The Turkish city of Izmir restored a 17th-century synagogue at risk of collapse.
A survey found that United States Jews want Israel to remain a Jewish and democratic state, but that Israel’s Jewish character should also accommodate non-Orthodox Judaism.
Israel issued restraining orders against several Jewish right-wing activists on Wednesday, restricting their movements over concern that they could try to disrupt a May 24-26 visit to the Holy Land by Pope Francis.
The student senate at the University of Washington voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed measure on divestment from Israel.
New York has one of the cruelest laws in the nation when it comes to the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse, Jane Eisner writes. Can Jewish activists help bring about reform?
A pro-government Turkish newspaper ran a headline linking Jews to the coal mine disaster in Soma that killed over 100 people.
The former British chief rabbi was being honored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based public interest law firm that’s been busy representing clients — such as Hobby Lobby — who say their religious freedoms are being trampled by the government.3
Historian Jonathan Sarna, who was hospitalized after collapsing on a trip to his daughter’s Yale graduation, was said to be improving on Wednesday. But his condition is still critical.
A Jewish Boy Scout leader from Long Island and a Brooklyn rabbi were among some 71 people arrested in the New York City area.6
Jonathan Sarna, a leading scholar of American Jewish history and a professor at Brandeis University, is in critical condition at Yale New Haven hospital, the hospital confirmed.10
Arthur Gelb, the New York Times managing editor whose arts sensibility and journalistic vigor molded the paper for decades, died Tuesday at age 90 of complications from a stroke, his son said.
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