Jewish World


Lag Ba'Omer
Israel Fire and Rescue Commissioner restricts Lag Ba'Omer bonfires due to extreme weather conditions

Only sites prepared by local authorities and approved by the Fire Services can be used for the holiday.

Avi Woolf | 23.05.24

"Defender of the Jewish People"

Who are you, Douglas Murray?

Paying respect to a man who defends Israel and the Jewish people non-stop at a time when antisemitism is reaching new heights. 

Idan Marash, JFeed News | 15.05.24

Israel

Israel has 9.9 million residents this coming Independence Day

Israel now has 9.9 million residents, 7 million of whom are Jews, a twelve-fold increase in population since the state was founded.

Yehuda Klein, JFeed Staff | 09.05.24

Europe, European Jewry, Antisemitism

President of Conference of European Rabbis: "The Jews are here to stay"

In the face of Palestinian protests against his receiving the Charlemagne Prize, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt said Hamas was "for the dire situation of the Palestinians."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 08.05.24

US-Israel Relations

Biden during Holocaust memorial: Others forget that Hamas slaughtered Israelis, I don't

In his speech at the Holocaust memorial ceremony, Biden said: "My commitment to Israel's security is cast as iron, even when we disagree, we continue to work together. We will not rest until we return all the hostages."

JFeed Staff | 07.05.24

Jewish History, Archaeology

Extensive scientific testing confirms more of the Bible's account of Jerusalem

Extensive carbon-14 dating tests reveal among other things that Jerusalem's wall to the west of the City of David was build by Uziyah, not Hezekiah.

JFeed Staff | 02.05.24

Poland, Antisemitism, Israel-Gaza War

Polish President condemns firebombing of Warsaw's main synagogue

Warsaw's main synagogue was firebombed last night by an unknown perpetrator. No-one was hurt and minimal damage was caused.

Avi Woolf | 01.05.24

Antisemitism in America

"Friends" Star: "Jews experiencing the worst attacks I have ever seen"

Actor David Schwimmer posted to Instagram about anti-Israeli demonstrations on US campuses: "If it had been any other minority group, the reaction would have been immediate."

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| Michal Yoskovich, Jfeed Staff | 25.04.24

Germany, Antisemitism

DW: German police offer €5,000 for tips on arson attack on Jewish synagogue in Oldenburg

The attack caused minor damage before the fire was put out, but the perpetrator is still on the loose.

Avi Woolf | 11.04.24

US Jewry, Antisemitism

Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, UVA all get ADL failing grade on handling antisemitism

The ADL has issued a user-friendly "report card" to alert interested parties, including prospective students and their parents, regarding which American universities are making Jews feel safe on campus - and which fail to do so.

Avi Woolf | 11.04.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: Unification - Slowly but Surely: The Yachad Shivtei Yisrael Siddur

How multiculturalism is paradoxically allowing for the kind of unification of Jewish prayer that was tried - and failed - before.

Reuven Gafni | 05.04.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: Preserving the “Kanis Bayt al-Usta”: Rabbi Yosef Tzuberi and the Knesset Hagdolah Siddur

How an ancient Yemenite synagogue and local custom was preserved in all its greatness and variety in a siddur.

Reuven Gafni | 29.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Antisemitism

Watch: UNC Chapel Hill student caught washing away hostage names written in chalk

The video, posted on X/Twitter by StopAntisemitism, is yet another example of efforts by American university students and sometimes even employees to deface efforts at raising awareness of the hostages' plight.

Avi Woolf | 26.03.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: Impeccably Precise: The Ish Matzliach Siddur

The story of a siddur meant to be as accurate as possible - which led to fierce disputes about its accuracy.

Reuven Gafni | 22.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Antisemitism

One of the oldest NYC yeshivas, once led by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, vandalized by pro-Palestinians

StopAntisemitism reported the incident on X/Twitter.

Avi Woolf | 22.03.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: A State Prays for Itself: The Israel Defense Forces Siddur, 1952

In this week's column, we discuss a lesser-known part of Rabbi Goren's religious revolution as the first Chief Rabbi of the IDF: the IDF siddur.

Reuven Gafni | 15.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages

Hostage Families Forum: "Come to the biggest saying of Shema in history"

The Hostage Families Forum announced a mass saying of Shema at the Western Wall, calling on everyone to set aside their differences: "unite around the common denominator."

Eliyahu Luksenberg, JFeed | 13.03.24

Shabbat Lighting Times

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times for Parshat Vayakhel

Parshat Vayakhel deals with the building of the Mishkan and related commandments.

JFeed Staff | 08.03.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: A Yemenite-Socialist Nusach: Yisrael Kessar, the Histadrut, and the Tefilat Shivtei Yisrael siddur

The story of a "red" siddur, in color and politics, which briefly appeared and disappeared as the socialist era in Israel came to an end.

Reuven Gafni | 08.03.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: Just before Rabbi Ovadyah's revolution: the Rinat Yisrael “for Sefardim and Edot Hamizrach”

How and why the revolution brought about by the state-backed Rinat Yisrael siddur was marginalized by the grassroots revolution of Mizrahi Jewry.

Reuven Gafni | 01.03.24