The draft as written fails to meet the standard of being “accurate, free of bias [and] appropriate for all learners in our diverse state.”
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, world Jewry’s oldest and most widely read wire service, has announced it plans to merge with My Jewish Learning, another informational website, to form a new Jewish content platform.
As we enter the New Year with all its promise, we can’t help but ponder a few mysteries of life: What has King Solomon left for the ages? What is Andy Samberg doing this fall? And what job has a young Hasidic man snagged that is as surprising as gefilte fish at the Oyster Bar? Read on!
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has begun a two-day trip to Poland, that includes a visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. More than half of the six million Jews killed in the Nazi holocaust were from Poland. But seventy years on, Poles are taking a new interest in their country’s Jewish past.
On Sunday June 9, between 10-20,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in downtown New York against a Israeli bill that would draft the ultra-Orthodox into the IDF.
BBC’s Panorama documentary on lobbying in politics catches then Conservative MP Patrick Mercer on video expressing anti-Semitic and sexist comments about an Israeli soldier
Speaking at Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s funeral, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez said Lautenberg reflected the true American story and never forgot where he came from. Lautenberg died Monday at age 89. (June 5)
Funeral of Senator U.S. Frank Lautenberg
June 4 - U.N. investigators said they had “reasonable grounds” to believe that limited amounts of chemical weapons had been used in Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
France says it is certain that the nerve agent sarin has been used in Syria on several occasions following tests it has carried out on samples recovered from the country. “These tests show the presence of sarin in various samples in our possession,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the test results had been handed to the United Nations.