(JTA) — In a further twist in the fallout over the controversial vote on Jerusalem by UNESCO, Italy’s prime minister said Rome may oppose future resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to the city’s holy places. Matteo Renzi during a radio interview Friday with the RTL broadcaster called the UNESCO draft resolution passed Oct. 13 “incomprehensible, unacceptable and…
Numbering in the tens of thousands, the group congregated to recite a special invocation – the birkat kohanim – that descendants of Judaism’s ancient priestly class chant in large public crowds around Sukkoth and Passover.
ROME (JTA) – Italian Jewish leaders slammed the controversial UNESCO resolution that makes no mention of Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and sharply criticized the Italian government for having abstained on the vote. In a statement widely publicized by the Italian media, Noemi Di Segni, the president of the umbrella Union of Italian Jewish…
In the United States, one would be hard pressed to find Trump and Clinton supporters at the same debate watch party, let alone in the same room. But in a Jerusalem apartment, two political rivals watched the candidates face off over bowls of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
The Palestinian wave of lone-wolf terrorism that began a year ago has continued intermittently into the current Jewish holiday season. When a terrorist can get his hands on a gun, as happened Sunday near Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill, that will always be the preferred option, not a stabbing or a car-ramming that usually cause fewer casualties. And because the gunman who killed a woman and policeman Sunday was from East Jerusalem, he had no problem reaching the site by car.
Let’s face it: The Kotel is spiritually irrelevant anyway, Andy Bachman writes.
Charles, Prince of Wales, visited in secret the grave of his grandmother on the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem.
A city gate and shrine from the 8th century BCE were discovered in the Tel Lachish archaeological park in south-central Israel, the site of an ancient city that was second to Jerusalem in importance.
The Metropolitan Museum’s new exhibit “Jerusalem 1000-1400” explores Jewish art in the Middle Ages, and reflects the region’s history of beauty and violence.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hundreds of letters addressed to “God,” Our Heavenly Father” and other monikers, as well as to the Kotel, were delivered to the Western Wall. The letters, which usually arrive without a return address and are sent to the Israel Post Lost and Found Department, are delivered before the Jewish high holidays to…