The city of Jerusalem will provide funding to a group of non-Orthodox institutions for the first time.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he and others in Congress would do “everything possible” to stop a new nuclear deal with Iran from moving forward.8
Before she was America’s favorite comedian, Amy Schumer was just a nice(ish) Jewish girl from Long Island. Jeffrey Salkin, her childhood rabbi, remembers a ‘religious school cutup.’6
Prominent Brazilian Holocaust survivor and longtime Jewish activist Aleksander Laks died at age 88.
E.L. Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including “Ragtime” and “Billy Bathgate,” died in New York on Tuesday at age 84, the New York Times reported.
The head of the World Jewish Congress sharply criticized German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday for his recent visit to Iran, accusing him of putting business interests before morals and calling his approach to Tehran naive.3
The European Union agreed this week to push ahead with labeling Israeli goods made in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that has alarmed the Israeli government; but now there are proposals to go much further, including targeting Israeli banks.5
Veteran actor Theodore Bikel, best known for his starring role as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” died on Tuesday at age 91 at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to his publicist.
They are roaring through Europe, raising dust as they go: Jewish bikers bearing an Olympic-style torch all the way from Israel to this German city.
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