What’s in a name? In northwestern Mexico, officials say potentially a lifetime of bullying, so parents in the state of Sonora can no longer opt to name their children Scrotum, Terminator, USNAVY or Facebook.
An historic synagogue in Essaouira, Morocco is to be refurbished in a joint project with the German Foreign Ministry.
The website of a casino operator owned by Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson was hacked by unidentified vandals who criticized his support for Israel.
An Egyptian radio host who calls himself the official voice of Donald Duck on Disney Middle East was fired after sending anti-Israel tweets.12
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
Veteran Jewish comedian Sid Caesar, star of the 1950s television classic “Your Show of Shows,” died on Wednesday at age 91 at his home in Los Angeles, according to his friend and former collaborator, Carl Reiner.
The visiting president of the European parliament landed in hot water in Israel on Wednesday, drawing a public rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over an address to the Israeli legislature.
Israel has denied entry permits to some 50 Palestinian medical patients from the Gaza Strip because the words “State of Palestine” appears on the letterhead of their application, officials said on Wednesday.3
A Jewish group and a liberal party in Bulgaria have condemned a march to honor an anti-Semitic general from the 1930s.
A slain Pittsburgh Jewish day school teacher’s aide was spotted riding a bus home with a man the night before her body was found along with her pediatrician sister, police said.
The head of a haredi Orthodox group has called on parents to prevent their children from dressing up as Israeli soldiers for Purim, citing tension over the drafting of yeshiva students.
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