Today in History, May 25: 1873: Theodor Herzl’s Bar Mitzvah.

HEADLINE NEWS

Obama Netanyahu

Pro-Israel Heavyweights Push Hard for a Two-State Solution

In a sudden sharp split with Israeli policy, a group of Jewish community leaders is pushing for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sahar Elbaz

Lone Soldier Honored for Single-Handedly Killing Four Terrorists

Staff Sergeant Sahar Elbaz made Aliyah from the U.S. in 2012; two years later, he found himself surrounded by terrorists in Gaza.

Syria bombing

Over 100 Dead After Shocking Wave of Explosions Rips Through Syria

Seven bombs targeted the Syrian regime strongholds of Tartus and Jableh, leaving at least 100 people dead in the attack claimed by ISIS.

Trump & Kim Jong-un

North Korea Rejects Trump's Proposal to Meet Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s Ambassador to the UN says Trump's proposal to meet the North Korean leader is "propaganda."

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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

Disney Might Feature it's First Gay Princess

Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in 'Frozen,' is showing her support for a gay Disney princess. 

Features

Obama Netanyahu

Pro-Israel Heavyweights Push Hard for a Two-State Solution

In a sudden sharp split with Israeli policy, a group of Jewish community leaders is pushing for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Syria bombing

Over 100 Dead After Shocking Wave of Explosions Rips Through Syria

Seven bombs targeted the Syrian regime strongholds of Tartus and Jableh, leaving at least 100 people dead in the attack claimed by ISIS.

judaism

Op Solomon

From Ethiopia to Israel's Knesset

One Jew's incredible true story, revisited on the anniversary of Operation Solomon on May 24, 1991.

French Politician's Twitter: No Dogs and Jews Allowed

City prosecutors in southern France are investigating a local politician for his Twitter account, which was marked “forbidden to dogs and Jews” and featured tweets mocking and denying the Holocaust.

Amsterdam to Pay Jewish Community $11M for Holocaust Survivor Taxes

“Amsterdam has 5 million to 10 million euros in its coffers that it doesn’t want, and we have no right to it, so we want to give it back to the Jewish community to be used for important projects.”

“Smelly Jews” and Harvard

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

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 25

Eggs and oaths are easily broken. -Danish Proverb