Israel was the only country in the Middle East with a press designated as free by a Washington think tank.
A federal judge rescinded a $900,000 jury award to a New York restaurant deliveryman who said he was the victim of anti-Semitism.
Israel’s population increased to nearly 8.2 million, according to figures released just ahead of Israel Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut.
Reform Movement leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs has signaled that the Union of Reform Judaism could consider dropping out of the Conference of Presidents in response to yesterday’s vote to reject membership to the progressive pro-Israel group J Street.
Cardinal John O’Connor, the late archbishop of New York, was technically Jewish. New genealogical research shows his mother converted to Catholicism — and hid her roots.