Archives for August 2019
Immigration to Israel up Nearly 30 Percent Thanks to Russians
Aliyah from Russia rose by 72 percent to 7,884 arrivals this year. The number of Ukrainian Jews making aliyah was likewise up.
Pittsburgh Rabbi Opposes Death Penalty for Shooter
Don’t seek the death penalty for the Pittsburgh synagogue gunman. That’s the message from Rabbi Jonathan Pearlman.
Hungary’s Population Has High Rate of Ashkenazi Genes
Testing revealed that more than 7.5 percent of 4,981 people tested in Hungary had more than 25 percent Jewish Ashkenazi genes.
From Allspice to Za’atar: Yaniv Cohen’s ‘My Spiced Kitchen’
Cohen credits two spices with the ability to instantly transport him back home to Israel: za'atar and cumin. Not to mention the delicious healing properties of turmeric.
The Miss Universe Pageant Could Be Coming to Israel Soon
Representatives of the Miss Universe Organization have met with Israeli producers in New York and have secretly visited Israel to look into staging a pageant there.
Ramah Camp Denies It Removed Counselor for Her Views on Israel
Ramah in the Rockies, as a policy, does not allow staff members to discuss their own political beliefs regarding Israel or any other country.