Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Sen. Al Franken will oppose David Friedman as Israel envoy

By MORDECAI SPECKTOR During an interview in his Washington Senate office on Monday, Sen. Al Franken told the Jewish World that he will vote against the confirmation of David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel. Franken said that Friedman, who testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visited his office recently. […]

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Jewish takeaways from Trump’s speech to Congress

By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress is getting rave reviews for the subdued, “presidential” style of his delivery, and positive feedback from the Jewish community for opening remarks denouncing anti-Semitic acts as examples of “hate and evil.” But there ensues the inevitable Trumpian conundrum: What […]

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Are you hip to cadur-reshet?

This women’s sport you’ve never heard of is taking Israel by storm By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) — Every week, thousands of women across Israel gather to play a sport almost no one outside the country has heard of. For that matter, few Israelis knew about catchball — or cadur-reshet in Hebrew — a […]