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How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

Arutz Sheva talks with Rabbi Shalom Axelrod of Young Israel of Woodmere and Rabbi Jaron Engelmayer, Chief Rabbi of Vienna.Yoni Kempinski, 17/06/2021 17:07
AJC survey: Israel and Diaspora deficient in knowledge about each other

AJC survey: Israel and Diaspora deficient in knowledge about each other

Survey by American Jewish Committee finds that both communities would like to learn more about each other but suffer from lack of education.Dan Verbin, 14/06/2021 18:34
Will new government will affect Jewish Diaspora?

Will new government will affect Jewish Diaspora?

Dr. Shmuel Katz, co-founder of Stand With Us, talks with Arutz Sheva about how the new government will affect both the Diaspora and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 17:07
Arutz Sheva administration meets officials in NY

Arutz Sheva administration meets officials in NY

Team meets with Ambassador Erdan, heads of Rabbinical Alliance of America, YU President and more.Arutz Sheva, 13/05/2021 03:23
Time to sober up

Time to sober up

This growing inability to know good from evil keeps increasing numbers of people from recognizing the threats looming before them. Op-edMichael Kuttner, 28/02/2021 08:16
Open your eyes!

Open your eyes!

The parsha and current events. Jethro, Isaiah and the Jews of the Diaspora who criticize Israel's religious level.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/02/2021 08:21
The Israel lobby is good for America

The Israel lobby is good for America

The Israel lobby plays a postiive domestic role in the US in addition to benefitting Israel.directly. Opinion.Prof. Daniel Pipes, 26/01/2021 08:16
Pollard and the great Jewish divide

Pollard and the great Jewish divide

Israelis celebrated the Pollards’ arrival. In contrast, US Jews bristled both at the news and the joy with which Israelis greeted them.Op-edCaroline Glick, 03/01/2021 17:04
Diaspora Judaism

Diaspora Judaism

The greatest miracle of history is the survival of diaspora Judaism. The greatest question is where it is headed today.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 31/12/2020 08:23
The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

How does the conflict between Yehuda and Yosef echo through history and play out in the State of Israel today?Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 25/12/2020 05:28
Defense Minister Benny Gantz: Health crisis to be followed by social crisis

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: Health crisis to be followed by social crisis

Gantz speaks at launch of 'Declaration of Our Common Destiny'. “Miracles don’t land on planes. Crisis must be taken on by worthy leadership"Yoni Kempinski, 14/12/2020 19:35
MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diaspora

MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diaspora

Watch: MK Tehila Friedman (Blue and White) spoke during a special Knesset session on strengthening connections with Jewish DiasporaMK Tehila Friedman, 14/12/2020 10:38
Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle via Zoom with WZO and representatives of Diaspora Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2020 02:34
Is this holiday seven, eight or nine days long?

Is this holiday seven, eight or nine days long?

Understanding the source of the difference in holiday observance in the Diaspora and Israel.Daniel Pinner, 06/10/2020 13:05
A fateful self-reflection: The Israel and American Jewry relationship

A fateful self-reflection: The Israel and American Jewry relationship

Israel is a strong nation that can help and support the Jewish communities overseas. Opinion.Shira Ruderman, 27/09/2020 11:21
Parshat Shoftim tells of one true Torah, not two

Parshat Shoftim tells of one true Torah, not two

Vital parts of Torah and Jewish life are Jewish policemen, judges, kings, priestly tithes, cities of refuge, prophecy, an army - in Israel.Tzvi Fishman, 21/08/2020 09:52
Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

In the Diaspora, we are not building as much as trying not to fall off a spiritual and physical ledge. Op-ed.Rabbi Steven Pruzansky , 29/07/2020 12:06
Life is in the power of the tongue

Life is in the power of the tongue

Vows can be a way to a life full of sanctity.Torah MiTzion, 20/07/2020 11:08
Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

There is something critical missing from your plan, Caroline, and that lack dooms it to failure. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 13/07/2020 08:47
The Diaspora in crisis: Instead of preaching, embrace

The Diaspora in crisis: Instead of preaching, embrace

Show genuine interest in welfare of our brothers across the sea. Offer attractive options for comfortably acculturating to life in Israel.Rabbi Yoni Lavi, 08/06/2020 16:48
Is a Jew who makes aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Is a Jew who makes aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Does aliyah justify prideful claims that the Jew in Israel is a better Jew than those who remain in the Diaspora?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 17/04/2020 14:17
The Diasporavirus

