A Tennessee judge on Wednesday restored a baby boy’s given first name of “Messiah,” ruling unconstitutional a lower ranking judge’s order changing it to “Martin” on the basis that “Messiah” is a title earned only by Jesus Christ.
Greek police searched the offices of the Golden Dawn party on Wednesday after an anti-racism rapper was stabbed to death by a man who sympathised with the far-right group.
Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of using “deception and concealment” to buy time for its nuclear programme, signalling scepticism about the new Iranian president’s move away from the hardline stance of his predecessor.
The Jewish community of Nikolayev in southern Ukraine, the hometown of the late leader of Chabad, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, has renovated and rededicated its century-old synagogue.
Jane Eisner outlines the issues that concern her the most as an American Jewish woman, and explains why they should concern all of us as well.
Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Center, whose death was announced on Monday, was buried Wednesday at a cemetery in the northern Israeli city of Safed, a place that has been associated for centuries with Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism.
In 2006, Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) used a North African pejorative, “macaca,” to describe a person of color, which led folks to wonder what the Southern-accented son of a legendary football coach knew from North African pejoratives, which led to the discovery that Allen’s mother was born Jewish in Tunisia, which led Allen to deny this, emphatically, which all helped lead to his defeat.5
A Belgian Education Ministry website offered teachers comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany, a newspaper in Antwerp reported.
Yevgeny Roizman is about to begin his latest incarnation, as mayor of Russia’s fourth-largest city - one of the highest posts to be held by an opposition politician since President Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000.
An Arabic-language professor at San Diego State University handed out a map of the Middle East which identified Israel as “Palestine.”10
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