Israel on Friday announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to push peace talks in which settlements represent a major hurdle.
A French court upheld a ban on a show scheduled in the central city of Tours for Friday by a comedian accused of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims, the second performance in a nationwide tour to be banned.
Several Dutch rabbis criticized a rabbinical court’s recognition of non-Jews who observe Torah laws.
Caleb Jacoby, the missing son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, has been found safe, police said. The teen was reportedly found in New York’s Times Square.8
While mainstream media outlets scrutinized Menachem Stark’s relationships with tenants, contractors and lenders, haredi Orthodox publications offered a decidedly different take — celebrating his many virtues.10
Israel reported an all-time high in annual visitors in 2013.
An Israeli organization that recovers Jewish assets stolen by the Nazis said hundreds of items in Israeli museums may have been looted.
Following a decision by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate last month to agree to recognize women as kosher supervisors, the Israeli Defense Forces has also agreed to open its doors to allow women supervisors in its own kitchens.
A new round of very serious negotiations are going down in Israel — this time between Israeli producers and the Rolling Stones.
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