Happy Smooch Year: Couples ring in the new year with kisses in Times Square.

    Ringing in 2014 Across Globe With Fireworks, Fun — and Fruit Mist

    From Sydney to London to San Francisco, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, giant street parties and, in a new departure, fruit-flavored mist.

    Man Gets 4 Years for Defacing Yeshiva's Torah Scroll

    A former hotel security guard was sentenced to four years in prison for defacing a Memphis Jewish school’s Torah scroll and prayer books.

    Rising Toll: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron on the occupied West Bank, where killings of Palestinians tripled in 2013.

    Israeli Killings of Palestinians in West Bank Triple in 2013

    Three times as many Palestinians were killed in the West Bank in 2013 as were in the previous year, according to an Israeli human rights watchdog.

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    Mark Winer Is First American Rabbi Honored by Queen Elizabeth

    An American-born rabbi was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

    Brooklyn's Torah Animal World Seeks Savior

    Brooklyn Torah Animal World, an idiosyncratic collection of stuffed animals the New York Post has called “NYC’s weirdest museum,” is set to close due to financial hardship.