Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine toppled trees and power lines along Florida’s northern Gulf Coast, inundating coastal areas with storm surges before it weakened to a tropical storm over land and plowed toward the Atlantic Coast on Friday.
(JTA) — Mel Gibson confirmed that he is making a movie about the resurrection of Jesus, recalling that he had the “tar kicked out of” him for his movie about the last days of the Christian messiah, “The Passion of the Christ.” “That’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because…3
The first known television interview with South Africa’s late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has emerged — and it was filmed in a former synagogue.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — To honor a woman’s dying wish, the Dutch Jewish community arranged for her body to be buried in a cemetery that had not been used in nearly a century. The funeral of Juliana Slaat-Luycx, who was born in 1941, was the first burial since 1920 at the Jewish cemetery of Den Ham…
(JTA) — King Mohammed VI of Morocco thanked a Jewish composer from Casablanca who had written a song in the monarch’s honor. Albert Cohen, a novelist, composer and singer, earlier this week shared on Facebook a copy of the letter he received from the king for a poem entitled “Lay off my King” that Cohen…
A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus.5
The Philadelphia police department is investigating after an image of an officer with what looks like a Nazi-style tattoo on his forearm circulated online.
The loss of an Israeli communications satellite in a blast in Florida in which a SpaceX launcher exploded on Thursday, was a major blow to the Israeli communications satellite industry, Israel’s leading space official said.
(JTA) — Israeli police cleared opposition leader Isaac Herzog of suspicions of fraud, after questions arose about a contribution made to his successful campaign in the 2013 Labor Party primaries. The Zionist Union head was not aware of the illicit donation, which was not reported by the party, the police found. The contribution helped fund a smear campaign against Herzog’s…
White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, a study being released on Thursday found.
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