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The urgent need for proper Jewish leadership

Core Jewish principles involve putting others’ interests before yours, respecting every human being, moral codes on right and wrong. Op-ed.

The urgent need for proper Jewish leadership

Bechukotai (Israel): The totality of Jewish life

As important as knowledge of history is – and I consider it to be very important – history alone can ever preserve us.

Bechukotai (Israel): The totality of Jewish life

Has Israel reached the abyss?

The blood flowing in our streets will not stop unless an iron fist is used to quell this madness. Op-ed.

Has Israel reached the abyss?

God will always love and forgive The Jewish People, but at a cost

We can start from the present and work our way backwards in history to see how this works.

God will always forgive The Jewish People, but at a cost

These Spanish towns are searching for remnants of their Jewish history

In Spain, small towns are unearthing ancient synagogues to resurrect Jewish history — and attract tourists.

These Spanish towns are searching for remnants of Jewish history

Trekking the Sanhedrin Trail with Rabbi Judah the Prince

A book about a great Jewish leader who changed history comes to life on a Galilee trail that traces his life and that of the Sages. Review.

Trekking the Sanhedrin Trail with Rabbi Judah the Princeplayer

Museum of Jewish history and culture opens in Singapore

New museum celebrating the history and culture of Jews in Singapore featuring three permanent exhibits opens to coincide with Hanukkah.

Museum of Jewish history and culture opens in Singapore

The beginning of Jewish history

Abraham’s nation will be either like the stars shining in the darkness or else like the sand, down-trodden, and kicked aside by everyone.

The beginning of Jewish history

You can’t restore destroyed archeological sites

When will the PA's outrageous and purposeful destruction of Jewish history finally be brought to an end? Op-ed.

You can’t restore destroyed archeological sites

This rabbi is tweeting his unusual 3-week Jewish heritage road trip through Turkey

Israeli-born Chabad rabbi is taking an unorthodox Jewish heritage road trip through Turkey, and is documenting it all on Twitter.

This rabbi is tweeting his Jewish heritage road trip in Turkey

The bride is beautiful: An irresistible anti-Zionist story

The abysmal state of scholarship, journalism, and filmmaking on Jewish and Israeli history is encapsulated in this fabricated story. Op-ed.

The bride is beautiful: An irresistible anti-Zionist story

Quoting lies about Israel - the easy way to write an article

The Independent’s Joe Sommerlad gives “A brief history of the Israel-Palestinian conflict” by plagiarizing an Al Nakba documentary. Op-ed.

Quoting lies about Israel - the easy way to write an article

Blinken: "Two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel's future."

Mr. Blinken, only when history precedes politics, can any progress follow - and your words contravene history. Op-ed.

Blinken: "Two-states, the best way to ensure Israel's future."

Update on Hodaya Monsango, Frum girl In Peruvian prison

Hodaya’s face crossed almost every Jewish newspaper as her hair-raising story was brought to light.

Update on Hodaya Monsango, Frum girl In Peruvian prison

Donald Trump is an honorary member of the tribe - and is sharing its fate

Trump now suffers the travails of the wandering Jew- silenced, vilified, demonized, hated, humiliated as his enemies seek vengeance. Op-ed

Donald Trump is an honorary member of the tribe

Black History Month and the Jews

Let’s start a new tradition this Black History Month.  Let’s educate the public about the strong Black-Jewish relationship. Op-ed.

Black History Month and the Jews

Jewish history is repetitive: The last words of Jacob and Joseph

The message: Chazak Chazak Venitchazek, to be strong and to strengthen ourselves and others for the tasks that always lie ahead.

Jewish history is repetitive: The last words of Jacob and Joseph

How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in history

A riveting tour of the places where the Maccabean Revolt took place in what was perhaps the greatest military triumph in Jewish history.

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Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Head of academic programs at Moroccan education ministry says move aims to "highlight Morocco's diverse identity."

