(JTA) — The international association of Conservative rabbis passed a resolution declaring its embrace of transgender people, and called on Jewish institutions and government agencies to ensure their full equality. The Rabbinical Assembly resolution passed last week expresses “the full welcome, acceptance, and inclusion of people of all gender identities in Jewish life and general society.” The…5
A professor was identified by authorities on Thursday as one of the men fatally shot in a murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles, that shut down the sprawling campus for two hours a day earlier.
(JTA) — The chief rabbi of Moscow condemned the honoring in Ukraine of nationalists whose troops massacred Jews. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who is also the president of the European Conference of Rabbis, spoke of his “concern” over the trend in an interview Tuesday with JTA during a gathering of the standing committee of the Conference…
Foreign investment in Israel has soared to new all-time highs despite the BDS push that has gained momentum worldwide.
Two Jerusalem natives, one Arab and the other Jewish, reflect on their divided city, 50 years after the Six-Day War.
(JTA) — The international peace conference that begins Friday in Paris will harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace and “radicalize Palestinian demands,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said two days before its start. In a speech Wednesday at Bar-Ilan University’s medical school graduation, Netanyahu criticized the Paris effort and repeated a call for direct talks “without…7
Blake Leibel is charged with killing and torturing his girlfriend.4
(JTA) — A video introduced at the manslaughter trial of the Israeli soldier for the shooting death of a wounded Palestinian assailant in the West Bank shows a knife being kicked toward the assailant’s body after the fact. As testimony began Wednesday, prosecutors told the Jaffa Military Court that the account of the March shooting by the…11
(JTA) — In letters sent to the foreign minister, the head of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called for sanctions against Israel and described some of the Jewish state’s politicians as “criminals” who should be banned from Britain. Corbyn’s anti-Israel letters, written while he was a Parliament member but before he was elected party chief,…25
(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League has announced a task force to look into the anti-Semitic harassment online, including death threats, of journalists covering the 2016 presidential campaign. Its members will include at least two journalists who were targeted by self-described followers of Donald Trump after writing about the presumptive GOP candidate’s campaign for president. The…4
(JTA) — SodaStream, the Israeli company that brought homemade carbonated drinks to kitchens around the world, is making a bid to conquer the home pub with the introduction of Beer Bar, its first homemade brew. The company announced the addition in a news release Monday, spurring share prices to soar, according to the Israeli financial publication Globes. Crafting a…
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