Today in History, May 25: 1873: Theodor Herzl’s Bar Mitzvah.

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Prison bars

Three Arabs Accused of Raping Mentally Disabled Jewish Girl on Camera

Police have arrested two Arabs and are hunting a third after they filmed themselves committing the horrific rape of a mentally disabled 20-year-old Jewish girl.

EgyptAir

Egypt Denies All Evidence of Explosion on Downed EgyptAir Flight

Authorities in Cairo claim all reports so far on the matter are false, in spite of investigators providing ample evidence of an explosion.

Warmonger or Humanitarian? Get To Know Avigdor Lieberman, Bibi’s Pick for Defense Minister

Israel’s onetime foreign minister and maybe-next defense minister is not quite the cartoon he’s made out to be.

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Pro-Israel Heavyweights Push Hard for a Two-State Solution

In a sudden sharp split with Israeli policy, a group of Jewish community leaders is pushing for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Crossroads

Just Ask: 3 Steps to Take Before Making Important Decisions

We have been given the awesome and monumental gift of free will - but how do we decide how to impact the world with our decisions?

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Jewplexed: Fuming Over Cremation

Those times when you get a letter offering you your very own free pre-paid cremation.

Suissa: Can French Comedian Gad Elmaleh Make America Laugh — in English?

Elmaleh, who’s a youthful 45, has made it to the top by performing in his first language — French.

Hatikvah

Jewplexed: Listening to 'Hatikvah' on Yom Ha’atzmaut

When your ear catches the national anthem of Israel, what do you really hear?

CATCH OF THE DAY

Israeli Startup Claims it Can Spot Terrorists

The Tel Aviv based startup says its facial profiling software can detect criminals, terrorists, pedophiles, and other deviants.

Features

EgyptAir

Egypt Denies All Evidence of Explosion on Downed EgyptAir Flight

Authorities in Cairo claim all reports so far on the matter are false, in spite of investigators providing ample evidence of an explosion.

Obama Netanyahu

Pro-Israel Heavyweights Push Hard for a Two-State Solution

In a sudden sharp split with Israeli policy, a group of Jewish community leaders is pushing for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

judaism

Is The UK Golf Scene Anti-Semitic?

A British media mogul has accused the UK’s golf scene of being “full” of anti-Semitism, saying a prominent club banned him because he is Jewish.

Op Solomon

From Ethiopia to Israel's Knesset

One Jew's incredible true story, revisited on the anniversary of Operation Solomon on May 24, 1991.

French Politician's Twitter: No Dogs and Jews Allowed

City prosecutors in southern France are investigating a local politician for his Twitter account, which was marked “forbidden to dogs and Jews” and featured tweets mocking and denying the Holocaust.

Amsterdam to Pay Jewish Community $11M for Holocaust Survivor Taxes

“Amsterdam has 5 million to 10 million euros in its coffers that it doesn’t want, and we have no right to it, so we want to give it back to the Jewish community to be used for important projects.”

Holidays

7 Quotes About Jerusalem

Beautiful words about the Holy City.

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Counting The Omer: First Crop or Last Straw?

The Omer period has several interesting angles...

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The Mystery of Lag B'Omer

Thirty-three days following the first day of Passover, Jews celebrate a "minor" holiday called Lag B'Omer, the thirty-third day of the Omer. It is an oasis of joy in the midst of the sad Sefirah period which is almost unnoticed by most contemporary Jews.

Jerusalem sky

A Sky Above Jerusalem

This. Is. Beautiful.

Soul Food, May 25

Eggs and oaths are easily broken. -Danish Proverb