Pam Lipshitz is having an anxious birthday.
The mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, laid the foundation stone for the Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico. Several Mexican Jewish and non-Jewish officials attended Sunday’s ceremony to launch the new headquarters of the center. The building will be located next to the historic Rodfe Sedek synagogue. It is expected to open in…
(JTA) — Construction workers in the Netherlands discovered bodies at a former Jewish cemetery that was believed to have been relocated in its entirety decades ago. The 11 bodies, which were buried some time before 1828, were found earlier this month during groundwork in Winschoten, a town in the northeast of the Netherlands, Dutch Chief…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The head of the Knesset Interior Committee called for the Israeli government to cancel the Western Wall egalitarian prayer agreement, saying “It’s not the end of the world if American Jews get offended.” David Amsalem of the ruling Likud party made the remarks during a committee meeting Tuesday on implementing the deal….9
Maine college students are reportedly pushing back against controversial Republican Gov. Paul Le Page, who warned them they could face fraud charges if they tried to vote in the state.
Most of the world follows U.S. presidential elections closely, but Israel can seem particularly obsessive, endlessly assessing which candidate will better protect its interests and breaking down their every comment for policy clues.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an unprecedented vilification of the Israeli media on Monday, accusing a leading television journalist of being part of a plot to bring down his right-wing government.
If you’re a Jewish-American liberal who believes that Donald Trump could never become president, British Jews have one word of warning: Brexit.10
A Lower East Side real estate developer abruptly painted over a 43-year-old Jewish heritage mural Monday — sparking outrage among neighborhood residents and one of the artists who created it nearly a half century ago.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s interior minister, Aryeh Deri of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party, called Reform Judaism an “imitation” and said he “can do without that Judaism.” Deri, the Shas leader, reportedly made the comments on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the Knesset. “I want the original, not the imitation” of Judaism, Deri said in response…3
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