• Elsewhere: Israel’s incitement problem, ‘Mein Kampf’ returns, sheitels to Jewfros

    Israel’s incitement problem: Israeli politicians need to do more than just condemn the murder of a Palestinian teen, Nahum Barnea writes. (Ynet) ‘Mein Kampf’ returns: The impending release of a critical edition of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in German is a positive development, Peter Ross Range writes. (N.Y. Times) Romania revisited: Returning on a book tour to his family’s homeland, Andrew… More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Shuafat crime scene, Hollywood to rabbinate, faking Jewish

    Scene of the crime: Shuafat, the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood from which Mohammad Abu Khieder was abducted before being murdered, is a prosperous area where many residents enjoy good relations with Jews. (Washington Post) Bulldoze Jewish terrorists’ homes: Israel should deal with those responsible for murdering a Palestinian teen the same way it deals with Palestinian terrorists, Rabbi Daniel… More ▸

  • Netanyahu and Iraq

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the argument this past weekend that America’s military withdrawal from Iraq was premature and opened the door to the Islamist militants who are now sowing chaos there. The lesson he draws from this is that Israel needs to maintain a military presence in the West Bank for “a very… More ▸

  • Video Archive: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi talks to JTA and offers a bracha

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, pioneer and leading light of the Renewal stream of Judaism, died Thursday morning at the age of 89 in Boulder, Colo. He sat down with JTA in 2010 for this video interview: And then he offered our reporter a blessing: More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Chomsky on BDS, Niebuhrs for Israel, misleading on teens’ fate

    Misleading on teens’ fate: The Israeli government led the public to believe that the teens were alive when it had evidence to the contrary, Noam Sheizaf writes. (972 Magazine) Solidarity, sadness and then incivility: A community united in solidarity and then grief quickly became divided by politics, Andrew Silow-Carroll writes. (N.J. Jewish News) Another Niebuhr for Israel: Gustav Niebuhr, the… More ▸

  • JTA’s Ron Kampeas discusses murders of Israeli teens

    JTA’s Washington bureau chief, Ron Kampeas, appeared on the Newsmax TV to talk about the killings of three Israeli teens and what it means for Israelis and Palestinians. More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Risky hitchhiking habit, Jewish Nazi poster child, clan behind killings?

    Rallying around the families: The families of the three murdered teens elevated Israel with their response to the tragedy, David Horovitz writes. (Times of Israel) Clan behind the killings? Palestinian security forces are blaming the abduction of three Jewish teens on a Hamas-aligned clan that doesn’t always heed the terrorist group’s leaders. (Al-Monitor) A risky hitchhiking habit: The culture of… More ▸

  • Torah too R-rated for some Hasidim, so they edited it

    For some Hasidim, the Torah is too hot to handle. A recently published Bible study guide in use in a Hasidic village in suburban New York omits certain risque passages and entire passages of the Book of Genesis, according to Israeli scholar and blogger David Assaf of Tel Aviv University. The censored chumash, or Bible, was printed… More ▸