Why Would UW HILLEL & Birthright Assist an Anti-Israel Organization?

Jewish Voice for Peace; an organization that demonizes the Jewish state, has again been offered the warm embrace and welcome of UW Hillel and their JConnect young adult wing at their upcoming Young Leaders Town Hall conference.… Continue reading

Why don’t we respond like they mean it?

How should we respond to the most  offensive, odious attacks on our very humanity? Things that we never dreamed of seeing in our lifetime are now almost commonplace, Jews are being murdered in… Continue reading

THREE GENERATIONS UNCOVER THEIR JEWISH SOUTHERN ROOTS. PART 5: SELMA

The Owen family, Ruben, his two sons Jacob and Rabbi Benjy and grandson Jeffrey pondered the sacred ground where they stood. On Thursday, March 25th, 1965, some fifty years earlier on that same… Continue reading

ADL Condemns J Street for “Inflammatory and Repugnant” Campaign

The Anti-Defamation League today condemned J Street for what it called an “inflammatory and repugnant” campaign against the Israeli Prime Minister. Responding to J Street’s current full on,  public assault against the Israeli government and its Prime Minister,  the… Continue reading

Fighting for Israel on Campus, is Hillel Up to the Task?

On Shabbat morning, January 31st Jason Bernhard, a member of the AEPI Jewish  fraternity at UC Davis had just left his frat house when he saw the hated symbol spray painted on the side… Continue reading

Israel Haters Focus Boycott Effort on Red Sea Jazz Fest

ONLINE PETITION CREATED TO SUPPORT ARTISTS PERFORMING IN ISRAEL Music lovers the world over will be gathering in Eilat, Israel later this month for the annual Red Sea Jazz Festival. Jazz aficionados are… Continue reading

Seattle’s JTNews to Shut Down

FEDERATION MAKES SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT In separate statements issued today the JTNews and their parent organization, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle announced the imminent demise of the ninety years old journal. The JTNews… Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: New Film Takes You Behind the Scenes with the IDF

  Whatever you expect of Jerusalem U‘s new film, Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front, it is sure to surprise. The documentary film Beneath the Helmet provides intimate, fly on the wall… Continue reading

Elie Pieprz; Telling The Settler’s Side Of The Story

Elie Pieprz stood with his guests atop a water tower perched on a windswept hill, the highest point in the Samarian town of Beit-El. The tour he was giving to a group of… Continue reading

Controversial Pro-Israel Film To Have Portland Premiere

The J Street Challenge is coming to Congregation Ahavat Achim in Portland Oregon on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m.   The documentary film, the J Street Challenge was recently screened twice in the… Continue reading

UW Prof Calls for Boycott of Israelis Other than Himself

In perhaps one of the more interesting, if not transparent responses to calls for the boycott of Israeli academics, a group of professors, including Israeli Professor Yomi Braester at the University of Washington, has called… Continue reading

Three Generations Uncover Their Jewish Southern Roots. Part 4: Montgomery

The Owen family; Ruben, his sons Rabbi Benjy and Jacob and his grandson Jeffrey set forth on a nine day journey to discover the Sephardic and American history of the deep South. Tuesday morning,… Continue reading

Jewish Voice for Peace Disrupts Holocaust Memorial Resolution

COUNCILMAN GREENFIELD RESPONDS WITH SPEECH FOR THE AGES Today, as reported at JP UPdates. Jewish Voice for Peace and others disrupted a Holocaust Memorial Resolution being passed in the NYC City Council. The group, it… Continue reading

J Street Condemns Netanyahu After Tel Aviv Stabbing Attack

Quickly responding to the horrific stabbing of passengers on a public bus in Tel Aviv earlier this week, J Street issued a press release condemning the attack. But as with virtually all such… Continue reading

Anti-Israel Speaker at UW Dishes Out the Hate

By TMR Contributor Randy Kessler. Randy Kessler suffered through a truth challenged screed against the Jewish state delivered by Alice Rothchild at the University of Washington earlier this month. Randy was moved by the… Continue reading

Israel Boycott Opponent’s Case Goes to WA Supreme Court

Back in 2010 when the Olympia Food Co-Op passed a boycott against carrying Israeli goods in their store, a small  group of pro-Israel co-op members challenged what they saw as unethical procedural manipulations used… Continue reading

Hillel UW Director Announces Resignation

In a surprise announcement, Mikael Kvart, Board President of Hillel UW informed community partners late last week that Hillel UW Director Rabbi Oren Hayon has tendered his resignation.  Rabbi Hayon assumed the position of… Continue reading

Secret Israel Trainings at UW Hillel Leave More Questions Than Answers

In late December a promotional notice for a new undergraduate event to take place on January 7th appeared on the Hillel UW calendar. Ensconced between Citrus Shabbat and Bagel Club was a program titled… Continue reading

Magical Shape Shifting Jews

Dana Kennedy from the Daily Beast explained to MSNBC yesterday that there are Muslims who believe that the terror rampage in Paris last week were committed by “a race of Magical Jews, shape… Continue reading

Three Generations Uncover their Jewish Southern Roots. Part 3: Atlanta

Ruben Owen with his two sons, Jacob and Rabbi Benjy Owen along with grandson Jeffrey toured the deep South this past December, uncovering their Jewish Sephardic roots along the way. Part three of a five… Continue reading