Personally, I love the idea of universal health care… But I have been accused of being a socialist. Is that really a bad thing? Why is socialism still a dirty word in America?
Six picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan., stood outside the Cooperman Jewish Community Center on Northfield Avenue in West Orange last Tuesday. The Westboro group, which is opposed to gays, Jews, the US army, and President Obama, spent 30 minutes in West Orange on its two-day tour of New Jersey, which [...]
On Monday October 12, 2009, I was confronted with the question, “Do you really want to be here?” The question, asked by one of my peers, was so relevant to all aspects of my current life. The school year begun, and classes as usual began to intensify before my classmates and I shook off the [...]
Throughout the campaign Barack Obama argued that a vote for John McCain was a vote for a Bush third term and thus he stood for something different. In many ways this stance was legitimate, since becoming president, Obama has campaigned for universal health care, cap and trade, and a foreign policy based on direct diplomacy, [...]
Ada E. Yonath shares the prize for chemistry
Video and full transcript of Israel’s captive soldier.
Read Netanyahu’s talk to the United Nations.
A new film examines tensions over religion and state in the Jewish homeland. See the trailer.
An article about the Jewish student boom in the Sunshine State.
For post-college Birthright alumni, a training program in advocacy.
If you’d like to be published in the Oct. 1 issue of NU, our submission deadline is Sept. 14.
Some professors have objections — or is it just a double standard when it comes to Israel?
Israel advocacy for college campuses that don’t have a Hillel.
A new Facebook tool offers positive facts about Israel.
The Jewish Agency launches a ‘warts and all’ Web site on Israel and Jewish identity.
Reform Judaism magazine has tips for the college bound.
Two articles show the other side of a “war-torn land.”
A star of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” raps about his bar mitzvah and strong Jewish identity.
Two new pro-Israel web sites have been redesigned, and one new organization launched on line.
Rabbi Ben Kaminer has “Seven reasons you are a Zionist and didn’t know it.”
Want to own the “SuperJew” t-shirt worn by Seth Rogen in the new movie Funny People and help a good cause? Web sit VeriMeri is selling the T and will donate a percentage of sales to Temple Israel Day School of Hollywood and Jewish World Watch, a human rights monitoring group founded by famed Conservative rabbi Harold Schulweis. [...]
Israel is known for its high-tech innovations, but sometimes its low-tech solutions benefit the world. In this case, circumcision is a powerful tool in the fight against AIDS, and, according to ISRAEL21c, Israeli doctors are training African doctors how to perform circumcisions: In a historic first, three doctors from the Muslim community in Senegal came [...]
Leonard Cohen was a major songwriter in the ’60s, and younger people probably know him best for the song “Hallelujah,” which was featured in the original Shrek movie. Cohen is on tour, and he is making a stop in Israel, at Ramat Gan Stadium on September 24. According to the blog Israelity, he is going [...]
Newsweek magazine has obtained The Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary, a guide, written by political consultant Frank Luntz, which will “will provide you with many specific words and phrases to help you communicate effectively in support of Israel.” The “dictionary” offers 25 rules for effective communication, including this one: 5) Don’t pretend that Israel [...]
Yesterday, I arrived home from Durango, Colorado, where I spent two weeks on the PanimWorks Southwest trip. The trip was run by Panim, a young leader’s organization that runs trips and programming for Jewish teens across America. Paired with an outdoor adventure company called DeerHill, the Panim program took 18 other Jewish teens and myself [...]
July 12 marks the third anniversary of the Second Lebanon War. To mark the occasion, The Israel Project is offering a “press kit” of documents and arguments about the war’s justifications and today’s threats to Israel.
How cool is this, sports fans? Triple Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak will skip the upcoming World Swimming Championships and instead compete in Israel’s Maccabiah Games in tribute to his Jewish heritage. Opening ceremonies for the 18th Maccabiah Games are July 13
Thinking about aliyah but headed off to college? The Jewish Agency for Israel is seeking candidates for its new “Campus Aliyah Fellowship.” Campus Aliyah Fellows will form “pre-Aliyah communities” and “lead a social and support network for Jewish students interested in exploring the possibility of moving to Israel.” JAFI is focusingon big Jewy universities, such [...]
Enjoy a video, narrated by Billy Crystal, about The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s research in sustainable agriculture and environmental sciences, work designed to alleviate world hunger and protect the environment. American Friends of Hebrew University won a “Silver Telly Award” for the video.
On Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC James Wenneker von Brunn, an 88 year old, anti-semitic, ex-naval serviceman, was charged with murder in the shooting death of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. After the shooting, he was taken to the hospital for his [...]