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Theater Review: New NY staging of Yiddish operetta ‘The Sorceress’ is sure to charm

Theater Review: New NY staging of Yiddish operetta ‘The Sorceress’ is sure to charm

It’s a simple tale about good and evil, filled with catchy tunes, dazzling costumes and no shortage of fun schtick   NEW YORK — As… Read More ›

Trump tells Jewish group they’ll vote for him to protect their wealth

Trump tells Jewish group they’ll vote for him to protect their wealth

President also says some Jews are not sufficiently supportive of Israel, accused of anti-Semitism after speech to Israeli American Council   WASHINGTON — US President… Read More ›

With anti-Semitism on the rise in Germany, Merkel visits Auschwitz for 1st time

With anti-Semitism on the rise in Germany, Merkel visits Auschwitz for 1st time

Chancellor says on eve of Poland trip that fight against anti-Semitism and all hatred is priority for her government; hails $66 million donation for Auschwitz-Birkenau… Read More ›

Sale Of Bergen-belsen Ledger Of Eyewitness Accounts Of Jewish Deaths Put On Hold

Sale Of Bergen-belsen Ledger Of Eyewitness Accounts Of Jewish Deaths Put On Hold

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — The auction of a rabbinical court ledger that documents eyewitness accounts of the deaths of Jews in Nazi camps has been… Read More ›

Rabbi Beaten While Visiting London

Rabbi Beaten While Visiting London

  LONDON (JTA) – A rabbi visiting London was beaten and left on the ground bleeding in the city’s Stamford Hill neighborhood. The incident occurred… Read More ›

Rivlin Praises UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Clear Voice’ On Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

Rivlin Praises UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Clear Voice’ On Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

  JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin praised Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Wednesday and expressed support for his recent article strongly criticizing… Read More ›

Israeli Stamps Show The First Torah Scroll Flown In Space

Israeli Stamps Show The First Torah Scroll Flown In Space

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A new set of Israeli stamps shows the first Torah that was flown in space. The commemorative stamps also feature Jeffrey Hoffman,… Read More ›

Lebanese businessman to donate Hitler memorabilia to Jewish foundation

Lebanese businessman to donate Hitler memorabilia to Jewish foundation

Geneva-based magnate buys 600,000 euro worth of Nazi leader’s belongings to ‘keep them out of hands of neo-Nazis’; European Jewish Association lauds act Swiss-Lebanese businessman… Read More ›

UK chief rabbi: What will be the fate of Jews if Labour ‘poison’ comes to power?

UK chief rabbi: What will be the fate of Jews if Labour ‘poison’ comes to power?

Dismissing claim by Corbyn’s party to be working to root out anti-Semitism in its ranks as ‘mendacious fiction,’ Ephraim Mirvis asks: ‘What should we expect… Read More ›

Settlements are illegal, 14 UNSC members tell an isolated US

Settlements are illegal, 14 UNSC members tell an isolated US

The UNSC has held that the Israeli activity over the pre-1967 lines is illegal under international law. This includes activity in east Jerusalem, the Golan… Read More ›

Liberman: Israel on track for 3rd election, Netanyahu, Gantz to blame

Liberman: Israel on track for 3rd election, Netanyahu, Gantz to blame

Yisrael Beytenu leader says Netanyahu made the Likud party ‘slaves’ for the ultra-Orthodox, while the Blue and White leader Gantz failed to accept the president’s… Read More ›

Orthodox Jew Is Running For Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliament Seat

Orthodox Jew Is Running For Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliament Seat

  LONDON (JTA) — As an observant Jew, Yosef David was taught to believe in miracles. That’s a good thing since David, a social worker… Read More ›

Bernie Sanders Writes Essay On Anti-Semitism For Jewish Publication

Bernie Sanders Writes Essay On Anti-Semitism For Jewish Publication

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders published an essay titled “How to Fight Antisemitism” — perhaps his most expansive written consideration of his Jewish identity… Read More ›

Jewish locations in Brooklyn targeted in egging attack

Jewish locations in Brooklyn targeted in egging attack

NYPD said that they have opened an investigation into the attacks on the Boro Park Jewish community and are searching for suspects who are expected… Read More ›

Pompeo in Halle: World Must Work Together to Fight Antisemitism

Pompeo in Halle: World Must Work Together to Fight Antisemitism

“The world must work together against this threat and this vicious attack against religious freedom, and in particular the religious freedom of the Jewish people.”… Read More ›

Israel can’t allow those who call for its destruction to remain

Israel can’t allow those who call for its destruction to remain

Opinion: Some would like to overturn Supreme Court decision to expel human rights activist who repeatedly called for boycott of Jewish state, but it’s clear… Read More ›

Corbyn says UK Jews have nothing to fear from a Labour government

Corbyn says UK Jews have nothing to fear from a Labour government

Ahead of December election, Jewish community mostly refusing to support left-wing party that many claim has become a haven for anti-Semitism   UK Labour Party… Read More ›

Hamas Threatens to Shower Israel with Rockets for 6 Months

Hamas Threatens to Shower Israel with Rockets for 6 Months

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Monday threatened that his group would fire rockets at Israel for six months continuously if the blockade on the Gaza… Read More ›

Yvette Lundy, French Resistance Member Who Helped Jewish Families, Dies At 103

Yvette Lundy, French Resistance Member Who Helped Jewish Families, Dies At 103

  FRANCE (JTA) – Yvette Lundy, a member of the French Resistance who provided false identification papers to Jewish families, has died. She was 103.… Read More ›

Multiple Boro Park Jews Targeted In Friday Night Assaults

Multiple Boro Park Jews Targeted In Friday Night Assaults

BORO PARK — In what has become an all too familiar scenario in New York, multiple Hasidic Jews were attacked on the streets of Boro… Read More ›