Since Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal moved from Baltimore to Israel, he has taken over a local charity and become president of his synagogue. Now Leventhal is hoping to add city councilman to his resume.
Israel asked the United Nations to recognize Yom Kippur as an official U.N. holiday.
The “credible military threat” against Iran that Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to hear while he was in the United States this week eventually emerged — from his own lips.
Britain’s Labor Party leader Ed Miliband defended his late father against a newspaper’s claim that he was an unpatriotic Jewish Marxist who “hated Britain.”
Hungary will use all political and legal tools available to crack down on resurgent anti-Semitism in the country, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, in one of the government’s boldest statements yet on the issue.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the only way to peacefully stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons is to combine tough sanctions with a credible military threat and that Israel was ready to stand alone in defending itself.
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez in a series of 31 tweets called on the United States to include the issue of the Buenos Aires Jewish Center AMIA bombing in its bilateral talks with Iran.
Gur Hasidic sect followers were told the day before Simhat Torah that adults would no longer be allowed to dance with children on their shoulders, including their own children, to avoid awakening “the evil inclination.”18
Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, who played key roles in fostering Catholic-Jewish relations, will be canonized as saints.
An Egyptian doctor was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for helping to save a Jewish family during the Holocaust — the first Arab to be so recognized.
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