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‘Jewish Oprah’ turns page from Jewish book counsil

‘Jewish Oprah’ turns page from Jewish book counsil

Carolyn Starman Hessel joined the New York-based Jewish Book Council in 1994. Since then, she’s been called the “Jewish Oprah” for her ability to help authors… Read More ›

Jewish little boy raises $1 million to help his ill friend

Jewish little boy raises $1 million to help his ill friend

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the… Read More ›

Bnei Brak – Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Consider Bigger Role For Women

Bnei Brak – Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Consider Bigger Role For Women

Bnei Brak – A struggle for women’s rights is brewing within Israel’s deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community. Women, who have largely been shut out of politics,… Read More ›

Jordan – Prisoner Swap Could Be Possible With ISIS For Captured Jordanian Pilot

Jordan – Prisoner Swap Could Be Possible With ISIS For Captured Jordanian Pilot

Jordan –  According to a report in the Arab press, a prisoner exchange may be in the cards for a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic… Read More ›

Tehran – Iran Expands ‘Smart Filter’ Internet Censorship To Facebook

Tehran – Iran Expands ‘Smart Filter’ Internet Censorship To Facebook

Tehran – On Friday Iran said it is going to expand what it calls “smart filtering” of the Internet, a policy of censoring undesirable content… Read More ›

New York – In Broad, Thinly Traded Rally, Wall Street Hits Records

New York – In Broad, Thinly Traded Rally, Wall Street Hits Records

New York – Though trading was light with many traders still out for the Christmas holiday, U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with major indexes hitting… Read More ›

Cairo –  Search For Bodies Of 22 Missing IDF Soldiers In Egypt By Israeli Delegation

Cairo – Search For Bodies Of 22 Missing IDF Soldiers In Egypt By Israeli Delegation

Cairo – Sources quoted by the Egyptian media said, an Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo early Thursday morning in an attempt to find the remains… Read More ›

Jordan – Father Of Pilot Captured By Islamic State Pleads For Release

Jordan – Father Of Pilot Captured By Islamic State Pleads For Release

Jordan – The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, speaking… Read More ›

Saudi Arabia – Women Drivers Being Sent To Terrorism Court

Saudi Arabia – Women Drivers Being Sent To Terrorism Court

Saudi Arabia – On Thursday, two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban to keep females from driving were referred… Read More ›

Tehran –  In Massive Six-Day Drill Iran Will Show Off Military Prowess

Tehran – In Massive Six-Day Drill Iran Will Show Off Military Prowess

Tehran – Iran’s Press TV reports that they will began a six-day, wide-scale military drill on Thursday that will span an area of 2.2 million… Read More ›

Washington – After Six Years In White House Obama Personal Chef To Hang Up Apron

Washington – After Six Years In White House Obama Personal Chef To Hang Up Apron

Washington – The White House chef is stepping down.  Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the… Read More ›

Tel Aviv – Thousands Of Ukrainians Take Refuge In Israel Fleeing Civil War

Tel Aviv – Thousands Of Ukrainians Take Refuge In Israel Fleeing Civil War

Tel Aviv – Amid loud Hebrew music and green-clad soldiers waving Israeli flags, they streamed off the shuttle buses into Terminal One of Ben-Gurion Airport,… Read More ›

Paris – After Bullet Crashes Through Synagogue Window In Belleville, French Police Search For Suspects

Paris – After Bullet Crashes Through Synagogue Window In Belleville, French Police Search For Suspects

Paris – A bullet fired from an air gun crashed through a window of a Paris synagogue’s office. French police reportedly are searching for two… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Israel Official: Settlement Funding Up Before Vote A Political Ploy?

Jerusalem – Israel Official: Settlement Funding Up Before Vote A Political Ploy?

Jerusalem – In what opponents view as a political ploy aimed at gaining favor with hard-line voters, Israel’s outgoing government is pumping millions of dollars… Read More ›

American Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas

American Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas

For many Jewish Americans, the night before Christmas conjures up visions, not of sugar plums, but plum sauce slathered over roast duck or an overstocked… Read More ›

Jews can’t be true Swedes unless they abandon their religion

Jews can’t be true Swedes unless they abandon their religion

A far-right Swedish Member of Parliament said last week that Jewish people can’t be true Swedes unless they abandon their religion. Björn Söder, the deputy… Read More ›

Rockland County, NY – Third Teen Charged With Hate Crime In Black Friday Mall Assault Spree

Rockland County, NY – Third Teen Charged With Hate Crime In Black Friday Mall Assault Spree

Rockland County, NY -18 year old Florend Gjevukaj of Yonkers, the third suspect sought by police in connection with an early morning Black Friday assault… Read More ›

Paris – Man Rams Van Into Market In France Shouting “Allahu Akbar” , Injures 10

Paris – Man Rams Van Into Market In France Shouting “Allahu Akbar” , Injures 10

Paris – An official at the local prefecture told Reuters, a  man driving a van ploughed into a crowd strolling through a Christmas market in… Read More ›

Ukraine- Rebel Leader Claims Dozens of Israelis fighting

Ukraine- Rebel Leader Claims Dozens of Israelis fighting

In an interview with a Russian Jewish media outlet earlier this month.A senior leader of the Moscow- backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine revealed that he… Read More ›

Cuban Jews And What To Expect

Cuban Jews And What To Expect

The United States and Cuba appear to be opening a new — and warmer — chapter in their relationship with the negotiated release of American… Read More ›