The new Pew report on the Orthodox is (another) wake up call for American Jews. Jane Eisner asks if we can build a tolerant and vibrant community when the fastest-growing group of Jews is so demonstrably different from everyone else.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare if symbolic concession to Israel on Thursday, saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he was driven as a child during the 1948 war of the Jewish state’s founding.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined with French President Francois Hollande on Thursday in remembering victims of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, with both pledging to fight anti-Semitism in France and around the globe.
Tunisian police have arrested four people for allegedly plotting to kidnap local Jews for ransom, an official said on Thursday, stoking insecurity in the dwindling Jewish community after last year’s “Arab Spring” revolt led to a resurgence of Islamists.