Several U.S. congressmen introduced resolutions to honor the life and work of Elie Wiesel, including a proposal to create a memorial statue to be placed in the U.S. Capitol building.
The Palestinian terrorist who killed three men, including an American citizen, in a stabbing spree on a bus was sentenced to three life sentences plus 60 years.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials briefed Jewish leaders on the inclusion of American Jews on an Islamic State “kill list.” Some 200 Jewish leaders joined the conference call on Friday organized by the Secure Community Network, the security arm of the national Jewish community, in the wake of the July 3 release of…
When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewish community that had only recently moved there from the downtown area.
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.
A group of Israelis and Americans filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for allegedly facilitating deadly Palestinian militant attacks on their loved ones.
South African twins arrested over the weekend were planning attacks on the U.S. Embassy in the capital Pretoria as well as on buildings owned by Jews, police said on Monday.
Ginsburg said the Senate has an obligation to hold hearings and a vote on the nomination. Garland was nominated in March but the Senate has yet to hold a hearing on his credentials.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The negotiating team supporting the implementation of the agreement to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall said in a letter that it is planning to initiate legal action in Israel’s Supreme Court. In the letter sent Sunday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the negotiating team, including representatives of…
(JTA) — Jewish-American Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has been named to the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Raisman, 22, will compete in her second Olympics when she heads to the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She earned two gold medals in the 2012 games in London: for floor exercise and one as part…
The oldest American, Goldie Michelson of Worcester, Massachusetts, has died at the age of 113 and 11 months.
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