’s tomb on Mount Zion on Sunday morning. The Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church are claiming this holy place for themselves.
The Two Ways to Live a Moral Life5/29/2015Almost every religion knows the phenomenon of people who, in pursuit of spiritual purity, withdraw from the pleasures and temptations of the world.
Curious Jews5/20/2015For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school or college.
Muhammad's Attack on Khaybar4/12/2015The attack on Khaybar, a wealthy date-producing valley 90 miles north of Yathrib (Medina), was part of a broader strategy Muhammad had devised to subjugate all of Arabia.
Portrait of Ishmael, 20147/26/2014Back in 1967, the Klausenberger Rebbe foresaw the ISIS. He warned, 'Our ultimate war with Ishmael will be a difficult one; we shall not prevail by military means...'
The Seventh of June and the Ninth of Av6/7/2014To understand contemporary Israel and the emotions present in any discussion of Middle East peace, one needs to grasp the significance of two dates—June 7 and the Ninth of Av.
The Fire Burns5/18/2014The circle of men whirls around the fire, hand in hand, hand catching hand, drawing in newcomers into the ring that races around and around in the growing darkness.
The Dead-End of Diaspora5/11/2014Community by community, the Diaspora is coming to a dead-end. Jews around the world are still misleading themselves that they can be good Jews outside of the Land of Israel.
Manischewitz Sold to Equity Firm4/10/2014Oh, man, it’s the end of an era. The Manischewitz Company, well known for its wine and Passover foods, has been sold a week before the Passover holiday.
The lost sheep of the house of Israel4/7/2014The African Hebrew Israelites have lived in Dimona for three generations, claiming their history brought them back to this land. Members of the tribe? Israel is not convinced.
The Eternal Message of Elijah's Cup3/21/2014At our Passover Seder, there is a universally accepted custom to pour a 5th cup of wine, the 'Cup of Elijah,' as we open the front door of the home.
The Ages of Purim3/16/2014Three Jewish holidays end with mass bloodshed, not with reconciliation commissions. There is no peace process conducted with Haman, the chief villain of the Purim story.
33% rise in conversions to Judaism1/10/2014Statistic refers to non-Jewish descendents of Jews. Deputy religious services minister: Conversion to Judaism is a national goal for all of us, and we must help those going through the conversion process complete it successfully.
Birkat Cohanim9/22/2013On Sunday morning, the traditional Birkat Cohanim, Blessing of the Priests, was held in the Kotel plaza. The Kotel was packed.
In Arabic, Jerusalem is Jewish8/15/2013The Arabs knew that the reason the place was 'holy' in the first place was because the Holy Temple of the God of Israel once stood there.
Welcome, Newbies! (ProTips for New Olim)7/21/2013You’re probably stumbling around, bleary eyed and sweaty—geeze it’s hot here, isn’t it?—trying to figure out why there are no street signs and why the bank charges you a fee for everything.
US Jewish Rage: Bark Mitzvahs5/12/2013Inspired by the Christian ceremony of the Blessing of the Animals, Reform Rabbi Fred Schwalb says it is a simple way to honor dogs, cats and other pets.
Credit Cards3/5/2013In Avot we are informed that this world is likened to a magnificent store, full of all sorts of goods that one can purchase and enjoy. But payment is regularly exacted.
Chloe Valdary is a student on a mission2/10/2013As a result of reading Exodus she was motivated to learn more and to work to support Israel. She is enrolled in International Studies at New Orleans University as a sophmore.