A planned service by Women of the Wall Sunday at the Kotel has spurred threats of mass protests. A cross-denominational group of LA rabbis call for civility in an open letter.9
To better serve the Boston Jewish community, two leading organizations have decided to merge, beginning July 1.
Just five years ago, to great fanfare, the Knesset enacted the Reserve Service Law. After the tiresome speeches about Israeli society’s great debt to the reservists, after the embarrassing distribution of goodies every year − here at last was a binding document that enshrined the perceptions of the Israel Defense Forces’ top brass concerning the value of reservists’ units. It was not by chance that the law was passed at a time when the lessons of the failure of the Second Lebanon War were still fresh in everyone’s mind.
Gunshots were fired at Santa Monica College west of Los Angeles on Friday, leaving an unspecified number of people injured, and a suspect was taken into custody, police said.
The United Nations on Friday thanked Russia for offering to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights but said an agreement between Israel and Syria bars all permanent members of the Security Council from the U.N. observer mission there.
Orthodox anti-draft posters call the Israeli government ‘evil’ and its army ‘impure.’ Sunday’s Manhattan rally is expected to draw 15,000 protesters.47
Archeologists lead by an Israeli researcher have unearthed a hidden escape route out of Sobibor death camp in Poland where a quart of a million Jews perished.29
A prominent lawmaker from the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party implied that he is a Holocaust denier during a stormy debate in the Greek Parliament.
There has been a significant increase in attempts to abduct soldiers in recent months, a source in the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday.
Russia is ready to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, after Vienna said it would recall its troops from a U.N. monitoring force due to worsening fighting in Syria.
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