Today in History, June 30: 1838: The Swedish government abolished discrimination against Jews.


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Netanyahu's Hospital Ride is a Pita Truck

The Israeli Prime Minister was smuggled into medical appointments on more than one occasion, with the help of a pita truck and a pest control vehicle.

Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Spike in NYC

27% increase in anti-Semitic crimes in the Big Apple as of June 2015 as hate crimes in general become more frequent.

Erdogan Planning Turkish Invasion of Syria?

Turkish President chairs top security meeting amid speculations that he's planning a military intervention in Syria.

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"Israeli Government Has No Credit Exposure to Greece"

Experts warn that Greece's bankruptcy will have consequences for the global economy, and is liable to harm Israeli exports indirectly, while increasing the risk in global markets.


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Jewplexed: The Jewish Stars of the Stars and Bars

As Jewish Americans, you would think we could quickly say "not our flag" regarding the Confederate flag - but for some of us it was and still is.

Michael Oren's Ally

Avrech: A Look Inside "Ally"

As bad as things looked between Obama and the Israelis from the outside, it was even more poisonous on the inside, according to Michael Oren's new book about the American-Israeli divide.

Do Palestinians really exist?

Avrech: What is Palestine? Who Are The Palestinians?

Guess who said that the Palestinian people do not exist?

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Jewplexed: Put a Jewish Woman on the Ten

Move over dead presidents, America will soon have a woman in their billfolds. Could that woman be Jewish?


ISIS Executed More than 3,000 People in One Year in Syria

Among those executed are 1,787 civilians, including 74 children.

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His Father Was Lynched in Ramallah: Today He Protects Israel

Roey Avrahami was just five when his father was lynched on live television in Ramallah - but his memory stayed with him for life.



Mayor of Paris Announces Building of $11 Million Jewish Cultural Institution

“I want to convey a different message to France and its Jews: We determine our own future.”

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Jewish Groups Celebrate Legalization of Gay Marriage Nationwide

Thirteen Jewish groups, among them organizations representing the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative streams, were among the 25 joining the amicus brief the ADL filed in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Nazi Death Camp for the First Time

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made her first trip to a former Nazi death camp Friday, visiting Bergen-Belsen just over 70 years after it was liberated by British forces.

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Rabbinic Call: Marriage Annuled after Groom Turns Out to be Transgender

The Jerusalem Rabbinate decided to nullify a marriage it had performed, when it became clear that the groom was actually a transgender man.


14 great quotes about israel from US presidents

15 Things American Presidents Had to Say About Israel & The Jews

Here are 15 memorable quotes from American Presidents about Israel and the Jews.

pre and post tisha bav recipes

Pre And Post Tisha B'Av Recipes

When my father would sit down to the Seudas Hamafsekes, the final meal before the fast, he would dip his egg into ashes, and with tears streaming down his face, he would force himself to eat.

Tisha B'Av Tips on Safe Fasting

The fast of Tisha B'Av, is the day of lamentations marking the anniversaries of the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

Soul Food, June 30

Life is too short for long-term grudges.- Elon Musk