Russian Poklonnaya Hill Synagogue Rented Out for Parties

    Several prominent Russian Jews criticized the recreational use of a Russian synagogue that also functions as a Holocaust memorial monument.

    Israel Cuts Stipends to Yeshiva Students

    • Israel?s Finance Ministry said on Wednesday it was cutting funds to seminary students exempt from compulsory military service, in the latest battle between the Jewish state?s secular majority and an ultra-Orthodox minority.

    New Bill Would Make Companies Tied to Nazi Deportations Pay Restitution

    A bill in which companies connected to the deportations of people to Nazi death camps must pay restitution before they can obtain a contract to work on a new rail line was introduced in the Maryland state Senate.

    Israeli Group of Orthodox Feminists Opposed to Kotel Egalitarian Prayer Area

    An Israeli group of Orthodox feminists voiced its opposition to moving non-traditional women?s prayer to a new egalitarian area.

    State Department Issues Travel Warning for American Visiting Israel

    The U.S. State Department issued an updated travel warning for Americans visiting Israel.