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Teen dies of injuries from lightning strike near Ashkelon

Teen dies of injuries from lightning strike near Ashkelon

14-year-old Asher Hazut from Be’er Sheva was critically injured when the lightning hit him and four other family members as they took a Sukkot trip… Read More ›

Trio win Nobel Prize in economics for work on poverty

Trio win Nobel Prize in economics for work on poverty

Michael Kremer, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo receive award ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’; Duflo becomes second ever female winner   STOCKHOLM… Read More ›

Florida Jury Finds Hit-Man Guilty In Murder Of Jewish Law Professor

Florida Jury Finds Hit-Man Guilty In Murder Of Jewish Law Professor

  TALLAHASSEE (JTA) — A Tallahassee, Florida jury has found a man guilty in the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor shot outside… Read More ›

Germany Seeks To Reassure Rattled Jews After Holy Day Attack

Germany Seeks To Reassure Rattled Jews After Holy Day Attack

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Top German officials headed Thursday to the scene of an attack on a synagogue in the city of Halle, seeking to… Read More ›

Despite doomsday predictions, US Jewish community grew 10% in last seven years

Despite doomsday predictions, US Jewish community grew 10% in last seven years

New survey shows America’s estimated 7.5 million Jews are older, whiter and more liberal than country as a whole, and US has larger Jewish population… Read More ›

Tens Of Thousands Of Jews Pray At The Kotel On Eve Of Yom Kippur

Tens Of Thousands Of Jews Pray At The Kotel On Eve Of Yom Kippur

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — Tens of thousands of Jewish worshippers gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for the final selichot, or penitential prayers, before… Read More ›

Opinion: Yom Kippur 5780: An Opportunity to Choose Life

Opinion: Yom Kippur 5780: An Opportunity to Choose Life

“The basic question is this: Given human nature, are any of us really capable of change?…   Sue Grafton opens her detective novel, R is… Read More ›

Who should and who shouldn’t fast on Yom Kippur?

Who should and who shouldn’t fast on Yom Kippur?

Ahead of the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar many are unaware whether fasting is healthy for them; how should we take our medication;… Read More ›

Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur

Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur

Airports, public transport cease operations, radio and television broadcasts go quiet and roads empty ahead of 25- hour Day of Atonement; IDF imposes closure on… Read More ›

Is Israel facing the biggest conflict since Yom Kippur War?

Is Israel facing the biggest conflict since Yom Kippur War?

Opinion: Israel’s next war will be the inevitable fight against Iran and its regional proxies, with thousands of rockets bombarding us from Gaza, Iran, Iraq,… Read More ›

Josh Gondelman is the nicest guy in comedy

Josh Gondelman is the nicest guy in comedy

The comedian’s book, ‘Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results,’ out this past Tuesday, draws on Judaism to illustrate the contrast between ‘niceness’… Read More ›

The Women’s March Persistent Anti-Semitism Problem

The Women’s March Persistent Anti-Semitism Problem

  NEW YORK (VosIzNeias) — After the Women’s March finally took action against their antisemitic board members, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland, by… Read More ›

Israel’s right-wing is repeating mistakes of defeated left

Israel’s right-wing is repeating mistakes of defeated left

Opinion: By representing the entire right-wing, Netanyahu is hampering coalition building with Blue and White and is dragging the country to the extremes; this is… Read More ›

Israel Police must protect Arab citizens too

Israel Police must protect Arab citizens too

Opinion: Israel’s largest minority has lost faith in almost every aspect of their lives as widespread use of illegal guns makes every disagreement potentially deadly;… Read More ›

What it’s like growing up as a hidden Jew in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq

What it’s like growing up as a hidden Jew in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq

Ceen Gabbai survived 2003 invasion, received asylum in US; in home country, family had to move 5 times due to anti-Semitism, but her Muslim friends… Read More ›

Reliving the massacre every minute, Pittsburgh survivors struggle a year later

Reliving the massacre every minute, Pittsburgh survivors struggle a year later

As first anniversary of Oct. 27 synagogue massacre nears and congregations try to get through High Holidays, community starts to figure out how to move… Read More ›

Sleeping Hasidic Man Has ‘Palestine’ Sticker Placed Over His Mouth On Metro

Sleeping Hasidic Man Has ‘Palestine’ Sticker Placed Over His Mouth On Metro

UNITED KINGDOM (VosIzNeias) — Nottingham Trent University has been made aware of an apparent hate crime and have since suspended the student from it’s campus.… Read More ›

Emily Weiss: This Is About Beauty

Emily Weiss: This Is About Beauty

#41: Emily Weiss   Since a young age, Emily Weiss has expressed a love for fashion and cosmetics. She was focused on becoming a beauty… Read More ›

Hamas chief warns Israel over terror suspect hospitalized after interrogation

Hamas chief warns Israel over terror suspect hospitalized after interrogation

Ismail Haniyeh says Jewish state responsible for Samer Arbid’s life, vows security prisoners won’t be left ‘to the Zionist sadism’   Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh… Read More ›

When Israel’s right-wing courted the Arab vote

When Israel’s right-wing courted the Arab vote

Opinion: At the beginning of the 60s, when all the Arabs under Israeli rule had the right to vote, Menachen Begin chased them with sweet… Read More ›