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"An engaging spy series just bought by Apple TV does more than caricature Iran and the Mossad"

What’s So Great About the New Israeli Thriller ‘Tehran’?
by Raz Greenberg
August 6, 2020

The opening scenes of Tehran, the new thriller from the Israeli public broadcast corporation Kan 11, tell the story of two Israeli backpackers who decide to take a cheap flight from Jordan on their way to India, and find themselves in trouble when their plane must make an emergency stop in Iran. 59 more words

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The late Rabbi Steinsaltz, Israel Prize laureate and scholar "was credited with revolutionary translation and commentary of seminal Jewish texts”

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, who made the Talmud accessible, dies at 83
by Marissa Newman
August 7, 2020

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz, whose translation and groundbreaking commentary of the entire Babylonian Talmud and Bible has been lauded for making the ancient Jewish texts approachable, died Friday at the age of 83. 78 more words

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“His failure to acknowledge Israeli efforts at peace is coupled with a blindness toward the threats facing the Jewish state”

CCA Concerned by UN’s New Envoy To Monitor Antisemitism Miguel Moratinos
August 4, 2020

The StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism (CCA) was encouraged to learn that the United Nations has decided to appoint an envoy for the specific purpose of monitoring antisemitism. 78 more words

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The Munk Debates: #1 - Is Anti- Zionism Anti-Semitism?

Be it resolved, anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. GUESTS Bret Stephens Peter Beinart