One of the passengers aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished is a Jewish Russian national.
The National Council of Jewish Women is leading Jewish groups in a day of fasting for immigration reform to coincide with the Fast of Esther.
Canadian authorities have taken into custody two more members of the fringe haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor.
Leo Bretholz, who had escaped from a train transporting him to a Nazi death camp, died the weekend before he was to testify on behalf of a Maryland bill making railroad firms accountable for their actions during the Holocaust.
Israeli tourists traveling on a Norwegian cruise ship were prevented from disembarking at a stop in the Tunisia capital of Tunis.