Jewish rapper Mac Miller found dead at 26

Rapper Mac Miller was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Friday, TMZ reported. The 26-year-old struggled with substance abuse for years, including during a high-profile relationship with pop star Ariana Grande. Be the first to know – According to TMZ, Miller was found by police at his home in California’s San Fernando Valley, and pronounced dead at the […]

German governor opens Israel office, refuses to ban Hezbollah, Iran trade

Armin Laschet, the powerful governor of the largest German state North , wrapped up a three-day visit to Israel on Thursday, with the opening of his state’s first trade and culture office in Israel, but he refused to outlaw Hezbollah and stop trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran. “No other land cultivates such continuous, close and friendly relations with […]

IDF investigates deaths of Palestinian teens shot in Friday Gaza protests

Israel’s Military will investigate the deaths of two Palestinian teens who were shot during The two teens were identified by the Palestinian Health Ministry as 17 year-old  Bilal Mustafa Khafaja and 16 year old Ahmad Abu Tyour from Rafah in the southern Strip. According to official Palestinian news agency WAFA, Khafaja was shot in the chest and killed by snipers […]

Russian lawmaker: N.Korea‘s leader confirmed readiness to visit Russia

MOSCOW – Kim Jong Un has confirmed his readiness to visit Russia, the RIA news agency quoted speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament Valentina Matvienko as saying after she met the North Korean leader in Pyongyang on Saturday. Kim "," Matvienko said after the meeting, which lasted for more than an hour. The timing and place of […]

Grave situation: The effort to save eastern Europe‘s heritage

LUBAVITCH, RUSSIA – Sergei Levashov comes out of his small wooden house shirtless in the summer heat. Down the street dozens of Chabad Hasidim are drinking shots of vodka to celebrate. They have come here to mark the fact that this village’s ancient Jewish cemetery has now been surrounded by a steel fence and a new wooden walkway ending in […]

Clashes between Kurds and Syrian army troops leave 18 dead

Clashes erupted on Saturday between US-backed Kurdish fighters and Syrian troops in the center of the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria that left at least 18 people killed, Kurdish forces said. Be the first to know – The fighting took place after a Syrian military convoy entered areas in the city which the ‘s internal security forces said were […]

Thoughts on Slihot: The joy of saying ‘I am sorry’

One of the most remarkable features of the Portuguese Spanish slihot penitential poems and prayers, besides the text, is the choice of melodies. The tunes are not like those of the edot hamizrah (the eastern Sephardi communities). They are much nicer, and surely, with due respect, much more beautiful than those of our Ashkenazi brothers. Be the first to know […]