Jewish Journal

Paris victims’ families charged for Jerusalem funerals


2 weeks ago

Har HaMenuchot cemetery, where the victims of the Hyper Cacher attack were buried. Image via Wikipedia

Israel’s burial association charged each of the families of the Paris kosher supermarket victims nearly $13,000 for their Jerusalem burial plots and funerals.

The charges were levied by... read full article

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    Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

    Yoav Hattab, 21; Philippe Braham, 45;  Yohan Cohen, 22; and Francois-Michel Saada, 64, were buried Tuesday at the Givat Shaul Cemetery. They were killed Jan. 9 at the...

  • Jewish victims of Paris attacks buried in Jerusalem

    by Luke Baker, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Four French Jews killed in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris were buried in Jerusalem on Tuesday before thousands of French and Israeli mourners, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying they had been returned to their "true home".

    In an emotional ceremony at a...

  • Palestinian activist critical of UNRWA

    by Jacob Wirtschafter

    3 weeks ago

    The 65-year-old United Nations agency charged with providing humanitarian services to Palestinian refugees and their descendants has long been a target for criticism from Jewish and pro-Israel groups. Now its most vociferous critics include a prominent Palestinian.

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  • Social justice group brings Birthright youth to South Tel Aviv

    By Simone Wilson

    3 weeks ago

    One muggy afternoon in December, a tour bus carrying a football team’s worth of young Los Angeles Jews pulled up to a dirty curb in South Tel Aviv. It was their fourth day of Birthright, and they were scheduled for a tour of Tel Aviv’s notorious bottom half. 

    After they exited...

  • Transgender woman denied access to Western Wall


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    A transgender woman was denied access to both the women’s and men’s sections of the Western Wall.

    Kay Long, who designs wedding dresses, evening gowns and costumes, on Monday visited the Western Wall with a friend visiting from Madrid.

    When she approached the women’s section...

  • Winter storm socks Israel, causes deadly car accident


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    A winter storm that closed the main roads into Jerusalem and schools throughout Israel caused a deadly car accident.

    Many Israelis awoke Wednesday morning to freezing temperatures and snow as the storm moved in late the previous night. Snow covered the Golan and heavy rain socked...

  • Moshe Feiglin leaving Likud


    3 weeks ago

    Moshe Feiglin said he is quitting the Likud Party after failing to secure a realistic spot on the candidates’ list for the March elections.

    Feiglin, a Likud member since 2005 and a Knesset lawmaker since 2013, finished 36th on the Likud list in voting held by party members last...

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