Jan Koum’s birthday was Monday, but he received his big gift early.
A pro-Palestinian group in Canada, calling Ehud Barak an “Israel war criminal,” is protesting a visit by the former Israeli prime minister.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a condolence letter to Ariel Sommer, the grandson of Alice Herz-Sommer, who was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor.
Trump Republicans want preachers to be able to endorse candidates from the pulpit. But given how liberal churches are becoming more politically active, that move may backfire.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is willing to bet $10 billion that his Las Vegas Sands will become the leader in casino gambling in Japan, an offer he says his competitors can’t match. What remains to be seen is whether one of the world’s last great untapped gaming markets is willing to bet on him.
When it comes to abortion rights, there is little to argue about in Israel. Even self-styled anti-abortion groups acknowledge a woman has a right to choose.
Participants in programs that bring young Diaspora Jews to visit Israel should be allowed to extend their stay without proving they are Jewish enough to make aliyah, a Knesset committee recommended.
A foundation that distributes free Jewish books to Jewish children in North America and Israel is launching an initiative to deliver Arabic books to Israeli-Arab preschoolers.
The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge. Ukraine’s Jews are waiting to see what the future holds for their country, but with the added fear that they could become targets amid the chaos.
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