Citing religious prohibitions, a rabbi in eastern Russia vetoed a local Jew’s plan to erect a statue of Moses in Birobidzhan — an area which Soviet governments designated as a Jewish autonomous region.
Israeli police detained seven Jewish men suspected of planning to sacrifice goats in the Old City of Jerusalem in honor of Passover.62
Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, said declaring Israeli ownership of the Golan Heights was not “timely” while Syria was mired in civil war.20
After weeks of debate about Israel and anti-Semitism, a student body at Stanford University passed a resolution condemning bias against Jews.10
The debate on accessible birth control has been framed as if it’s the faithful versus the godless, but that is far from the case.
The president of the Conservative Jewish movement’s rabbinical arm left his post as the rabbi of a Dallas synagogue, citing apparent marital infidelity and questions about his sexuality.3
Israel is closing off the West Bank for the start of Passover amid fears of further terrorist attacks after a bus bombing in Jerusalem that wounded 20.
Israel’s Rabbinical High Court said it did not know the whereabouts of a man who has refused to divorce his wife and called on the public for help in locating him.5
An activist who supports the BDS movement against Israel was elected president of Britain’s national student union, leading Jewish students to express concern.6
France will hold an international conference in Paris on May 30 in a bid relaunch talks between Palestinians and Israelis by the end of the year, its foreign minister said in remarks published on Thursday.18
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres sent Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II a happy birthday video message telling her that “life begins at 90.”3
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