Rhode Island Congregation Wins $7M Shul vs. Shul Legal Battle Over Shearith Israel

The Rhode Island congregation that worships at the United States’ oldest synagogue owns that house of worship and its assets, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting a New York synagogue’s claim to oversight.

Ernest Michel, the Jew Who Gave Up Scoop of a Lifetime by Walking Out on Goering

The date of Ernest Michel’s death was fitting, somehow. A Holocaust survivor and former executive vice president of UJA-Federation of New York from 1970-1989, Michel died at home on May 7, in the week between Yom Hashoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut.


Detroit ‘Walk for Israel’ Insist Anti-Occupation Groups Are Anti-Israel

For the second year in a row, the Detroit area’s Walk for Israel has rebuffed the sponsorship of left-wing pro-Israel groups because of their support for boycotting settlements.


Reform and Conservative Leaders Hope To Rescue Western Wall Prayer Deal With Crisis Visit to Israel

The leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements in North America are organizing a special trip to Israel later this month to notify Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in person of their strong opposition to any changes in the plan to build a new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.


Israeli Textbook Authors Yank Names in Protest of Right-Wing Bias

Israeli middle school and high school students will soon learn from a new civics textbook that critics say is deeply ideological.

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