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“Judaism and Constitutional Law” conference

“Judaism and Constitutional Law” conference

Most academic conferences don’t feature scholars reading their bar mitzvah speeches, playfully referring to each other with rabbinic titles, or reminiscing about the influence of… Read More ›

Russian-Jewish school in San Francisco might close

Aleph Bet School, an after-school and weekend program in San Francisco that caters to Russian Jewish families, might close or relocate due to a dispute… Read More ›

First same-sex couple gets married in London

Two men who tied the knot at Finchley Reform Synagogue on Sunday have spoken about how they became the first couple to celebrate their same-sex marriage in… Read More ›

Jewish students’ difficulties draw notice of Knesset panel

Jewish students’ difficulties draw notice of Knesset panel

The debate over how inclusive organized American Jewry should be of organizations diverging from the mainstream made its way to the Knesset on Monday, with… Read More ›

Prisoner shoes stolen from Warsaw Nazi Museum

Prisoner shoes stolen from Warsaw Nazi Museum

Nazi Death Camp Museum officials reported that eight shoes belonging to prisoners came up missing, and are presumed stolen. Police have launched an investigation into… Read More ›

Jewish charity wins faith community award

Jewish charity wins faith community award

The work of the charity René Cassin, which is a Jewish voice for human rights, has been recognised at a major conference of faith-based and… Read More ›

Fifth national convention of France’s Jews

PARIS (JTA) — Shadowed by two bodyguards, Hassen Chalghoumi — a target of numerous anti-Semitic attacks in recent years — mingled with friends and colleagues at the… Read More ›

‘Jewish State Bill’ is approved

‘Jewish State Bill’ is approved

The cabinet voted in favor of the controversial “Jewish state bill,” with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday. “People… Read More ›

International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries

5,200 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinic emissaries and communal leaders from over 80 countries, hailing from as far away as Bangkok and Congo (and as close as the… Read More ›

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 ›