Dana Schwartz, a member of two U.S. teams to win the Maccabiah Games gold medal in women’s soccer, moved to Israel and will play professionally there.
The Cleveland-based Mandel Foundation awarded $5.25 million to Brandeis University to endow a professorship in Jewish education research.
A law easing marriage restrictions was passed by the Knesset, and every citizen will now be able to choose the religious council in which his marriage will take place. This is a positive development, making things easier, but it doesn’t really solve the problem. We are still bound by law to get married exclusively by Orthodox rabbis.
The U.N. said on Tuesday it had halted work on all but one of its 20 Gaza building projects as a result of an Israeli ban on importing building materials into the Palestinian enclave.
The Republican Party has rejected the two-state solution, the official policy of U.S. administrations for decades.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tweeted throughout a standoff with a gunman at the Garden State Mall in New Jersey, while his daughter and wife took cover inside.
Semen Domnister, the former Claims Conference employee who was found guilty of leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
A German hotel apologized after running an ad for a “long, romantic Kristall-Nacht,” to be held on the anniversary of the Nazi pogrom against Jews and their institutions.
The United States will present its own peace plan to Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, a senior Knesset member told Israeli media.3
Christian Zionists in the Netherlands are building what they believe will be Europe’s largest menorah as a Hanukkah gift to the country’s Jewish community.
An Australian-born man who resides in the United States was charged with two counts of indecent assault against two children at a Sydney Chabad center in the 1980s.
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