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#MOTEK's Tune of the Day: Tomorrow by Aviv Geffen

Happy Hump Day! Here’s a beat to get you through the day.


Today Israel belonged to its Moroccans and not its Persians (anymore)

Last night and today the festival of Mimounah was celebrated in Israel.

This festival belongs to Morocco’s Jewish community, which started celebrating it in the 18th century. 297 more words

Israelsplaining Redux

I’ve written a bit before about the Israeli government’s new initiative to…well, fix? save? something?…diaspora Judaism. Now this appears in The Forward as a puff piece for the new project. 629 more words


Female Rabbi, chaplain with 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Army Capt. Heather Borshof expects the questions.

“What’s that on your uniform?” passers-by ask the chaplain for the Fort Bragg-based 330th Movement Control Battalion. 440 more words


Ghosts of Babi Yar

Ghosts of Babi Yar

Mark Davis, MD


Anti-semitism has reared its ugly face once more in the Ukraine. Donetsk, a city in the eastern section of the country, has become immersed in a World-wide controversy. 425 more words

Former KKK Leader Who Killed 3 People at Kansas Jewish Centers Could Face Death Penalty

The white supremacist who killed three people outside Jewish community facilities in Kansas on Sunday has been charged with murder, the New York Times reports


Theodor Herzl (1860-1904)

  • Full Name: Theodor Herzl, born as Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl
  • Profession:
  • Nationality: Austro-Hungarian
  • Relevance to Palestine: Considered the father of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl founded the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland which later became the World Zionist Organization.
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