The Sabbath is supposed to be a day of quiet relaxation. But according to residents near one Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn, the noise from the schul’s Friday afternoon siren is anything but restful.32
Israeli archaeologists have made public a fragment of an ancient text which they say is the earliest Hebrew reference to Jerusalem outside the Bible - a discovery the government swiftly enlisted as evidence of the Jewish connection to the holy city.17
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thirteen Jewish Israelis who celebrated the death of a Palestinian baby in a firebombing during a wedding, including the groom, have been indicted on charges of incitement. Five of the people charged on Wednesday at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s court are minors between the ages of 14 and 17. The wedding took place…253
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Israelis, including a doctor, were arrested for allegedly running an organ trafficking network, selling the kidneys of poor Israelis. Several operations had already been carried out at private clinics in Turkey and other transactions were in process, the Israel Police said Tuesday following the arrests. The poor Israelis received tens of…
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
(JTA) — The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, adopted a resolution which ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. The resolution passed Wednesday with less than a majority of the committee’s 21 members with 10 states voting in favor, two opposed, eight abstentions and one absent. The 21 voting countries were:…
The Israeli military said an Israeli soldier was wounded on Wednesday by shots fired from a vehicle traveling in Lebanon along a border fence, and troops returned fire.
A disgraced ex-Congressman has broken his 15-year silence on the 2001 murder of Jewish Washington D.C. intern Chandra Levy — a crime that once gripped the nation.16
JERUSALEM (JTA) — David Friedman, an adviser on Israel to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, said there is no anti-Semitic sentiment among the candidate’s supporters, during an interview with an Israeli television station. When asked whether the Trump campaign had been damaged by accusations of anti-Semitism during an interview on Israel’s Channel 2, Friedman…12
his presidential election could turn on North Carolina, a battleground state where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are investing millions in resources. Helping Democratic candidates, the Human Rights Campaign is pulling out its secret weapon: the elderly lesbian couple of Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin.5
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