Kapparot, the pre-Yom Kippur folk custom of swinging a chicken around one’s head as a way of purging sin, is one of those Jewish practices that doesn’t always, ahem, dovetail with 21st-century mores.3
A Nashville synagogue has offered its facility as a venue for a Planned Parenthood event in the wake of a city JCC backing out of an agreement to host.25
Netanyahu will receive the American Enterprise Institute’s 2015 Irving Kristol Award on the evening of Nov. 9. He will be meeting with Obama during the day at the White House — their first meeting since tensions between the leaders burst into the open earlier this year over the Iran nuclear deal.5
The Six Day War, which broke our 50 years ago next month, was a historic victory for Israel, absolutely. It was also a disaster for Palestinians.
An ex-teacher at a Jewish school in Russia on trial for inciting racial hatred told his students to “kill the Germans,” one of his former 12-year-old students testified.
The Anti-Defamation League denounced Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s suggestion that a Muslim should not be allowed to serve as president.4
Two U.S. Jewish organizations said the Obama administration’s offer to absorb at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year was inadequate.4
Two Jews were shot with BB guns in a heavily Orthodox neighborhood of New York City.
The Reconstructionist movement is organizing a Yom Kippur service at the Lincoln Memorial timed for Pope Francis’ visit to Washington and tailored to his climate change message.
Montreal’s main Jewish federation has apologized for posting an article containing Jewish stereotypes on a non-Jewish website.
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