WATCH: Israeli Spacecraft Land On The Moon

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The lunar lander Beresheet is expected to land on the moon at between 2 and 3 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 11. Beresheet is a joint mission of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, and if successful, Beresheet will be both the first Israeli and first privately funded spacecraft to land softly on the moon’s surface. […]

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How To Follow Israeli Election Coverage

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For many American Jews, having Israel be part of Jewish identity means an obsession with following the intimate details of a country 6,000 miles away. Whether good or bad, that’s just the way it is, and even non-Jewish news sources spend a lot of time poring over Israel. But what’s the best way to be […]

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How Netanyahu Wins Again

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The headlines are already written, and the digital ink is dry on the results for Israel’s 2019 national elections on April 9. Some version of “Netanyahu re-elected despite corruption charges,” will be plastered across Israel and even around the world. Before jumping to opinions or analysis about what that result would mean, first we have […]

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Primer For Israel’s Upcoming Elections

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JERUSALEM – You can love it or you can hate it, but Israel is a massive player in the global political arena. Recently voted the 8th most powerful country in the world, the Jewish state is a technological, economic, and military powerhouse of stability in a region better known for chaos and bloody dictators like […]

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Chaos, Confrontation Mark Women Of The Wall’s 30th Anniversary

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JERUSALEM–For a moment, it was thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesters against three non-Orthodox women at the Western Wall. Rachel Schwartz, 22, a student at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, struggled against the mob with two older women. The three had come for a prayer service with Women of the Wall, the feminist, cross-denominational group of activists […]

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My Sister, Independence, & The IDF

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Throughout my life, I felt a profound connection to my Jewish identity. Whether it was Jewish youth groups or summer camp, Shabbat dinners or holidays, my identity and connection with the Jewish community was deeply rooted. From the moment I came into this world, I did not understand the concept of independence because I was […]

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Looking For Love In Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is to some American Jews what New York is to some aspiring actors: a good place to wash up for a while and dream of better things. And when it comes to love in this city of gold, the same holds true. You meet your soulmate at Hebrew ulpan classes after immigrating to Israel, […]

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Jews Back Omar Over Islamophobic Slurs

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Recent Islamophobic hate speech targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district, has generated widespread outrage while the Congresswoman is simultaneously under criticism for new anti-Semitic comments. Over the past week, the phrase “Assassinate Ilhan Omar” was found graffitied onto the bathroom stall of a gas station in Rogers, Minnesota. On Friday, a poster […]

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