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.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to meet on Wednesday with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people close to Trump.
The White House confirmed on Monday that Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, would not testify at a House oversight panel on Iran on Tuesday.8
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Smithsonian Institution and the Hebrew University are marking the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity by launching an initiative to make science more accessible to young people. The project, joining the Science Education Center at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the Albert Einstein Archive at Hebrew University, will “make…
(JTA) — France’s Union of Jewish Students has joined two other French groups in suing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for failing to remove anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic content. SOS Racisme, France’s largest anti-racism group, and SOS Homophobie, a gay rights movement, announced Sunday in a statement that they were taking legal action against the three…
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.6
Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period.
(JTA) — The “suspicious” fire that killed a longtime civil rights lawyer from a prominent Jewish family in Dallas reportedly may have been revenge by a client or former client. Ira Edwin Tobolowsky, 68, was found dead in his garage on Friday morning in a blaze that fire officials are calling “suspicious in nature,” according to The Dallas…6
A century after Britain and France secretly mapped out a Middle East they would control upon defeating the Ottomans in World War One, its borders have been blurred by sectarian bloodshed - and some in the region see opportunity in the chaos.15
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An earthquake rattled the Sinai Peninsula and Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat. The temblor struck very early Monday morning and measured about 5.0 on the Richter Scale. There were no reports of damage. The earthquake’s epicenter was in the Red Sea, about 100 miles from Eilat. It comes a month after a small…
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