None of the Ramones were the most dedicated students, preferring to rock out than to attend classes. But come Sunday, the street in front of the place where the four original members met, Forest Hills High School, will be renamed ‘Ramones Way’ in honor of the innovative punk rock band.
(JTA) — A Methodist church in Hungary offered to pay for the construction of Torah ark for a Budapest synagogue ravaged by fire. The Zuglo Synagogue in the Hungarian capital’s 14th district sustained heavy damage in a blaze that broke out Monday night, possibly as a result of an electric failure. No one was injured…
A Brooklyn synagogue had to celebrate Simchat Torah without four of its holy scrolls, following a theft on Tuesday morning. But in a thankful reversal of fortune, the Torahs were returned to the Midwood congregation shortly after midnight on Friday, leaving some to speculate that the robber saw the error of his ways.3
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A memorial service for Shimon Peres marking the 30-day mourning period, or shloshim, will include the unveiling of the former Israeli president’s tombstone. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday at the Great Leaders of the Nation’s plot at Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery, in Jerusalem. At his family’s request, the tombstone will…
For Cleveland’s Orthodox Jewish community, this is the dismal reality they see in the 2016 presidential race. Both major candidates will draw votes from the community, but few Orthodox Jews in the area sound enthusiastic when discussing the two people who could be their next leader.
(JTA) — Speaking at a synagogue in Florida, Ivanka Trump assured Jewish voters that her father would “100 percent” move the US embassy to Jerusalem if he is elected president. Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism in 2010 and is married to a Jewish man, called her father, the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, an…3
(JTA) – The representative body of British Jews called on the University College London to sanction students who disrupted an event organized by supporters of Israel. The Board of Deputies of British Jews issued its statement Friday about an event at UCL Thursday night, in which “a hate-filled mob supporting the worst kind of extremism…49
(JTA) — Roger Waters’ anti-Israel activism has cost the British rock star millions of dollars and an American Express sponsorship, the New York Post reported. The credit giant took off the table a $4-million sponsorship of Waters’ 2017 tour in North America following his partisan and anti-Israel rhetoric this month at a festival that American…719
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and prospective U.S. Senate candidate, said liberal Jewish leaders who criticized his comments on Jews and Democrats were “clowns.” “Right, I’m the one that doesn’t know history,” Schilling tweeted Wednesday after Media Matters, a liberal watchdog, posted a compilation of liberal Jewish groups and leaders condemning…33
Police arrested two men in connection to the vandalism of an eruv built in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the NYPD said.5
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