(JTA) — Jewish pilgrims in the central Ukrainian city of Uman lit fires in at least five apartments in a string of incidents involving rowdiness during Rosh Hashanah. In one incident, firefighters rushed to a residential apartment rented by pilgrims who started a fire in the balcony to fry kosher meats they had brought with…
In the book, Hitler compared himself to Jesus.
(JTA) — The Jewish community of Gondar in Ethiopia said it lost one of its members in riots that have claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks. The Jew killed in Gondar was identified as Weta Chekla, the Israel-based news site Little Ethiopia reported Thursday. The report said he was waiting to immigrate to Israel…3
The Reform and Conservative movements in Israel and the Women of the Wall have petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court to order the government to follow through on the plan to create the egalitarian prayer area next to the Western Wall.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Religious Services Ministry in Israel has officially adopted a regulation that makes it optional for women to have an attendant present during mikvah immersion. The ministry and Israel’s Chief Rabbinate agreed to the change in June in a filing with the country’s Supreme Court in response to a suit filed last…
(JTA) – The United Kingdom suspended millions of dollars-worth of aid payments to the Palestinian Authority amid claims that taxpayers cash is ending up in the hands of terrorists. Britain’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel has ordered a freeze pending an investigation, The Sun on Friday reported. Earlier this summer lawmakers demanded action after revelations…3
(JTA) — Latin American Jews living in Israel added their voice to the chorus of congratulations sent to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Santos, who on Friday won the distinction for his efforts to end Colombia’s five-decades-long civil war, “is highly worthy of the prize not only for promoting peace…
(JTA) — Huma Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, argued against having Bill Clinton speak at an AIPAC event in 2009. Adedin’s opposition to the former president’s appearance at the annual conference organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Council that year was documented in an email exchange that was published…29
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise choice after Colombians voted “No” to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war.4
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