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In London’s Jewish hub, Brexit jitters are causing a housing slump

In London’s Jewish hub, Brexit jitters are causing a housing slump

Real estate agent Murrey Lee says he has reservations about supporting breakaway from EU in 2016; homeowners concerned, also by possibility of Corbyn soon leading… Read More ›

‘Our enemies may kill our children, but they won’t break us’

‘Our enemies may kill our children, but they won’t break us’

Speaking at a press conference, Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran, parents of premature-born infant, who succumbed to his wounds on Wednesday, say their son succeeded in… Read More ›

The Jewish backstory of the radical gang from Chicago’s Women’s Liberation Union

The Jewish backstory of the radical gang from Chicago’s Women’s Liberation Union

Four feminist icons — Heather Booth, Amy Kesselman, Vivian Rothstein and Naomi Weisstein — are about to get fresh groupies with the publication of Joyce… Read More ›

Portland, OR – Holocaust Survivor Killed By Car While Crossing Street

Portland, OR – Holocaust Survivor Killed By Car While Crossing Street

  Portland, OR –  A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef First Halachic Authority Translated To Amharic

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef First Halachic Authority Translated To Amharic

  Jerusalem – Yalkut Yosef, the halachic work based on the rulings of former Sephardic Chief Rabbi and spiritual leader of the Shas political movement… Read More ›

NY Jewish councilwoman receives hate letter mentioning Pittsburgh shooting

NY Jewish councilwoman receives hate letter mentioning Pittsburgh shooting

Despite feeling targeted, Karen Koslowitz says NYPD told her letter with anti-Semitic slurs is not a hate crime   A Jewish councilwoman from New York… Read More ›

One year on, Trump cheered for embassy move at White House Hanukkah party

One year on, Trump cheered for embassy move at White House Hanukkah party

Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack, calls US president ‘greatest friend Jewish people have ever had’ as candle lit in daughter’s memory… Read More ›

Mexico City – Mexico City’s New Mayor Distances Herself From Her Jewishness — But One Political Rival Doesn’t

Mexico City – Mexico City’s New Mayor Distances Herself From Her Jewishness — But One Political Rival Doesn’t

Mexico City – It was during her ultimately successful campaign for Mexico City mayor that Claudia Sheinbaum made a reference to her Jewish heritage. Speaking… Read More ›

Is the New Israel Fund anti-Zionist?

Is the New Israel Fund anti-Zionist?

Op-ed: The Fund’s CEO, Mickey Gitzin, has in the past denied the organization is anti-Zionist. However, despite withdrawing its support for some pro-BDS groups, the… Read More ›

Haredi IDF enlistment figures revealed

Haredi IDF enlistment figures revealed

The Knesset Research and Information Center’s (RIC) report reveals that the army invests tens of millions of shekels a year in programs that assist lone… Read More ›

‘What a Hanukkah gift’: Bitter PM slams police call to charge him with bribery

‘What a Hanukkah gift’: Bitter PM slams police call to charge him with bribery

Accusing cops of an ongoing witch-hunt, Netanyahu denies deal to help Bezeq boss Elovitch in return for favorable coverage from the businessman’s Walla news site… Read More ›

ANALYSIS: How ‘lonely little’ George H.W. Bush changed the US-Israel relationship

ANALYSIS: How ‘lonely little’ George H.W. Bush changed the US-Israel relationship

The 41st president beat AIPAC, but lost 24% of his Jewish backing after confronting Israel over the settlements; it’s a lesson US leaders since have… Read More ›

Rabbinate publishes list of recognized Diaspora courts

Rabbinate publishes list of recognized Diaspora courts

The struggle for transparency in religious services is beginning to bear fruit: Chief Rabbinate publishes list of foreign rabbinical courts recognized for perforating conversions and… Read More ›

Jewish Groups Split on U.S. Federal Grants for Synagogue Security

Jewish Groups Split on U.S. Federal Grants for Synagogue Security

“Pittsburgh was a very high-profile, historic and disturbing event, so it’s very much part of the conversation,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for the Orthodox… Read More ›

The anti-Semitic propaganda worked on Airbnb

The anti-Semitic propaganda worked on Airbnb

Op-ed: CNN’s poll proves that the anti-Semitic campaign is alive and well, especially when we consider Airbnb’s decision to remove Jewish settlement listings from its… Read More ›

US envoy tells PA to free US citizen arrested for selling Old City home to Jews

US envoy tells PA to free US citizen arrested for selling Old City home to Jews

David Friedman says Issam Akel’s 2-month detention over Jerusalem property deal is ‘antithetical’ to US values and ‘peaceful coexistence’   US Ambassador to Israel David… Read More ›

European Rabbinic Leaders Reject Orthodox, Non-state Conversions in Israel

European Rabbinic Leaders Reject Orthodox, Non-state Conversions in Israel

Conference of European Rabbis makes move in agreement with Chief Rabbinate   The Chief Rabbinate and the Conference of European Rabbis have agreed that rabbis… Read More ›

Top European rabbi urges Israel to end engagement with far-right parties

Top European rabbi urges Israel to end engagement with far-right parties

Pinchas Goldschmidt tells MKs that cozying up to populist groups, if even they espouse pro-Israel views, endangers local Jewish communities   A leading European rabbi… Read More ›

Passengers from Nightmare El Al Flight Demand NIS 9 Million

Passengers from Nightmare El Al Flight Demand NIS 9 Million

  Some 180 passengers on the nightmare El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv last week have demanded monetary compensation from the company… Read More ›

London – Clement Attlee, Postwar Prime Minister Of Britain, Took In A Jewish Child Fleeing The Nazis

London – Clement Attlee, Postwar Prime Minister Of Britain, Took In A Jewish Child Fleeing The Nazis

  London – Clement Attlee, who served as prime minister of Britain in the aftermath of World War II, housed a refugee child who escaped… Read More ›