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Sacha Baron Cohen is back, debuting “Who is America?” on Sunday night on Showtime. In one of four segments on opening night, the British Jewish comic — disguising himself in … more
Monday’s summit in Finland between Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin recast the Scandinavian nation in a role it had not occupied in decades: that of a political bridge … more
MALMO, Sweden — When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish community of Umeå in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shockwaves far beyond the small congregation she had spent decades … more
Over the centuries, there has been much anti-Semitism in Iceland. In the context of modern Israel, it is difficult to find examples of Iceland playing a positive role. One recent development is a … more
While drug abuse may not be out of control in the frum community, “it is out there and rising,” an organizer of next Monday night’s Five Towns awareness-raising event told The … more
Rabbinic literature includes the names and teachings of many great and well-known sages. Yet, the rabbi who is mentioned most often in our liturgy is Rabbi Chanania ben Akashya — an obscure … more
Rockets raining down from Gaza. Suicide bombers slipping through terror tunnels. Terrorist threats from all angles. Soldiers on the Syrian and Sinai borders, along with nationwide security … more
Years ago, my mother clipped a newspaper column for me to read. At that point, I was more Israeli than American, and when I saw the long last name of the writer, “Krauthammer,” I … more
Maxim Cohen was born in Morocco and made aliyah as child. He enlisted in the IDF, but left Israel with his parents after the Six-Day War to live in France. On Yom Kippur in 1973, … more
In ancient times, if a person killed someone else accidentally, a trial could sentence the perpetrator to exile in a city of refuge, for a term that would last until the death of the kohen … more
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