Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim Lays Off 12 Amid Fiscal Crisis

    Newly discovered accounting errors at Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim forced the synagogue to lay off 12 employees — just as Rabbi Andy Bachman announced he’s leaving.

    John Kerry Desperately Seeks To Keep Peace Talks Alive

    Washington is keeping up efforts to put Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations back on track despite “unhelpful steps” taken by both sides in the past day, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

    Warsaw Demolishes Historic Wall in Ghetto

    Workers began demolishing a wall in Warsaw near the spot where Jews were gathered for transport to the Treblinka concentration camp.

    A Kosher Winery Grows in Berkeley

    Roving jazz musician, Jeff Morgan fell in love with wine while performing in Monte Carlo. Years later, he’s opening Berkeley’s first kosher winery.

    Poland Says Non-Commercial Kosher Slaughter Legal

    Polish Jews who perform non-commercial ritual slaughter for the needs of the Jewish community are not violating the law, Poland’s parliament announced in a statement.