Today in History, June 29: 1942: A 13-year-old girl in Amsterdam who would gain fame as Anne Frank wrote in the diary which she had received as a birthday present only eight days before: "I want to write, but, more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart."


British Agency Fears for Future of Kosher Slaughter After Brexit

As if last week's Brexit vote hadn't already caused enough global uncertainty, Shechitah officials are worried about losing the EU's protections of kosher slaughter in the UK.

6 Things to Know About Jewish Cleveland

LeBron James is not Jewish, but we love him anyway.

73-Year-Old Jewish Woman Struck by Rock from Palestinian Rioters at Western Wall

The woman was praying at the Kotel when a rock thrown by rioters at the Temple Mount struck her head.

'There is No Future for the Jews in France'

Natan Sharansky, of the Jewish Agency for Israel, claims that Arab immigration and anti-Semitism will not allow Jews to have a future in France.


Shelach: The Fear of Freedom

The episode of the spies has rightly puzzled commentators throughout the centuries. How could they have got it so wrong? The land, they said, was as Moses had promised.


University of York

UK University Compensates Student for Anti-Semitic Abuse

Zachary Confino, law student at the University of York, suffered slander and abuse from fellow students who "seem to think Jews are fair game.”

ADL Blasts Abbas for Rekindling Anti-Semitic Stereotypes

“It is unconscionable that a foreign leader proudly states a blood libel in the European Parliament and he receives a standing ovation.”


Shelach: The Land Of Israel, Our Land

The sin of the spies was that they were not prepared to go forward. They lacked the inner conviction that the land indeed was theirs.

Soul Food, June 29

"Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts." - Paramahansa Yogananda