The Diasporavirus

Those Jews stricken by the Diasporavirus epidemic exhibit signs of disorientation, believing they have found the Promised Land in America, Australia, and Mexico Tzvi Fishman, 18/02/2020 12:30
The only way to protect American and European Jews

The only way to protect American and European Jews

Diaspora Jews can live locked-down in fortress synagogues, schools and community centers, or they can live free lives in Israel. Robert Harris, 24/12/2019 09:11
'I seek my brothers' Rabbis called to raise Diaspora awareness

'I seek my brothers' Rabbis called to raise Diaspora awareness

National religious organization calls on community rabbis across Israel to raise awareness of challenges faced by Diaspora Jewry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2019 17:07
Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

How fear and trauma of the exile can warp the perception of a Jew enough to reject the mitzvah of aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 02/08/2019 15:09
For The 17th of Tammuz: Tarzan of the Diaspora

For The 17th of Tammuz: Tarzan of the Diaspora

A Jew isn’t an American, or a Frenchman, or a South African, even if he grows up there. A Jew has a homeland of his own, with his own code of life, the Torah, which is meant to be lived in Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 20/07/2019 23:36
The sweet Diaspora

The sweet Diaspora

The goal of the Exodus was to bring the liberated Nation to the Land of Israel. Sinai was a stop along the way, not the final destination. Paris, Berlin, London, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles are never mentioned. Tzvi Fishman, 01/07/2019 12:38
Start speaking Diaspora-Ish

Start speaking Diaspora-Ish

The next diaspora minister needs to remember the enormous influence of the Jews around the world, and their great support of Israel in so many fields. Noy Assraf, 07/04/2019 16:27
Are Diaspora Jews sinking in exile?

Are Diaspora Jews sinking in exile?

The Aliyah Team questions the role of Jews in exile.David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 26/12/2018 07:09
Remaining in the Diaspora -  courage or cowardice?

Remaining in the Diaspora - courage or cowardice?

In the Diaspora, the Jew risks being caught up in the courage-or-cowardice conflict.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 14/12/2018 15:10
Anti-Semitic and pro-Israel?

Anti-Semitic and pro-Israel?

How does the world view the country of Israel?David Lev, 30/10/2018 01:15
Why are we Jews? Because we care

Why are we Jews? Because we care

Is the world’s negative opinion of the Jews that sacrosanct that we Jews believe it ourselves? G-d forbid!David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 30/09/2018 17:37
Generation's mission: Connect all world's Jews

Generation's mission: Connect all world's Jews

First-ever conference for leading Jewish schools attended by over 150 principals from 31 countries.Eliran Aharon, 12/07/2018 10:40
Connecting young Jews in Diaspora with Israel

Connecting young Jews in Diaspora with Israel

Marriage of Israeli-American woman to European football player illustrates need to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel, says Lavi Olami.Raphael Levy, 07/06/2018 15:41
The Holocaust did not legitimize Zionism

The Holocaust did not legitimize Zionism

If international public opinion does not understand that Jews deserved Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in 1933 no less than in 1948, it will infer that Zionism owes its legitimacy to Hitler.   Rafael Castro, 22/05/2018 19:11
'We have not forgotten our brethren in the Diaspora'

'We have not forgotten our brethren in the Diaspora'

In preparation for Israel's 70th anniversary, 70 Israeli leaders and intellectuals will leave for 70 Jewish communities around the world.Hezki Baruch, 08/04/2018 20:05
'What happened to Spain's Jews?'

'What happened to Spain's Jews?'

Over 100 million people descended from forcibly converted Spanish Jews, says Reconectar organization, 1 in 4 US Latinos has Jewish ancestry.David Rosenberg, 03/04/2018 07:28
How many 'Lost Jews' are there worldwide?

How many 'Lost Jews' are there worldwide?

