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Israelis, Americans and others too often accept the dulcet tones they hear directly from...

Under Yasser Arafat, the Palestine Liberation Organization notoriously said one thing to Arab/Muslim audiences and the opposite to Israeli/Western ones, speaking venomously to the former and in dulcet tones to the latter. What about...

Operation Paperclip, The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, by Annie...

"As comprehensive as it is critical, this latest exposé from Jacobsen is perhaps her most important work to date....Jacobsen persuasively shows that it in fact happened and aptly frames the dilemma....Rife with hypocrisy, lies,...

Yiddish blues?! Yiddish jazz?! Yiddish pop?! Un concierto como ningún otro

Yiddish blues?! Yiddish jazz?! Yiddish pop?! Yiddish spirituals?! A concert unlike any other !! (With English translations) AMERIKE DI PREKHTIKE ("America the Beautiful") SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014, 4:30 PM Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (corner 95 Street) New York City This...

Cuando Aushwitz - Oshpitzin en Yiddish - era una vibrante comunidad judía

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Of all the things and places to give an endearing Jewish name, Auschwitz would seem the most unlikely. Oshpitzin — which comes from the Aramaic word for guest, ushpizin, and is the name of...

Cruzando la frontera para darle a los niños la mejor educación posible

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As I stepped out of the van into the chilly, pre-dawn Tijuana air, I could just barely make out the shadows of the pedestrians nearby, all of them stepping over puddles and street trash,...

With 50 million likes and counting, Peres is a hit on Chinese social media

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At home in Israel, President Shimon Peres has encountered more than a little criticism for his ongoing defense of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a partner for peace. But in China, where he...

"Decidirá" la Suprema Corte de Estados Unidos si reconoce a Jerusalem como parte de...

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The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to give the Zivotofsky case yet another day in court — to hear the case — is already prompting the type of response you’d expect. I’ve been...

Living In A Two-Dimensional Space

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The other day, I was in a used book store, and I found a copy of a book I had read a long time ago, a book that indirectly has a lot to say...

1,000 nuevas compañías se abrieron en Israel en 2013

A survey of Israel’s start-up eco-system revealed on Friday that 1,000 nascent ventures came to life in 2013, and for each that fails, two more start-ups are created, according to a new survey produced...

Remembering Babi Yar

This article is about a massacre of Jews and other murders during World War II. For the book by Anatoly Kuznetsov, see Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel. For the...