In a reversal, Germany’s culture minister said she favors including a Jewish community representative on the country’s controversial committee for restitution of Nazi-looted art.
At his Knesset swearing-in speech, longtime Temple Mount activist and new Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick called for an end to the ban on Jewish prayer at the Jerusalem compound.10
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders could be heading to an unconventional face-off in California, after the two presidential candidates expressed an interest in squaring off in a one-on-one debate.24
Nearly 7-1/2 years after Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was unmasked, the court-appointed trustee recouping money for the swindler’s victims on Thursday sought court approval to free up another $247 million to help cover their losses.3
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.
(JTA) — A teenage mother who recently immigrated to Israel said a religious Jewish woman assaulted her amid harassment at a municipal building because she had breastfed her baby there. The alleged victim, a 17-year-old woman identified by Israel’s Channel 2 only as A., called police on Sunday to the Kidum Noar facility for youths in…9
Is New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz Jewish? It was a question fans were asking themselves last season during the team’s run to the World Series. Despite his surname, which is a syllable away from the word for unleavened Passover bread, the answer is no. But it turns out Matz gets the question all the time. So…3
(JTA) — London’s newly-elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a Muslim Labour politician who won the May 5 mayoral election by a broad majority, recently informed the Board of Deputies of British Jews of his decision to join the Mayors United Against…3
(JTA) — A Wisconsin couple filed a discrimination charge against an Illinois hotel owner who allegedly refused to host their interfaith wedding because it was not religious. Alexandra Katzman and Jonathan Webber of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, filed the charge against the owner, Dave Anderson, with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, The Associated Press reported…22
Feeling the heat over her clashes with Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is at the center of a debate among Democratic lawmakers over whether to push for her ouster as party chair.4
An employee of a Rockland County Hasidic grand rebbe has been arrested and charged with secretly taking photos of couples having sex in a New Jersey motel.8
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