JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Women of the Wall held a priestly blessing as part of its monthly service at the Western Wall, despite a ruling by Israel’s attorney general forbidding the practice. The women also brought a Torah scroll to the Monday morning Rosh Chodesh prayer service, which they have been prohibited from in the…14
(JTA) — Dismissing reports that it discriminated against Jewish passengers in Spain, the British low-cost airline EasyJet accused the complainants of rowdy behavior that caused a delay. “Flight EZY3920 from Barcelona to Paris Charles de Gaulle on 1 May 2016 with 180 passengers on board returned to the gate in Barcelona and was met by police due…8
An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian assailant went on trial on manslaughter charges on Monday in a rare case that focuses on allegations of excessive use of force in confronting Palestinian attacks.
The senior White House aide who spearheaded the push for the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish groups and others is defending his handling of the issue after he suggested in a controversial New York Times profile that he fooled key stakeholders into not questioning the pact.12
ATHENS, Greece (JTA) — The Greek Jewish community has protested to the Greek National Tourism Agency after its website and brochures listed the Easter practice of “Judas burning” as a recommended folk attraction. “This custom perpetuates anti-Semitic feelings and it is characteristic that in other European countries it has almost vanished,” said the letter sent…
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — A letter from former President William Howard Taft attacking the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court in thinly veiled anti-Semitic terms may be of historic value, but apparently not $15,000 worth. That sum was the opening bid set by the Nate D. Sanders auction house in Los Angeles…
Facebook Inc’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, paid a Mother’s Day tribute to single moms, acknowledging she never fully understood the difficulty of raising children without a spouse or partner until her husband died last year.7
(JTA) — Jewish groups in Canada’s Alberta province have joined the efforts to support victims of the wildfires that have been raging in the area for a week and forced the evacuation of an entire city. The Calgary Jewish Federation announced it will donate $25,000 from its emergency relief fund to assist the citizens of…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mordechai Vanunu, who served 18 years in prison for disclosing Israeli nuclear secrets, was indicted for violating the terms of his parole over an interview he gave to an Israeli television station. The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court handed down the indictment on Sunday for the September interview on Channel 2, the station reported….
Former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin vowed on Sunday to help unseat Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, because of the his refusal to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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