Tens of thousands have gathered in Jerusalem on Wednesday for the funeral of renowned ultra-Orthodox leader Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died earlier in the day at the age of 102.
Opposition chairperson MK Shelley Yacimovich (Labor) called Wednesday morning for moving up elections, in the wake of Kadima’s withdrawal from the unity government.
Israeli lawmakers voted down a bill that would have required all Israelis to enlist in the army or perform national service at the age of 18, including the haredi Orthodox and Arabs.
An bus explosion in the Black Sea city of Burgas killed up to seven Israelis and wounded many more. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for the deadly blast.
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.
Several Israelis were killed and wounded on Wednesday in a terror attack on a tour bus in the Burgus airport in Bulgaria, local media reported.
A kosher community kitchen in Sydney celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday by preparing hundreds of meals for the needy.
The revolt against President Bashar al-Assad came within sight of his presidential palace on as several members of his inner circle were killed in bombings.
Ben-Ami Kadish, a former civilian employee of the U.S. Army who was arrested at the age of 85 for spying for Israel, has died.
A fugitive suspected Nazi war criminal who helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths was taken into custody by Hungarian police days after being tracked down in Budapest by a British tabloid newspaper.
Jordan Farmar was waived by the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and reportedly will continue his professional basketball career in Turkey.