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Theater J Fires Outspoken Director Ari Roth

By JTA

Ari Roth, the longtime director at Theater J, is leaving the theater after a period of tension over plays dealing with Israel’s history.Read More


Sarah Silverman Joins Women of the Wall Hanukkah Candle-Lighting at Kotel

By JTA

Security guards at the Western Wall entrance confiscated menorahs from several women, but dozens held a candle-lighting ceremony in the women’s section.Read More


Orthodox Rabbinic Group Sued in Barry Freundel Mikveh Peeping Case

By JTA

A lawsuit arising out of allegations of voyeurism at a Washington D.C. ritual bath added the Rabbinical Council of America as a defendant.Read More


Kansas City White Supremacist Gunman Claims 'Right' To Attack Jews

By Reuters

A Kansas judge on Thursday found that a white supremacist accused in the murder of three people at Jewish facilities is competent to stand trial, after reviewing a psychological report requested by his defense lawyers.Read More


U.S. Calls N. Korea Hacking Campaign a Serious Threat

By Reuters

The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response.Read More


'The Interview' Scrapped by Sony in Apparent Victory for North Korea

By Eric Kelsey and Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy

Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare.Read More


North American Immigration to Israel Rises by 7%

By JTA

Immigration to Israel from North America rose 7 percent in 2014 over the previous year to 3,762 olim from the United States and Canada, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.Read More


Holocaust Researchers Use Imaging to Find Mass Graves

By JTA

An international team of researchers launched a study of Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region in western Ukraine.Read More


Harvard Stops Buying SodaStream Amid Protests

By JTA

Harvard University Dining Service has halted purchases of SodaStream equipment, after Palestinian students and their supporters protested.Read More


Australia Menorah-Lighting Scrapped After Sydney Terror Drama

By JTA

The public Hanukkah candle lighting at Sydney’s Martin Place was canceled for the first time in 30 years following the terror attack that killed two Australians.Read More


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