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New York Yankee Mariano Rivera Named Man of Year by Rabbis

By JTA

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera will be named Man of the Year by the New York Board of Rabbis and will be given a guided tour of Israel.Read More


Penny Pritzker In Running for Commerce Job

By Reuters

Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker is under consideration for Commerce chief, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.Read More


Obama Not Bringing New Peace Plan to Israel

By Reuters

President Obama’s visit to Israel will focus on Syria and Iran, and he will not initiate new peace moves, the White House said.Read More


Menachem Elon, Israeli Judge, Dies at 89

By JTA

Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died.Read More


Cat Replaces Iron in Monopoly Piece Shake-Up

By Reuters

Monopoly fans have voted to make a cat the newest token in the popular board game, replacing the not-so-hot iron, toymaker Hasbro Inc said on Wednesday.Read More


Mark Hetfield Named New Leader of HIAS

By JTA

Mark Hetfield was named president and CEO of HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community.Read More


Orthodox Union, Leading Kosher Certifier, Picks Compromise Candidate as Leader

By JTA

The Orthodox Union board reportedly has opted for a consensus candidate, Martin Nachimson, to avert a showdown over its presidency.Read More


Reporter Apologizes for Suggesting Israel Bribed Bulgaria on Bomb Probe

By JTA

A correspondent for the Financial Times apologized for suggesting that Israel may have bribed Bulgaria to frame Hezbollah.Read More


Israel Sleepwalking Into Crisis Over Jewish Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

By Reuters

Israel risks sleepwalking into a crisis with its allies over relentless settlement-building in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem unless it realises that the international anger is genuine and adjusts its course.Read More


Top 3 Philanthopists in Ukraine Are All Jews

By JTA

Ukraine’s three most generous philanthropists are all Jewish, according to a local business magazine.Read More


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