Today in History, February 9: 1879: It was reported today that modern day London and its suburbs cover an area of 700 square miles with a population that includes more Jews than are found in all of Palestine.

HEADLINE NEWS

IMI

Israel Military Industries Develops New Coastal Defense Missile System

Israel Military System's new system can fire missiles with high precision up to 150 kilometers out to sea.

Arab Knesset Members Suspended for Visiting Terrorists' Families

Knesset members will be suspended due to their visit to terrorists' families.

Muslim Waqf Opposes Western Wall Compromise

The Waqf, the Islamic trust that oversees the Temple Mount, says it opposes an expanded egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wall.

Ban Ki-Moon Gets Booed at NY Synagogue

Ban Ki-Moon was met with 'booing' audience members at a synagogue in New York.

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Ruth Wisse

Avrech: Professor Ruth Wisse Explains the Worst Case Scenario

A conversation about the liberal atmosphere in Hollywood, Cambridge, and Washington.

gigi

Playing With Matches: Exception to the Rule

You know the totally deluded, helplessly pathetic lead in He's Just Not That Into You who continually goes after guys that are very clearly not into her? I am her.

Avrech: Finland Teaches Women How to Get Raped

State TV in Finland teaches women how to get raped by Muslim invaders.

Avrech: IslamoNazis Murder Another Jewish Woman

Three terrorists committed a combined stabbing and shooting attack Wednesday afternoon at Jerusalem’s Damascus gate, wounding two female Border Police officers and a young man.

CATCH OF THE DAY

Coen Bros

The Coen Brothers Respond to #OscarsSoWhite

The controversy about the Oscars' inherent racism has the entire Hollywood community riled up - but Joel and Ethan Coen stand by their work.

Features

Gilmore Girls: Seven Great Jewish Moments

Think the iconic show is void of Jewish influence? Think again!

bibi obama

Netanyahu May Refuse Military Aid Deal with U.S.

American officials tell Netanyahu he won't get a better military aid package from Obama's successor.

judaism

5 Fascinating Facts about Jews in India

India’s Jewish community is thousands of years old and has profoundly impacted the country's culture.

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Violent Anti-Semitism Among Dutch Schoolchildren

Anti-Semitism is a persistent problem in some Dutch schools and especially among Muslim pupils, according to a new government-commissioned report on discrimination in education.

Former Nazi, 93, is Third Auschwitz Guard to Face Trial This Year

Three relatives of people murdered at Auschwitz are co-plaintiffs in the case.

Holocaust Survivors Sue Hungary for Mass Transport of Jews

The lawsuit accuses the two defendants of cooperating to deport over 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust from Hungary and freezing their assets.

Holidays

kosher options for valentine's day

Some Kosher Options For Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day, for a people tasked in the Bible with being fruitful and multiplying, what goods are good for the Jews?

Holocaust Memorial Day: The Brides of Bergen-Belsen

These were the postwar weddings, the bittersweet marriage celebrations of thousands of men and women who had experienced the horrors of the Holocaust.

Inside the Nuremberg Mind

As a young German Jewish soldier, Howard Triest witnessed unusual intimate encounters with evil.

A Nazi in the Family

Three years ago I discovered that my grandfather was a member of the SS and arrested for crimes against humanity.

Soul Food, February 9

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf