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Sandro Rosell
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Special Features

Jewish leader Natan Sharansky said that that attitude of Russian President Vladmir Putin (above) toward Russian Jews has been very consistent in making sure that there is no official policy of government anti-Semitism, and that those Jews who want to both develop their own communities and connect with Jews in Israel and elsewhere abroad can freely do it. However, that doesnt mean the state of Israel & doesnt have other points of deep disappointments or disagreements with the policy of Putin in general.In what is considered by many to be the second major Jewish exodus (following the story of Passover), about 2 million Jews left the Soviet Union just before and after its collapse, settling primarily in the United States, Germany and Israel.

Moving earlier was Natan Sharansky, a former Soviet prisoner and refusenik who made aliyah in 1986 and is now chairman of the executive at the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Sharansky said in an interview with JointMedia News Service that for emigrants, leaving the Soviet Union was about the survival of “our Jewishness.” Specifically, the Russian aliyah to Israel brought “additional energy” to the country, he said.

Of course, there were also those who chose to stay in what is now the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Today about 1 million

The new Torah scroll is a first for Jews in Seoul.The dedication of a new Torah scroll is always a cause for celebration. But for the small yet proud Jewish community in South Korea, just such a dedication Sunday meant so much more. Not only did it cap the community’s recent unprecedented growth, it welcomed what for Jews elsewhere in the world is almost a given: a Torah scroll of their own.

Often a Torah scroll – which typically costs in excess of $10,000 and can cost as much as $30,000 – is donated by generous individuals in honor or in

Students at AIPAC Policy Conference 2012 enjoy student fair in AIPAC Village. Left to right: Alexandra Lobel, Jonathan Deluty, Jordan Anhalt, Chana Miller. (Photo credit: Chana Miller)Show Support at AIPAC 2012

“Every time I come to AIPAC, I’m especially impressed to see so many young people here,” were the words of President Obama in his address to the over 13,000 attendees at this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference 2012.” He was greatly impressed by the students from all over the country who are making their voices heard and engaging deeply in our Democratic debate. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel also acknowledged the students’ support and presence at AIPAC

Joseph Sassoon, a native of Baghdad and a seasoned commentator on Arab affairs, is an adjunct professor of Middle East studies at Georgetown University and a former public scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

He has published extensively on Iraqi history and politics, and is the author of Economic Policy in Iraq, 1932–1950 (1987) and The Iraqi Refugees: The New Crisis in the Middle East (2009). In late January, Sassoon spoke to the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia

Prominent conservative media personality and outspoken Zionist Glenn Beck captivates attendees at the inaugural Gush Katif Museum Dinner, held in Brooklyn, NY, on February 22.  (Photo credit: Jason Jacobs)Inaugural Dinner Event Held in Brooklyn

The Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem held a high-profile fundraising event in the Razag Ballroom in Brooklyn on Wednesday, February 22, that featured several prominent religious and political figures who collectively spoke about Israel and the perilous situation confronting the Jewish state today.

Glenn Beck, the renowned radio host and political pundit, and John Bolton, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations, were among the notable