(JTA) — The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3 million matching grant program to fund an initiative to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life. The “Breaking Barriers” program launched Monday in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize laureate Itzhak Perlman will promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in…
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn turned down an invitation by Israel’s opposition chief to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, a British newspaper reported.7
An Israeli rabbi said the collapse of a parking garage under construction in Tel Aviv that killed six was due to lack of Sabbath observance.
Herzl Shaul, who died waiting for the remains of his son, Oron, to be returned by Hamas in Gaza, wrote a farewell letter to his son, who was killed in the 2014 Gaza war.
The Israeli government took a beating in court Monday for its failure to implement a ruling from the beginning of the year to make arrangements for non-Orthodox worship at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
(JTA) — J Street has called on the U.S Treasury Department to review the tax-deductibility status of groups that support settlement activity in the West Bank. The liberal Jewish Middle East policy group in a statement posted on its website and sent to journalists pointed out that the United States has “consistently opposed the construction and…8
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jerusalem synagogue was vandalized with black crosses spray painted on its outside walls. The vandal attack occurred on Sunday night at a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood in southern Jerusalem. The synagogue notified police of the possible hate crime on Monday morning. Police have opened an investigation into the incident. A police…
(JTA) — “Crazy Eddie” Antar, whose chain of eponymous electronics retail stores was a business and cultural phenomenon before he landed in jail on fraud charges, died Saturday at age 68. A cause of death was not disclosed. The grandson of Syrian Jewish immigrants, Antar advertised his chain with a series of antic late-night…
Greta Zimmer Friedman, the Jewish refugee whose Times Square kiss from a sailor on the day World War II ended became an iconic photo, has died.
Alan Gross, imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his efforts to assist its Jewish community, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.17
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