New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said finding the killer of haredi Orthodox Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.6
A Dutch soccer team said it was an “understandable but unfortunate” decision to leave behind its Israeli player to attend a training week in Abu Dhabi.
Jewish organizations are challenging a merged synagogue in Boca Raton, Fla., for a $3 million bequest.
A food bank chairman, a solar energy pioneer and the creator of the “Dry Bones” comic strip are among the first winners of a Nefesh B’Nefesh prize recognizing immigrants to Israel.
The Israeli Air Force launched an aerial attack against the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after two rockets from Gaza struck an area close to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s funeral.
The American Civil Liberties Union has warned the Wyoming Department of Corrections that prohibiting an Orthodox Jewish inmate from wearing a kippah violates his religious freedom.
Google has apologized for labeling a Berlin intersection as Adolf-Hitler-Platz, its Nazi-era name, on Google Maps.3
Israel paid homage to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services being held on Monday for a man celebrated as a war hero at home but seen by many in the Arab world as a war criminal.
Israel beefed up security for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s funeral near the Gaza border on Monday and warned the enclave’s Palestinian rulers not to allow rocket fire during the ceremony, which U.S. Vice President Joe Biden planned to attend.
Sam came into the public eye through the documentary film “Life According to Sam,” which was broadcast last October on HBO. The film is on the shortlist for an Oscar nomination. It was voted best documentary at the 2013 Boston Jewish Film Festival and has been screened at Jewish film festivals across the country.
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