JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force reportedly attacked a Syrian army position and a Hezbollah weapons convoy, according to reports originating in Arab media. The reported attacks took place early Wednesday morning along the highway connecting Damascus and Beirut, and required the military airplanes to fly in Lebanese airspace. SANA, the official news agency of…
SYNDEY (JTA) — An Australian government report found that some members of the Jewish community had been “discouraged from reporting” allegations of child sexual abuse against employees of two yeshivas. The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published its report Tuesday on the response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to…6
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has said it would be the “height of folly” for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to tear up Washington’s deal with Tehran because it would make it more likely that Iran and others would acquire nuclear weapons.58
Forty years after his reporting exposed one of the worst war criminals in Dutch history, Hans Knoop is still celebrated in his native Netherlands as a hero.
Steve Mnuchin, a Wall Street financial tycoon with deep roots in Hollywood, is reportedly expected to be named Treasury Secretary.
(JTA) — The Jewish Family Service of Buffalo will help resettle 50 refugees from the world’s trouble spots. The agency will settle the refugees in Niagara Falls, New York, in an area with affordable housing, the Buffalo News reported. It is not known which country or countries the refugees will come from. The five top…4
The 2017 guide has only eight kosher dining options, and not one is in Brooklyn.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales ended a four-day visit to Israel precisely sixty-nine years after the historic United Nations vote in favor of the partition of British Mandate of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state. Knesset President Yuli Edelstein noted Guatemala’s critical role in helping establish the state of…
“He lives part of the time next door to me … Our grandfathers brought baseball bats to Bund meetings. Want to join me?” Hirsh, Politico’s former national editor, wrote on Facebook.27
(JTA) — Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker, who composed more than 500 Hasidic melodies, or niggunim, including some recorded by Itzhak Perlman, has died. Shenker died Nov. 20 in Brooklyn, New York, at 91. He reportedly suffered from heart problems. Shenker, who was an ordained rabbi, was associated with the Polish Modzitzer Hasidic sect. He recorded…
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