Today in History, May 24: 1991 – Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

HEADLINE NEWS

Knife

Stabbing Attempt Thwarted North of Jerusalem

An Arab terrorist attempted to stab Border Police at the Ras Bidu checkpoint Monday.

Iranian military

Iranian Official: 'We Can Destroy Israel in Less than Eight Minutes'

A senior Iranian military commander has threatened to "raze the Zionist regime" after Khamenei called to continue building the country's missile arsenal.

German beer hall

A Jewish Day Camp in a German Beer Hall?

Well this sure doesn't sound like any Jewish day camp we went to...

UN’s Cold Shoulder to Cold-Blooded Murder

In the presence of Natan Meir and his daughter, Israel’s UN ambassador’s call for his Palestinian counterpart to condemn his wife’s murder was met with silence.

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Crossroads

Just Ask: 3 Steps to Take Before Making Important Decisions

We have been given the awesome and monumental gift of free will - but how do we decide how to impact the world with our decisions?

Squirrel urn

Jewplexed: Fuming Over Cremation

Those times when you get a letter offering you your very own free pre-paid cremation.

Suissa: Can French Comedian Gad Elmaleh Make America Laugh — in English?

Elmaleh, who’s a youthful 45, has made it to the top by performing in his first language — French.

Hatikvah

Jewplexed: Listening to 'Hatikvah' on Yom Ha’atzmaut

When your ear catches the national anthem of Israel, what do you really hear?

CATCH OF THE DAY

Efron & Rogen

Zac Efron: 'Seth Rogen Used to Hate Me'

Before there was 'Neighbors,' there was a weird Hollywood party and a super awkward first conversation between two future Jewish co-stars.

Features

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's Forgotten Pro-Israel Song

“Neighborhood Bully” is a rare declaration of full-throated Israel support by a mainstream American rocker.  

Adam Sandler

5 Adam Sandler Quotes That Will Make You Go 'Awww!'

If you didn't think this Jewish comedian could pull at your heartstrings with them best of 'em, think again.

judaism

“Smelly Jews” and Harvard

The student’s offensive remark was not only anti-Semitic, it violated the sanctity of all human beings.

Autistic Soldiers in Israeli Defense Forces

Welcome to Unit 9900 where special soldiers provide extra security for the IDF.

UK Labour Member Suspended for Column on Muslim Anti-Semitism

In his column, Rod Liddle, associate editor of The Spectator, remarked on the virulent anti-Semitic sentiments held by many Muslim Labour members.

UK Archbishop Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

"It is a deep shame that [anti-Semitism] is everywhere… it’s deeply embedded in so much of our culture in this country, as is racism.”

Holidays

7 Quotes About Jerusalem

Beautiful words about the Holy City.

wheat sheaf omer

Counting The Omer: First Crop or Last Straw?

The Omer period has several interesting angles...

Lag Baomer

The Mystery of Lag B'Omer

Thirty-three days following the first day of Passover, Jews celebrate a "minor" holiday called Lag B'Omer, the thirty-third day of the Omer. It is an oasis of joy in the midst of the sad Sefirah period which is almost unnoticed by most contemporary Jews.

Jerusalem sky

A Sky Above Jerusalem

This. Is. Beautiful.

Soul Food, May 24

Promises are like babies: easy to make, hard to deliver. -Author Unknown