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‘A steadfast ally’: Angela Merkel’s departure from politics is a sad moment for many German Jews

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Despite Merkel’s mixed legacy at home, the European Jewish establishment sees her departure as the loss of “a reliable partner for the Jewish community.”


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House okays Iron Dome funding • Mosquitoes suck joy out of Sukkot • Matt Gaetz’s bizarro Israel connection

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Shabbat shalom, New York!


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Los Angeles teachers union votes to postpone Israel boycott motion indefinitely

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Los Angeles’ union was far from alone in taking up the BDS issue this year, following the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in May.


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It’s Always Been Unicorns — A poem for Torah Portion Vezot Hab’rachah

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It’s Always Been Unicorns — A poem for Torah Portion Vezot Hab’rachah

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Tlaib, Omar Accuse Israel of “Human Rights Abuses” in Opposition to Iron Dome Funding

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Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) announced their opposition to a stand-alone bill providing $1 billion to the Israeli missile defense system Iron Dome, accusing Israel of “human rights abuses.” Before the bill passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming majority, Tlaib tweeted on September 23: “I will not support a standalone […]

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House Passes $1 Billion in Iron Dome Funding

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The House of Representatives passed a standalone bill allocating $1 billion in Iron Dome funding on September 23. The final vote was 420 in favor and 9 against, with two members voting present. Those who voted no included Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Andre Carson (D-IN) and Thomas Massie (R-KY). Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

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More than 30 countries stay away from UN anniversary marking Durban conference

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In the end, Israel was not an issue at the commemoration.


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More than 30 countries stay away from UN anniversary marking Durban conference

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In the end, Israel was not an issue at the commemoration.


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Isaac Asimov’s epic ‘Foundation’ series is now a TV show. His Jewish life was complicated.

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On the one hand, Asimov became one of pop culture’s most prominent atheists. On the other, he was open and prideful about his Jewish heritage. 


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Isaac Asimov’s epic ‘Foundation’ series is now a TV show. His Jewish life was complicated.

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On the one hand, Asimov became one of pop culture’s most prominent atheists. On the other, he was open and prideful about his Jewish heritage. 


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Isaac Asimov’s epic ‘Foundation’ series is now a TV show. His Jewish life was complicated.

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On the one hand, Asimov became one of pop culture’s most prominent atheists. On the other, he was open and prideful about his Jewish heritage. 


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Andrew Pessin: Nevergreen

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Shmuel Rosner and Guest Andrew Pessin discuss campus cancel culture and his latest book: “Nevergreen”, now out on amazon.

Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College and Campus Bureau Editor for The Algemeiner.

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