Yair Rosenberg is a writer at Tablet and the editor of the English-language blog of the Israeli National Archives. Follow him on Twitter @Yair_Rosenberg.
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Jewish Kids Come to the Aid of SpongeBob Squarepants, Ace Jimmy Kimmel’s Social Experiment

‘It’s important to assist people in need whenever you can,’ said the comedian. ‘We don’t see it often enough.’

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Reporter Recounts Hamas’ Ruthless Tactics During 2014 Gaza War

On-the-ground dispatch details how Gaza’s military forces deliberately endangered their own civilians by using them as ‘living shields’

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Tel Aviv University’s Egyptian Valedictorian: ‘We Must Always Question Our Assumptions’

Haisam Hassanein grew up surrounded by anti-Israeli stereotypes but found a very different reality when he experienced the country for himself

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Why the Anti-Defamation League’s Opposition to the Iran Deal Matters

The organization’s new director, Jonathan Greenblatt, shows he can use his experience of working in the Obama Administration as an asset—without being beholden to his former employers

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Taking the Low Road: The White House’s Scorched Earth Sell of the Iran Deal

The administration’s rhetorical offensive—which owes more to Karl Rove than the promised politics of hope—is needlessly dividing its supporters

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Chuck Schumer Comes Out Against Iran Deal

‘To me, the very real risk that Iran will not moderate and will, instead, use the agreement to pursue its nefarious goals, is too great’

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Watch Orthodox Rabbi Benny Lau’s Powerful Denunciation of Homophobia Justified in the Name of God

‘We must free the Torah of Israel from the handcuffs that she has been bound in by people of darkness’

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Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi Visits Victim of Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

‘The person that committed this sinful act is a criminal in every way, and his intention to kill Jews is something which is terrifying’

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Jerusalem To Fund Non-Orthodox Institutions for the First Time

The city’s move marks the latest crack in Israel’s Orthodox monopoly

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David Cameron Goes on Offensive Against Anti-Semitism

In counter-extremism address, the British Prime Minister flags anti-Jewish conspiracies as enabler of radicalization

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Knesset Rejects Death Penalty for Terrorists Bill, 96-4

The only party to vote for it was the one that proposed it

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Watch Senator Ben Cardin Slam a C-SPAN Caller Who Accused Him of Dual Loyalty to Israel

‘I normally am pretty tolerant to people who ask questions, but I’m not to your assumption.’

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Jewish Teen Hospitalized After Anti-Semitic Attack in Paris

‘Take that, dirty Jew,’ one assailant reportedly said

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Anti-BDS Letter Matters

The presidential hopeful showed her support for Israel without repudiating any of Barack Obama’s policies

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In Historic Shift, India Abstains from United Nations Vote Condemning Israel

Move illustrates warming ties with Israel under Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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What We Can and Can’t Learn About Hillary from Her Emails About Israel

She politely praised an anti-Israel author while battling Israel boycotters

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Brookings Analysts Pan United Nations Report on Gaza War

‘The commission all but admits that it lacked the information to draw the conclusions it drew’

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James Horner, American-Jewish Film Composer of ‘Titanic,’ Dies

A plane carrying the 10-time Oscar nominee crashed in California on Monday

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Greek Holocaust Memorial Vandalized Two Weeks After Unveiling

Blue paint attack follows abortive attempt to prevent monument from being displayed

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Spike Seen in Number of French Jews Immigrating to Israel

A 25 percent jump compared to 2014

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On Israel’s Liberal Abortion Policies

A recent New York Times op-ed claims the Jewish state restricts abortion more than most Western countries. It doesn’t.

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South Carolina Passes Anti-BDS Bill

New law divests state funds from entities that boycott over ‘national origins’

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Indian PM Announces Historic Visit to Israel

Narendra Modi will become first premier to visit the Jewish state, furthering India’s pro-Israel shift

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Likud Lawmaker Sponsors Bill Mandating Arabic Education in Israeli Schools

Support pours in from left and right, as well as Israeli President Rivlin

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Why the World Should Test Netanyahu’s Newfound Commitment to Peace

Bibi announces support for Arab Peace Initiative. It doesn’t matter if it’s real.

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Obama: Denying Israel’s Right To Exist as a Jewish Homeland Is Anti-Semitic

The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview

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Yale President Calls on Graduates To Commit to Tikkun Olam

‘Your purpose in life … is simply this: to improve the world’

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Greek Mayor Flip-Flops Over Holocaust Memorial Unveiling

Event canceled over Star of David engraving, but will now take place ‘soon’

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The Mormons on Mount Scopus

BYU’s Jerusalem campus hasn’t unleashed a wave of missionaries. But it hasn’t opened much interfaith dialogue, either.

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