Today in History, June 27: 1944: Almost one half million Jews have been sent to Auschwitz since May 15, 1944.

HEADLINE NEWS

At Least 5 Stabbed at Sacramento Neo-Nazi Rally

The riot broke out when 150 anarchists and “anti-fascist” protesters arrived to counter the rally.

Fallujah

ISIS Defeated as Iraqi Forces Retake Fallujah

Iraq's military claims victory in the battle-worn city of Fallujah after more than two years of ISIS control, which has turned 85,000 civilians into refugees.

Netanyahu/Erdogan

Turkey-Israel Settlement Reached

The agreement ends six years of political tensions, with Turkey pledging to aid in the recovery of soldiers killed in action and captives held by Hamas.

Solar-Powered Drive-in Movie Complex In Aqaba, Jordan

This sleepy Jordanian town on the Red Sea will soon boast a new entertainment complex featuring a drive-in movie theater powered by solar energy.

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Rain Room

Jewplexed: The Rain Room - Testing the Waters

Exploring the Biblical side of the Rain Room, "an environment of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process."

Sixth graders

WTF: Sixth Graders Receive Porn instead of Graduation DVD

A group of Israeli sixth graders were shocked when the DVDs they received for graduation turned out to be rather more adult-themed than they had expected.

Trump

Suissa: Republicans Must Dump Trump

When a narcissist starts to win, all his narcissism breaks loose. He goes from being drunk on his greatness to being totally plastered. This is what is happening to Donald Trump.

LA riots

Avrech: Jew Without a Gun

During the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours, unarmed and helpless save for our wits.

Features

Hoocaust

A Holocaust Love Story

The story of a man whose bravery kept him alive and brought him to his bride.

netanyahu's words to cameron after brexit vote eu

Netanyahu: Cameron is a True Friend of Israel

“I have great appreciation for Prime Minister David Cameron, a respected leader and a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said in a statement.

judaism

Hoocaust

A Holocaust Love Story

The story of a man whose bravery kept him alive and brought him to his bride.

Helen Mirren Stands Up For Israel, Slams BDS Movement

Even though Mirren is not Jewish, she is not afraid to voice her criticism of the boycott movement and to stand strong with the Israeli people. 

ADL Blasts Abbas for Rekindling Anti-Semitic Stereotypes

“It is unconscionable that a foreign leader proudly states a blood libel in the European Parliament and he receives a standing ovation.”

Jamaican Jews

Jews of Jamaica

Jamaica, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, has a fascinating Jewish history going back centuries.

Holidays

Ramadan

Jews and Muslims Come Together During Ramadan

An initiative called Ramadan Nights brings Jews and Muslims together to promote peace in the Middle East.

WATCH: Israelis and Indians Celebrate International Yoga Day

The Indian Embassy arranged a day filled with yoga, meditation, and dancing for those who enjoy the centuries old practice.

WATCH: Israel Celebrates New Immigrants With 'Aliyah Day'

The implementation of the holiday will be the first time that Israel will show appreciation for new olim (immigrants)

WATCH: Parsha Naso With Rabbi Dov Lipman

Be prepared this Shabbat by learning about this week's parsha!

Soul Food, June 27

"You’re the kind of experience most people wait lifetimes for."
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