JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Original Women of the Wall group held a prayer service in the women’s section of the Western Wall that included a Torah scroll. It was the first time that women have succeeded in bringing in and reading from a Torah scroll at the Western Wall since an interim Supreme Court ruling said…
It seemed like something that could unite a broad swath of Jews: Richard Spencer — figurehead for the infamously white nationalist “alt-right” movement — was punched in the face at an anti-Trump inauguration protest on Saturday. While giving an interview to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Spencer was explaining the meaning of the Pepe the Frog symbol —…8
(JTA) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani said he will bring a message from President Donald Trump to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Israel this week. Appearing Monday morning on “Fox and Friends,” Giuliani was asked whether he will be relaying a message to Netanyahu from Trump during a business trip starting that evening….
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, according to a new study. That is twice as high as the overall national rate and dramatically higher than among American soldiers, according to the study published Monday in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research….
Shia LaBoeuf shouted down a white nationalist on live video.
Signaling new priorities in dealing with the Jewish organized world, the new Trump administration made the Zionist Organization of America as the first Jewish group it will formally engage with.
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s team spoke often about moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. But since Trump took office, the contentious issue is more nuanced and may already be moving to the back burner.
So far, the page has raised more than $3,000, and Spencer has promoted the effort on his Twitter profile.
(JTA) — An Irish university cancelled a conference that questioned the legitimacy of the state of Israel after management determined the university security would not be able to handle the expected protests. The University College Cork said last week that the conference scheduled for March cannot take place at that time, the Irish Examiner reported….
ROME (JTA) – Hundreds of people ran through the streets of downtown Rome over the weekend to commemorate the Holocaust and look to the future. Dubbed “Run for Mem”, Sunday’s marathon-like race was part of a wide range of events on and around International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place on January 27, the anniversary of the 1945…
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