Michael Oren refused to meet with Donald Trump to discuss Israel, reported the Jerusalem Post. The former ambassador to the US and member of the Israeli Knesset turned down the invitation two weeks ago, when Oren was in Washington, D.C.
Kish-Kash, a couscous-centric restaurant, will open in Manhattan’s Financial District in late 2016.
(JTA) – Unidentified individuals hurled firebombs at the gravesite of a Hasidic luminary in the central Ukrainian city of Shpola. The incident in the city located 120 miles south of the capital, Kiev, occurred on Sunday evening, according to Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee. Dolinsky wrote on Facebook Monday that the perpetrators intentionally tried…3
A controversial bill that would enable local Orthodox rabbinates to bar non-Orthodox Jewish conversion ceremonies in publicly funded mikvehs was passed in the Knesset.19
(JTA) — Newly rediscovered footage of a 1968 interview with David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, shows that he opposed West Bank settlements and instead favored returning most of the land Israel captured in the Six-Day War. The six-hour interview with Ben-Gurion — segments of which appear in a new film called “Ben-Gurion Epilogue” — had…8
(JTA) — A Reform Jewish death row prisoner in Kentucky is suing the penitentiary where he is incarcerated for kicking him out of the state’s kosher food program. In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court, William Harry Meece claims that he is being unfairly penalized for eating rotisserie chicken that had not been…
Comedian Sarah Silverman chided diehard supporters of Bernie Sanders at the Democratic Convention — but only succeeded in riling up the ‘Bernie or bust’ crowd.28
As Yeshiva University continues its search for a new president with an emphasis on financial sustainability, JTA has learned the name of at least one candidate: the deputy chief of staff for Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign this year.7
Only days after former Georgia lawmaker Cynthia McKinney implied in a tweet that Israel was involved in the recent terror attacks in France and Germany, her replacement in the House is stoking anger in the Jewish community by likening Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank to “termites.”3
The BBC quoted Goldfarb: “[Donna Karan International’s] lifestyle aesthetic resonates well with consumers throughout the world.”
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