(JTA) — The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis, has elected its first Canadian president. Rabbi Philip Scheim, who has led Beth David Congregation in Toronto since 1984, was elected by the membership and will be installed Sunday at an event in New York. Scheim succeeds Rabbi William Gershon of Dallas, who took…4
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Staffers at the Auschwitz museum found a gold ring hidden in a false bottom of one of the cups on display in the main exhibition. During conservation work on one of the enamel mugs, a double, or false, bottom was discovered, the museum said in a statement this week. Inside the…
Israeli Muslims are more devout than the country’s Jews, Christians and Druze, but less so than other Muslims in the region.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched talks on Wednesday with far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman on recruiting him into Israel’s coalition government, where he wants to be named defense minister.
MONTREAL (JTA)—After being barred from entering Canada, controversial French comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala still managed to present a show in Montreal — via video link. Some 600 tickets reportedly were bought up by loyal fans of the man convicted multiple times in France and Belgium for hate speech, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and defending terrorism. They…
(JTA) — In a first for Jordan-Israel relations, a small group of Jordanian citizens recently gained employment in Israel’s hospitality sector as part of a pilot project negotiated by the two countries. The Washington Post reported Monday that the program, which “very quietly” launched six months ago, currently permits 700 Jordanians to cross the border to work…
For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene.10
NEW YORK (JTA) — Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn benefit disproportionately from Section 8 housing vouchers, even as other impoverished residents have difficulty obtaining the federal housing subsidy, according to a new report. A joint investigation published Tuesday by WNYC and the New York Daily News found that in several heavily Hasidic sections of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg…19
Melania Trump said a journalist barraged with anti-Semitic death threats had “provoked” neo-Nazi Trump supporters by writing a controversial profile of her.28
A mid-level New York appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump can argue to the state’s highest court that fraud claims against Trump University brought by the state attorney general should be dismissed.7
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