The United Methodist Church’s pension board is selling its shares in a British company that supplies security equipment to Israel for use in prisons and in the West Bank.
Pope Francis has strongly defended his wartime predecessor Pius XII against accusations he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, saying the opening of Vatican archives will shed light on the controversy.12
Approximately 4,000 Jews attended Moscow’s first “Festival of Judaism” which organizers planned as a celebration of the 50th birthday of Chief Russian Rabbi Berel Lazar.
Russia’s education ministry has agreed to provide Jewish students an alternative date for a matriculation exam which took place on the Shavuot holiday.
In a presidential campaign with an unprecedented number of pointed words and phrases living on as unpleasant hashtags — Loser. Crooked. Deplorables. Nasty woman. Build the wall. Putin’s puppet — Israel barely rates a mention.
The website of France’s far-right National Front party has resumed offering access to the blog of party founder Jean-Marie le Pen, after the deletion of his speeches because of their allegedly anti-Semitic references.
A bizarre case of blackmail by one rabbi on another has come to light in Cape Town, South Africa, according to the Afrikaans-language newspaper Rapport.
A sprawling New York state corruption trial could be seriously delayed or even derailed by some 300 recordings of a Hasidic wheeler-dealer chatting in Yiddish.
David Blatt, who guided Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague basketball championship, stepped down as the Israeli team’s coach to pursue opportunities in the NBA.
Stanley Fischer, a former Bank of Israel governor, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.
A rabbi rode a motor scooter to chased down a suspected burglar after spotting him outside of a Palm Beach, Florida Chabad house.
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