The board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America voted October 26 to allow at least some trips operated under its auspices to visit Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The top five donors in efforts to elect Hillary Clinton president are Jewish, according to a Washington Post analysis. The story posted Oct. 24 named the top donors, who are contributing $1 of every $17 of the over $1 billion amassed for the Democratic nominee’s presidential run. They are Donald Sussman, a…6
Lately, police has recorded a number of crimes against senior citizens.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Nearly one quarter of intermarried couples were wed exclusively by a Jewish clergy member, a new study has found. The study on rabbinic officiation in intermarriages published this week by Brandeis University found that a majority of intermarriages including a Jewish spouse were conducted by a nonreligious officiant. Twenty-four percent were conducted by…3
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.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is recalling its ambassador to UNESCO to Jerusalem for consultations in the wake of the adoption of a second resolution that denies Jewish ties to Jerusalem holy sites. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a public announcement on Wednesday night. “The theater of the absurd continues, and so I decided to recall…12
(JTA) — Four Torah scrolls valued at approximately $240,000 were stolen from a Brooklyn synagogue during a holiday that honors the sacred texts. Surveillance video showed a man in his 20s wearing a kippah entering the Avenue O Synagogue in the Midwood section and leaving with the scrolls during Simchat Torah, according to local news…
(JTA) — The board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America reportedly will be asked to decide whether to allow its missions to Israel to visit Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The board will discuss changing its policy during a conference call meeting scheduled for Wednesday, the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles…
Fliers accusing pro-Palestinian students of being anti-Semitic have cropped at numerous colleges in October — including the University of Chicago, Tufts University, Brooklyn College and Berkeley — and have been claimed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a rightwing organization labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.19
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
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