A prominent New York oncologist testified that he referred patients afflicted with a cancer caused by asbestos to a law firm affiliated with former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
When an Israeli government minister shelved his controversial proposal to expel the country’s stray cats this week, it seemed local animals were safe.
Canada’s just-elected Liberal government will stop making Israel a partisan issue, the country’s new foreign affairs minister said.16
Temples and synagogues affiliated with the nation’s largest Jewish movement should take specific steps to embrace transgender people, a U.S. conference of Reform Jews urged on Thursday in approving a groundbreaking resolution.6
The Palestinian Authority’s representative to the United Nations accused Israel of harvesting the organs of Palestinians killed while attacking Israelis.10
Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman called on the Reform movement to displace Chabad as the largest provider of Birthright trips to Israel.6
Maria de Belem, a presidential candidate in Portugal, pledged her support for a legislative initiative to reinstate posthumously an army captain who was persecuted for promoting Judaism.
A prominent Hebrew University professor was shouted down by two dozen protesters at the beginning of a lecture at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.19
A Brooklyn man accused of punching an Orthodox Jewish man and knocking the cellphone from his hand was arrested.
Several Jews, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, appear on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of the “World’s Most Powerful People.”
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