Today in History, July 31: 2003: The Israeli Knesset enacted the Nationality and Entry Into Israel Law, prohibiting any residency or citizenship status to Palestinians who live in the territories and are married to Israeli citizens.


More Than 200 French Jews Arrive in Israel as New Immigrants

More than 20,000 French Jews have moved to Israel over the past five years... with a record of over 7,200 French Jews making aliyah in 2014.

Snake Fossil With 4 Legs Found

Scientists have long scoffed at the Biblical account of how the serpent in the Garden of Eden walked upright before being cursed, but a newly found 113-million-year-old fossil actually proves that snakes once had four legs.

Faigy Mayers Suicide is a Jewish Tragedy, Not Just an Orthodox One

Just two years after reflecting on the suicide death of one of her friends, Faigy Meyer leapt to her own death from a 20-story building in Manhattan.

Secular and Orthodox Israelis Almost Never Interact

80 percent of respondents said that Jewish-Israeli people only unify when confronted with war or tragedy.


Korach: Never Again!

Fighting and discord is such a severe sin that on the day of Korach's rebellion the Manna didn't fall, whereas on the day of the sin of the golden calf, which was presumably a greater sin, the Manna did fall because there was peace and unity among the people.



Britain Sees 53% Rise in anti-Semitic Incidents

There has been a huge increase in the number of anti-Semitic attacks in the UK.

romania flag

Romania Outlaws Holocaust Denial

Joining France and Germany, Romania criminalizes Holocaust denial; perpetrators will face up to three years in prison.


Korach: Jewish Sovereignty

Yet for all its difficulties and all its shortcomings, Israel is a State where Jews are masters of their own destiny and are not subjects of foreign rule.

Soul Food, July 31

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.-Michelle Obama