(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
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
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.
(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Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, the prominent modern Orthodox rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism, has withdrawn from speaking at the Republican National Convention next week.7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
VILNIUS, Lithuania (JTA) — An international team of archeologists unearthed part of the complex that housed the former Great Synagogue of Vilnius, which Soviet authorities destroyed after World War II. An underground floor of a building belonging to the complex that housed the 17th century synagogue was exposed for the first time since 1957 earlier…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Cornel West, whose appointment by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party platform drafting committee raised pro-Israel hackles, said he is endorsing the Green Party candidate for the presidency. “I am supporting Jill Stein,” the philosopher wrote Thursday in The Guardian. “I have a deep love for my brother Bernie Sanders, but I…126
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