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Enriching the landscape of Jewish memory

About a book which is a joy. Concise, vivid, well-written, antithetical to banality, it portrays events and people penetratingly Op-ed.

Enriching the landscape of Jewish memory

Hope - the gift of the Jews

The Jews gave the world so much: monotheism, ethics, a love of learning and more. But they also gave us the concept of hope. Op-ed.

Hope - the gift of the Jews

Trump moves to end 3000 years wait by the Jewish People

Trump moves to end 3000 years wait by the Jewish People 

Visitors to be allowed access to Jewish hospitals, synagogues

Dozens of synagogues usually closed for security reasons to open to public on 20th European Days of Jewish Culture.

Visitors to be allowed access to Jewish hospitals, synagogues

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

Post-election musings: Whither America? Whither US Jews?

Post-election musings: Whither America? Whither US Jews?

Budapest cultural center unlocks local Jewish history

Budapest Jewish cultural center offers glimpse into Jewish life pre-Holocaust, has plans to include library, museum, and conference center.

Budapest cultural center unlocks local Jewish history

Remembering the Jewish community of Baghdad

New film celebrates thousands of years of Iraqi Jewish history including the story of the first Baghdad beauty queen - a young Jewish woman.

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Despite protests, 2 new Jewish museums to open in Portugal

Lisbon Jewish community vice president says new museum demonstrates Portugal's immunity to new anti-Semitism trend.

Despite protests, 2 new Jewish museums to open in Portugal

Non-Jewish Germans honored for preserving local Jewish history

Non-Jewish Germans who have helped preserve local Jewish history honored at the 17th annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

Non-Jewish Germans honored for preserving local Jewish history

Netanyahu to host history lecture for UN officials

Netanyahu to hold Jewish history seminar in the wake of UNESCO decision denying Jewish connection to Temple Mount.

Netanyahu to host Jewish history lecture for UN officials

Polish Jewry museum wins Museum of the Year Award

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw wins the European Museum of the Year Award.

Polish Jewry museum wins European Museum of the Year Award

Rivlin: Our Roots are Deeply Planted in Hevron

At inauguration of visitor's center in Hevron Museum, President Reuven Rivlin highlights Jewish people's connection to the ancient city.

Rivlin: Our Roots are Deeply Planted in Hevron

Museum for Polish Jewish History opens in Warsaw

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw opens its Core Exhibition to visitors in grand ceremony on October 28.

Museum Dedicated to the History of Polish Jews Opens in Warsaw

The Jewish Story Which Couldn't be Silenced

Defying pressure to cancel, groundbreaking UNESCO exhibit on Jewish ties to Israel will launch today - and its creator has big hopes.

The Ancient Jewish Story Which Couldn't be Silenced

Elkin: Mahmoud Abbas Should Learn Some History

Deputy Foreign Minister suggests a trip to ancient Galilee town might do PA leader’s understanding of history some good.

Elkin: Mahmoud Abbas Should Learn Some History

Tour Reveals Jewish History in Arab Galilee Towns

Friday tour shows Jewish priestly communities in Galilee after fall of Second Temple, most stops now Arab towns.

Tour Reveals Jewish History in Arab Galilee Towns

Jews, America, and Independence Day

Rabbi who went from Latvia to New York talks about the Jewish contribution to America.

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New Yad Vashem Exhibit Honors Rightous Non-Jews

A new Yad Vashem exhibit focuses on non-Jews who risked everything to save Jews during the Holocaust.

New Yad Vashem Exhibit Honors ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

Singer’s Emotional Meeting with Hevron Survivor

Singer Amir Benayoun meets Hevron massacre survivor whose family was slaughtered. ‘I’ll think of him when I sing.’

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Ralph Peters: Israel is a Civilizing Force

Commentator and strategist says, "The culture of the Arab world, and of Iran … has become barbaric."

Ralph Peters: Israel is a Civilizing Force