World Jewish News

Edelstein shares his thoughts back 30 years when he lived in the Soviet Union

Edelstein shares his thoughts back 30 years when he lived in the Soviet Union

Israel’s Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein will deliver the keynote address at this week’s Kinus Hashluchim, the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, which takes… Read More ›

Anti-Jewish sentiment on campus at Wellesley College

Anti-Jewish sentiment on campus at Wellesley College

(Haaretz) — Soon after the new school year got underway at Wellesley College, posters bearing the images of Palestinian children who were killed or wounded during… Read More ›

A leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta group was beaten up by Muslim men

A leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta group was beaten up by Muslim men

A leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta group, which is a fierce anti-Zionist organization, was beaten by a group of Muslim men in Holland.… Read More ›

Security is increased around synagogues

New York City increased its police presence at synagogues and other locations in the wake of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four… Read More ›

Orthodox Jewish man attacked at Brooklyn train station

Orthodox Jewish man attacked at Brooklyn train station

Three brutes beat a man while hurling anti-Semitic insults at him at a Brooklyn train station, cops said Tuesday. The 53-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was… Read More ›

Israeli CEOs open London Stock Exchange

Israeli CEOs open London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange was today opened by a delegation of chief executives of Israeli companies and UK ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould. The Israeli… Read More ›

Attack at Jerusalem synagogue

Attack at Jerusalem synagogue

At least four people were killed Tuesday morning in a terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem, according to Magen David Adom. Eight other people… Read More ›

Warner Brothers optioned Rabbi David’s new book, “David: The Divided Heart”

Warner Brothers optioned Rabbi David’s new book, “David: The Divided Heart”

Rabbi David Wolpe of L.A.’s Sinai Temple was pleasantly surprised when the call came that Warner Bros., along with Gulfstream Pictures, was optioning his new… Read More ›

Jews and non-Jews join in historic project

Jews and non-Jews join in historic project

The small group of American tourists followed their guide into the main square of Kazimierz, the historic Jewish district in Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city. “Before… Read More ›

Republican Landslide Forces Jewish Activists To Downsize Goals

Republican Landslide Forces Jewish Activists To Downsize Goals

After sounding a collective oy vey over the Republican landslide, Jewish communal activists began looking for ways to make lemonade out of what they perceive… Read More ›

Concerns Over European Anti-Semitism

Concerns Over European Anti-Semitism

Antwerp – The stabbing of a Belgian Jew in the neck on Saturday has led to increased calls for action against rising anti-Semitism in Europe,… Read More ›

Jewish Day School Enrollment Spikes

Jewish Day School Enrollment Spikes

More American Jews are sending their children to Orthodox day schools, as total enrollment is up 12 percent from 2008, according to statistics from a… Read More ›

Holocaust Survivor Plays For Crowd At Lincoln Center

Holocaust Survivor Plays For Crowd At Lincoln Center

Emily Kessler, a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, treated 350 guests to a stringed instrument concert on Monday at Lincoln Center.  Kessler, who escaped the Nazi invasion… Read More ›

Jewish Family Reunited With Family Jewels After World War II

A Dutch historical society returned jewels to a Jewish family on Thursday who had given them to neighbors before the Nazis forced them out of… Read More ›

Bronx Woman Awarded For Rescuing Jews During World War II

Bronx Woman Awarded For Rescuing Jews During World War II

Bronx resident Berta Davidovitz Rubinsztejn was awarded the Jewish Rescuers Citation by B’Nai B’Rith on Thursday for helping Jews out of Nazi-occupied Hungary during World… Read More ›

Most American Jews Approve Of Obama, Vote Democrat

The Republicans may have swept the midterm congressional elections, but Jews still largely identify as Democrat, despite the party’s lean towards supporting Palestine. Out of… Read More ›

France’s Ruling Party Pushes Country To Recognize Palestinian State

France’s Ruling Party Pushes Country To Recognize Palestinian State

The Socialist party ruling in France wants parliament to follow in the footsteps of Sweden and Britain and recognize a Palestinian state, an attempt to… Read More ›

Kerry Condemns Palestinian Motorist Attack

Kerry Condemns Palestinian Motorist Attack

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that “‘atrocities’” such as the second vehicular terrorist attack in less than two weeks in Jerusalem, would further… Read More ›

Paris Kosher Market Arsonist Sentenced To Four Years

Paris Kosher Market Arsonist Sentenced To Four Years

The 27-year-old who set fire to a kosher supermarket in Paris during a July 20 anti-Israel riot received a four-year prison sentence on Wednesday, almost… Read More ›

Jewish Tombstones Desecrated in Norway Cemetery

Jewish Tombstones Desecrated in Norway Cemetery

Several tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Trondheim-a town in the north of Norway were vandalized last week, a Jewish newspaper reported on Wednesday. Someone… Read More ›