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  • Story about Truman and the creation of Israel is apocryphal

    Story about Truman and the creation of Israel is apocryphal
    Commentator G. Jefferson Price revives the old canard that President Harry S. Truman supported the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 solely in order to woo Jewish voters ("The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day,"...
  • Local Israeli-American students participate in conference

    Local Israeli-American students participate in conference
    Israeli-American college students from 33 campuses across North America recently gathered in Los Angeles for the inaugural Israeli American Council Mishelanu National Conference. IAC Mishelanu is a national campus-based program intended to strengthen...
  • President of Israeli university visits South Florida

    President of Israeli university visits South Florida
    The president of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel recently visited South Florida. During his visit, Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz lectured on Torah and Science at Young Israel of Hollywood and met with local leaders. "I always feel very...
  • JNF hires director, hosts event

    JNF hires director, hosts event
    Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Winter Connection Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, with special guest speaker Rebecca Shimoni-Stoil, Washington correspondent for the Times of Israel. JNF's Winter...
  • THE EVENT celebrates community

    THE EVENT celebrates community
    Actor/comedian Larry Miller (one of the most recognizable faces in show business) entertained a crowd of more than 600 people — sharing his humorous take on life, as well as his own life story and Jewish values — at the Jewish Federation of...
  • President Obama at the prayer breakfast

    President Obama at the prayer breakfast
    Earlier this month at a Washington prayer breakfast President Obama attempted to put the current distortion of Islam by forces such as ISIS into perspective. With a good dose of Christian humility he commented: "During the Crusades and the Inquisition,...
  • Politics over heritage

    Politics over heritage
    Regarding your story about Israel's prime minister speaking before Congress, I am shocked at the small but growing number of Democrats in Congress who say they will not attend Benjamin Netanyahu's speech next month about Iran's nuclear program. It is...
  • Blair calls for 'new approach' on visit to Gaza Strip

    International Mideast envoy Tony Blair said Sunday the world has forsaken the Gaza Strip and called for a new approach to lifting up the war-battered territory. On a visit to Gaza, the former British prime minister visited Palestinian families still...
  • A look at the victims of the shooting attacks in Copenhagen

    One was a security guard, gunned down while protecting a bat mitzvah near Copenhagen's main synagogue. The other was a documentary filmmaker slain at a seminar on art and freedom of expression. This is how friends and colleagues remembered the two men...
  • Examining the Bible as a work of literature

    What is the Bible? Is it a narrative? A history? A manual for life? "There are several different ways to approach the Bible," said the Rev. Chris McAlilly, pastor of Oxford University United Methodist Church. "A person's expectations have a lot to do...
  • Ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres, 91, thinks he'll see peace in his lifetime

    Ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres, 91, thinks he'll see peace in his lifetime
    These are uneasy times in Israel. Tension between Israelis and Palestinians has escalated since the collapse of American-brokered peace talks last year. Thousands of foreign fighters, some of them reportedly Israeli Arabs, have poured into neighboring...