(JTA) — Fifteen Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition in calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. During a conference call Thursday, 40 national and state religious organizations urged senators to hold a swift hearing and vote on the nomination of Merrick Garland, who is Jewish, to…
Amid a public debate about the complicity of Poles in the murder of Jews in the Holocaust, Poland’s education minister implied that historical accounts of such atrocities are inconclusive.92
(JTA) — Chabad is opening its first outreach center in East Africa. The Chabad-Lubavitch of Kenya will open in Nairobi as of the High Holidays this year, the Hasidic outreach movement announced this week. It will be staffed by the husband-and-wife team of Rabbi Avromy and Sternie Super. The couple were dispatched to the Kenyan capital during Passover…
(JTA) — The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is seeking an apology from the White House for having compared Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, with the new British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. At a press briefing Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest referenced Dermer while discussing British Prime Minister Theresa…13
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.
Jewish celebrities and politicians took to social media to express their sadness at a terror attack in Nice late Thursday attack that left 84 people dead.4
A high rabbinical court in Israel sentenced to five years in prison a man who for years has refused to give his wife a divorce.15
(JTA) — A person playing the Pokémon Go game on his smartphone discovered a dead human body behind a Holocaust Memorial in New Hampshire. A young man found the body floating in Salmon Brook near Rotary Common Park in Nashua, New Hampshire, while hunting for cartoon monsters using the Pokémon Go app, WMUR reported Thursday. Authorities…
Donald Trump praised the Republican Party platform as “the most pro-Israel of all time!” — a signal to pro-Israel Republicans that he embraces their outlook.
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, the prominent modern Orthodox rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism, has withdrawn from speaking at the Republican National Convention next week.7
(JTA) — Nice’s Jewish community decided to hold Shabbat activities as planned despite the slaying of dozens of people in the city in southern France, in what French President Francois Hollande said was a terrorist attack directed at revellers celebrating the country’s national day. The attack was carried out by a 30-year-old man who drove a rented…3
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