Gov't report claims there are close to 100 million 'lost Jews' or 'crypto-Jews' around the world. Will Israel reach out to them?David Rosenberg, 29/03/2018 18:47
'We stem the tide of intermarriage'

'We stem the tide of intermarriage'

Be'er Hagolah in New York gives children of immigrant Jews affordable Jewish education.Eliran Aharon, 06/07/2017 22:24
'Israel can help Diaspora Jews fight assimilation'

'Israel can help Diaspora Jews fight assimilation'

Gesher CEO on visit to Britain to learn concerns and issues facing Diaspora Jewry says Israel can help strengthen Jewish identify abroad.Yoni Kempinski, 30/06/2017 09:17
'MKs who vote for conversion bill not welcome in Chicago'

'MKs who vote for conversion bill not welcome in Chicago'

President of Jewish Federation of Chicago says organization will refuse to host any MK who votes in favor of conversion bill.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 28/06/2017 20:01
'We need to strengthen the relationship with the Diaspora'

'We need to strengthen the relationship with the Diaspora'

Senior director for Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Diaspora discusses decision on Kotel, relations between the Diaspora and Israel.Uzi Baruch, 27/06/2017 02:05
'Jewish Diaspora leaders support moving embassy to Jerusalem'

'Jewish Diaspora leaders support moving embassy to Jerusalem'

Report shows Diaspora leaders feel Jerusalem is central to world Jewry but are worried about lack of 'Jewish pluralism' in Israel's capital.Gary Willig, 18/05/2017 21:28
Rabbi Hier :'Jewish Diaspora is dependent on Israel'

Rabbi Hier :'Jewish Diaspora is dependent on Israel'

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of Simon Wiesenthal Center says to Arutz Sheva that without Israel there will be no more Jews.Yoni Kempinski, 26/04/2017 17:25
'Solidarity cannot be confined to the symbolic'

'Solidarity cannot be confined to the symbolic'

President Rivlin calls on rabbinic leadership  in Diaspora to participate in strategic dialogue about future of Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2017 09:59
The greatest addiction of all

The greatest addiction of all

The most dangerous addiction of all and how to overcome it is outlined in detail below. Tzvi Fishman, 06/01/2017 06:17
Should Israel battle assimilation, and how?

Should Israel battle assimilation, and how?

Arutz Sheva invites readers worldwide to share thoughts and insights regarding one of the main challenges of the Jewish nation today.Arutz Sheva, 28/12/2016 01:45
Bennett and Sharansky mark 'Diaspora Jewry Week' with students

Bennett and Sharansky mark 'Diaspora Jewry Week' with students

Education Min. and Jewish Agency Head meet with students from around the world to promote ties between Israeli and Diaspora Jewish students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2016 11:13
Yeshiva rabbi: Disconnection dangerous to Jewish future

Yeshiva rabbi: Disconnection dangerous to Jewish future

Report on Israeli yeshiva delegates who visited North American Jewish schools; rabbi says losing touch with Israel leads to assimilation.Rabbis Eliezer Shenvald, 19/12/2016 11:38
What's the next joint project of our nation?

What's the next joint project of our nation?

Please send us your thoughts as part of our project connecting Israelis and the Diaspora. This week we ask - what's next?Arutz Sheva, 18/11/2016 05:43
Jewish State responsible for Jewish Nation?

Jewish State responsible for Jewish Nation?

The Arutz Sheva special project connecting between Jewish diaspora and Israel continues with a 2nd question for our readers.Arutz Sheva, 08/11/2016 21:07
Special project: Connecting to Jewish Diaspora

Special project: Connecting to Jewish Diaspora

Arutz Sheva, in cooperation with the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, invites you to share your feelings about Israel and the Diaspora.Yoni Kempinski, 03/11/2016 14:21
Rabbi warns against 'Jewish Diaspora alienation'

Rabbi warns against 'Jewish Diaspora alienation'

President of the Council of Young Israel Rabbis says too many young Jews aren't concerned with Israel and that must change.Yoni Kempinski, 02/11/2016 05:15
Reform movement launches campaign against Israel

Reform movement launches campaign against Israel

Reform, Conservative movements launch campaign after bids to gain recognition in Israel fail. Foreign Ministry calls to 'pacify' tension.Gary Willig, 02/10/2016 13:36
Bennett: We're losing millions of Jews

Bennett: We're losing millions of Jews

Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett blesses diaspora emissaries: 'Work hard to save another Jew.'Yoni Kempinski, 01/08/2016 13:15
Idan Raichel to receive B'nai Brith citation

Idan Raichel to receive B'nai Brith citation

B'nai Brith world center to confer citation upon musician Idan Raichel for fostering closer Israel-Diaspora relations through the artsShai Landesman, 23/06/2016 12:55
The biggest boycotters of Israel

The biggest boycotters of Israel

This group boycotts the entire country. Tzvi Fishman, 04/06/2016 21:07