JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed six marchers at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, including a 16-year-old girl fatally, was sentenced to life in prison. On Sunday, the Jerusalem District Court also ordered Schlissel to pay compensation to the family of Shira Banki, the teen who was killed, and to those injured in the…6
(JTA) — Britain’s Jewish leaders had mixed reactions to the country’s surprising vote in favor of leaving the European Union, with few offering an opinion on whether or not leaving the EU is a good idea.
(JTA) — A Pennsylvania man who for years traveled the country giving speeches and media interviews about his experiences as a Holocaust survivor acknowledged that he had been lying and apologized.3
NEW YORK (JTA) — A prostitute allegedly hired by New York Jewish businessmen to entertain several New York police officers as part of an alleged bribery scheme said she performed multiple sex acts for them on a flight to Las Vegas and was treated so poorly she quit the profession.10
(JTA) — A Kansas City man has been charged with threatening a synagogue in suburban Overland Park. According to the Kansas City Star, prosecutors accused Brian Wachter, 40, of making an unspecified threat on May 31 against Congregation Beth Shalom. A Conservative synagogue, Beth Shalom has roots dating back to 1878, according to its website….4
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Marc Allan Feldman, a candidate for the Libertarian presidential nomination who pitched his candidacy citing Jewish lore, was found dead in a hotel. Feldman, a Cleveland Clinic doctor, was found in a Cleveland area motel on Wednesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. He was 56. Coroners have yet to list a cause….
(JTA) — A car-ramming outside the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, lightly injured two Israelis, in an apparent terror attack. The assailant, a Palestinian woman, was shot dead by a soldier at the scene Friday. The two Israeli victims, a couple in their 50s, had pulled over to the side of the…23
(JTA) — A $400 million gift to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, earmarked in large part for water research, is believed to be the largest-ever bequest on behalf of an Israeli university. The university’s American fundraising organization announced the gift by the estate of Dr. Howard and Lottie Marcus of San Diego, California, on June 24….
Britain’s Jewish community — like its country — remains severely divided over the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union.30
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders said he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November, but was not ready to endorse her.
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