Thu, Jun 20th 2019
LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Thursday is World Refugee Day. And according to the United Nations page devoted to this commemoration, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. I am one of those people. In 1948, when I was 6 months old, my mother risked everything to...
Mon, May 6th 2019
לורי פלטניק העם היהודים הם אנומליה. האם אנחנו דת? לא. אנחנו יכולים להיות יהודיים מבלי להיכנס לבית כנסת בחיינו. האם אנחנו גזע? לא. היהודים מגיעים בכל כך הרבה צורות וצבעים. האם אנחנו לאום? במשך 2,000 שנה לא הייתה לנו מדינה משותפת. עם? כן אבל אני מציעה שהזהות שלנו עמוקה וחזקה יותר מזה. אנחנו משפחה,...
Mon, May 6th 2019
Lori Palatnik The Jewish people are an anomaly. Are we a religion? No, you can be a Jew without ever entering a synagogue. Are we a race? No, Jews come in so many shades and colors. Are we a nation? For 2,000 years we had no common country. A people? Yes, but I propose our identity is even deeper...
Wed, May 1st 2019
“When you hear a witness, you become a witness” Elie Wiesel (Z”L) On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the IAC delegation, along with 10,000 people from around the world, marched from Auschwitz to Birkenau to commemorate Holocaust victims, to honor their memory and vow to stop anti-Semitism. The IAC...
Wed, Mar 20th 2019
מאת: שון אבן חיים כמו רוב הישראלים-אמריקאים, אשתי ואני גדלנו בישראל ועברנו לארה"ב, מתוך מחשבה שזה יהיה רק לכמה שנים. במהרה הבנו שאנחנו לא יודעים איך לחיות בתפוצות כמו החברים היהודים-אמריקאים שלנו. אחרי הלידה של ילדנו הבכור היה לנו ברור שאנחנו לא חוזרים לישראל בקרוב. זה למעשה אמר שאנחנו צריכים...
Wed, Mar 20th 2019
By Shawn Evenhaim Like most Israeli-Americans, my family grew up in Israel, and we moved to the U.S. for what we thought would be a few years. We soon realized that we didn’t understand how to live in the Diaspora like our Jewish American friends. After we had our firstborn, it became clear that we...
Wed, Mar 6th 2019
The competition’s challenge put teens in the driver’s seat to innovate solutions for engaging college students in pro-Israel advocacy. BY JACOB KAMARAS (February 27, 2019 / JNS) You’re a prospective college student. How do you navigate Jewish life and the pro-Israel community when you arrive on...
Mon, Feb 18th 2019
By Noa Peri-Jensch For most people in Las Vegas, the snow this past weekend was a rare excitement. Yet, for the Jewish community, excitement quickly morphed into concern when a large swastika was etched into the freshly-fallen powder on Sunday night at Arbors Paseo park in Summerlin. I was appalled...
Mon, Feb 25th 2019
It seems that the Jewish people are currently living in the best of times and in the worst of times, to borrow the famous phrase from Charles Dickens. On one hand we are seeing the most flourishing time in Jewish history. Two large and thriving Jewish communities in Israel and North America living...
Thu, Nov 1st 2018
We are in the midst of a moment where the Jewish family must unite. (January 11, 2019 / JNS) Like many Israeli Americans, my family grew up in Israel, and we moved to the United States for what we thought would be a few years. We soon realized that we didn’t understand how to live in the Diaspora...