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Amid the global controversy over President Donald Trump’s recognition last week of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Israeli and Palestinian leaders actually found … more
This is excerpted from a post by David Kaufman, spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, the Reform synagogue in Des Moines, Iowa. David Ben Gurion declared Jerusalem to be the … more
Many Jews who move to Israel only have eyes for Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Whether it’s Tel Aviv’s wealth of startups, sunny beaches and culture, or Jerusalem’s … more
Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, the leader of Torah Jewry, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 104. Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended his levya (see page 1). Visiting the small … more
Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the levaya on Tuesday of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian haredi community, who died at the age of 104. Rav Shteinman, … more
It’s time to end the propaganda myth that Jerusalem is holy to Muslims. Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish nation under King David and other Jewish kings for hundreds of years. The U.S. … more
President Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may have sent shock waves across the Middle East. But here, in the epicenter of a city where fewer … more
It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues pertaining to President Donald Trump, or … more
In announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Donald Trump spoke loud and clear — except when he didn't. That's not to say that Israel and … more
Here are statements publicized by major American Jewish organizations following President Trump's Jerusalem speech on Wednesday. They are from Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Union, Hadassah, the Council of Presidents, RCA, AIPAC, and One Israel Fund, plus Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Additional statements will be added to this post as they become available. more
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