The Genesis Philanthropy Group has granted Hillel International $1 million to help the student organization reach out to Russian-speaking Jewish college students in North America, the former Soviet Union, Germany and Israel.
U.S. ambassador Dan Shapiro met with Israel’s justice minister and expressed reservations about her proposed law requiring NGOs to prominently announce substantial foreign funding.
An Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has hired Lila Kagedan, the first Yeshivat Maharat graduate to go by the title “rabbi.”9
The Federal Court of Canada will consider a lawsuit filed by three filmmakers alleging that a Canadian author and her publisher plagiarized a family history presented in their documentary.6
The debate on accessible birth control has been framed as if it’s the faithful versus the godless, but that is far from the case.
Prohibitions on civil and non-Orthodox weddings in Israel prevent 660,000 Jewish-Israelis — including 364,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union — from marrying in the Jewish state, according to a nonprofit promoting religious freedom in Israel.5
Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday including one the military said had tried to stab a soldier, as four months of tensions simmered.
Arthur Obermayer, a Boston-based Jewish philanthropist who honored Germans for preserving local Jewish history, has died.
After more than eight years of waiting, an Israeli woman was freed from her marriage after an unprecedented campaign to pressure her husband to grant her a Jewish writ of divorce, or get.4
Ezra Nawi, an activist who was secretly recorded saying that he had turned in the land brokers to Palestinian security services, was arrested on Monday at Ben-Gurion International Airport on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.13
Mark Zuckerberg took newborn Max for her vaccinations and caused a national stir when he posted a father-daughter photo on — where else — Facebook.7
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