Today in History, May 4: 1910: According to some sources this was the date on which Tel Aviv was founded. The confusion stems from the fact that the land company to purchase the acreage for Tel Aviv was formed in 1909.

HEADLINE NEWS

Ted Cruz Drops Out of Presidential Race

On Tuesday evening Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race after being defeated by Donald Trump in Indiana.

Jewish Israeli Sentenced to Life + 20 Years for Revenge Murder of Palestinian Teen

The court also ordered Ben-David to pay the Palestinian teen’s family $39,000 in damages. Israel does not have a death penalty.

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IDF Goes to War Against its Own Soldier

Knesset members are outraged over reports that the IDF hired a top private lawyer to prosecute a soldier for shooting a neutralized terrorist.

ISIS Published Hit List of 3,600 New Yorkers

The FBI has reached out to targets on the list, but is not taking the threats particularly seriously.

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IfNotNow activists

Suissa: Today's Peaceniks Live with 60s Envy

What noble mission has aroused such certainty and passion in the activists protesting Israel's presence in the West Bank?

Passover

Jewplexed: The Unleavened Road to Freedom Has Cracks

With the seder plate put away, the table flowers wilting, and the house guests flown home...what's next?

Women at the beach

Just Ask: The Fundamental Principle of Association

The people you surround yourself have a profound impact on your life - when was the last time you questioned those relationships?

Jewplexed - This Passover: Limas, Garbanzos, and Corn, Oh My!

Does the joy of this year’s Passover amount to a nothing more than a hill of beans?

CATCH OF THE DAY

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9 Great Quotes From Golda Meir

In honor of her birthday, nine of our favorite quotes from Golda Meir, one of our most beloved leaders.

Features

Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres Discusses His Grandfather's Death in the Holocaust

"My grandfather went at the head of the group, wrapped in his tallit, straight to the synagogue that was set on fire by the Nazis."

Saudis Warn United States against New 9/11 Law

The law in question would remove immunity from governments when the act of terror “kills an American on American soil.”

judaism

Born in Auschwitz

A woman's miraculous birth in the death camp of Auschwitz.

Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres Discusses His Grandfather's Death in the Holocaust

"My grandfather went at the head of the group, wrapped in his tallit, straight to the synagogue that was set on fire by the Nazis."

Labour Councilor Defends Hitler Tweet: 'It's Because I'm Muslim'

Suspended Labour councilor Shah Hussain says he's being picked on for being Muslim and denies that comparing Israelis to Hitler is anti-Semitic.

Holidays

Dachau

Miraculous Rescues of the Holocaust

Any survivor has at least one miracle story. My father has several.

50 Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Bar/Bat Mitzvahs at the Kotel

The ceremony "symbolizes revenge against the Nazi oppressors, in the form of a return to Jewish tradition and proof that 'it is never too late.'"

Two Babies Born on a Holocaust Refugee Ship Meet After 76 Years

Two babies were born on a Holocaust-refugee ship in dire conditions; 76 years later in Israel, they finally met.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day, Jewish Style

How can we benefit from using Mother's Day? By treating it like a pseudo-Jewish holiday.

Soul Food, May 4

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” -Elie Wiesel