(JTA) — Pope Francis visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi death camp in Poland, in what the World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said was an “important signal to the world.” His head bowed, the pope prayed in silent contemplation before meeting Holocaust survivors in front of the death wall where the Nazis summarily shot thousands of…6
(JTA) — A New Jersey township is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate haredi Orthodox community leaders for alleged “blockbusting,” or trying to pressure large numbers of longtime homeowners into selling their property to Orthodox Jews. The incident is the latest example of tensions between a large and growing haredi Orthodox community…13
Prosecutors dropped their case against a man granted a retrial on charges that he killed Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001, a death that contributed to a congressman’s downfall, authorities said on Thursday.
The leader of a local Israeli government council said Thursday that he doesn’t want to see Arabs making use of pools in his locality.13
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
Addressing her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee for the first time, Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of treason.6
An Israeli professor who has refused to grant his wife a religious divorce for more than four years was arrested in Antwerp, Belgium.
A Connecticut man with a large stash of weapons in his home has been indicted on charges of threatening online to kill Jews.
A right-wing Israeli lawmaker known for his controversial statements called Reform Judaism a “fake religion.”
Samar Qupty was traveling on Wednesday night to the Colombia Film Festival to promote her film “Junction 48.”
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador the the United States, credited Hillary Clinton with the leading role in achieving a cease-fire in Israel’s 2012 conflict with Hamas.
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