The Pentagon took steps on Wednesday to give individual troops greater latitude to wear turbans, head scarfs, yarmulkes and other religious clothing with their uniforms, but advocacy groups said the new policy fell short of what they were seeking.
A British lawmaker who arranged a Nazi-themed bachelor party in France was not racist or anti-Semitic, his political party determined following an internal investigation.4
Chivalry is alive and well — among Jewish singles that is. A JDate survey found 84% of Jew said they have never cheated, compared to just 66% of Christians.3
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?
The Rabbinate of Uruguay is requiring Jewish couples marrying under its auspices to sign a rabbinic prenuptial agreement.
The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was arrested for allegedly assaulting court officers who came to his home with notices for payments due on fines for inciting hatred against Jews.3
Jeff Jacoby, the Jewish Boston Globe columnist whose 16-year-old son Caleb went missing for four days in early January, has finally broken his silence.
Eleven students at a South Africa university charged with disrupting a concert by an Israeli musician were sentenced to community service.
Three fans of the British Tottenham Hotspurs soccer club have been charged for using the term “Yid” at a team match. The three men were charged on Tuesday for causing ‘‘harassment, alarm or distress’’ by using a ‘‘threatening, abusive or insulting’’ word.3
The president of France’s main Jewish group has nuanced his blanket condemnation of the quenelle gesture and said that it is not necessarily anti-Semitic.
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