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  • Arab rioting spurs third Passover closing of Temple Mount

    27 minutes ago

    The Temple Mount was closed to visitors for a third day during the Passover holiday after Israeli police were attacked by Arab worshippers throwing rocks.

    The April 20 closure came as Christian worshippers and visitors marking Easter filled the Old City of Jerusalem.

    Some 16...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    2 hours ago

    American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg is not optimistic that Iran will abandon its nuclear program. 

    During an April 1 community event with Rabbi David Wolpe titled “Are the United States and Israel on a Collision Course Over Iran?” the national correspondent at The Atlantic and...

  • Katy Perry, bar mitzvah DJ?

    5 hours ago

    Katy Perry has released a new promo video for her new single, “Birthday,” that features the singer as a mistress of disguise.

    Among other birthday-related professionals — an aged dancer named Goldie (for her “golden nuggets”) and a Craigslist birthday clown — Perry dresses as...

  • 3 teen girls arrested for vandalizing Muslim gravestones

    5 hours ago

    Israel Police arrested three teenage Jewish girls for vandalizing a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem.

    On Tuesday night, the girls etched the words “Price Tag” on gravestones at the cemetery located just outside the walls of the Old City, according to news reports. They also spelled...

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  • Surviving survival: How to live life after genocide

    6 hours ago

    April brings many moments for reflection and sorrow. On April 24, 1915, the Armenian Genocide began; the massacres in the killing fields of Cambodia began on April 17, 1975; and on April 7, 1994, the genocide in Rwanda exploded with ferocity that would last for 100 days. Yom...

  • Five years after landmark declaration, Holocaust restitution moves slowly in Eastern Europe

    23 hours ago

    When a 2009 Holocaust-era assets conference concluded with a landmark statement of principles on Holocaust restitution, many restitution advocates had high hopes that a corner had been turned in the struggle for survivor justice.

    The Terezin Declaration, which had the support of...

  • Abbas: Settlement freeze, agreement on borders to extend peace talks

    1 day ago

    The Palestinians would extend the current peace negotiations if Israel agrees to a three-month settlement construction freeze during which the sides would agree on the borders of a future Palestinian state.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli journalists in...

  • Amb. Shapiro: Israelis welcome in the United States

    1 day ago

    The U.S. State Department is working to make tourist visas available for as many Israelis as possible, especially young people, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said.

    “Although two-thirds of young Israeli applicants receive visas, some people have a misconception that young...

  • Israel attacks Gaza sites in response to rocket, bomb attacks

    1 day ago

    Israel’s Air Force bombed three sites in Gaza in response to attacks from Palestinians in the coastal strip.

    Two sites in southern Gaza and one in central Gaza identified by the Israel Defense Forces as “terror activity sites” were targeted Monday “in response to the latest...

  • K.C. suspect said world should be rid of Jews

    2 days ago

    The Missouri white supremacist charged in the Kansas City-area killings told a Manhattan rabbi that “we have to get rid” of every Jew.

    Frazier Glenn Miller, who also goes by Frazier Glenn Cross, called the American Friends of Kiev hotline on March 30 and spoke with Rabbi Menachem...

  • Will Bill Clinton’s grandchildren be Jewish?

    5 days ago

    Chelsea Clinton’s announcement Thursday afternoon that she and Jewish hubby Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child has set off a fairly predictable wave of reactions Jewish-wise, not unlike the interest their 2010 wedding generated.

    Interfaithfamily.com quickly seized the...

  • Gap in peace talks wide, Palestinian official says

    5 days ago

    A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ended without an agreement to resume peace talks, a Palestinian official said.

    The meeting held Thursday in Jerusalem sought a framework that would allow talks to continue for another nine months. It lasted five hours, and the...

  • ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

    5 days ago

    A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities.

    Michael Egan, 31, who was an...

  • DNC chair: Perception of division on Israel within Democratic Party is totally untrue

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    Jewish values and Democratic Party values are in sync; there is no split among elected Democratic officials when it comes to Israel; the rise in anti-Israel movements on American campuses must be fought; and the Republicans are going to give Democrats a run for their money in...

  • Ukraine’s anti-Semitism: Real and not new

    5 days ago

    View more photos from Zhitomir, Ukraine below the article.

    Over the last week there have been disturbing reports out of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, of leaflets being handed out by masked men to worshipers leaving Passover services at the Bet Menakhem-Mendel synagogue.  The...

  • Rouhani: Iran seeks dialogue, not war

    5 days ago

    Striking a moderate tone toward the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a military parade that his country seeks dialogue instead of war.

    Rouhani, speaking Friday in Tehran during a parade celebrating Iran’s National Army Day, said talks between Iran and world powers...

  • Moving and Shaking: Downtown Seder, JQ Int’l gala, Max Spivak named VP, Dr. Ludmila Bess honored

    By Ryan Torok

    5 days ago

    Song, dance and lots of learning marked the Pico Union Project’s Downtown Seder, the second annual pre-Passover celebration by music producer Craig Taubman’s interfaith organization.

    The April 6 event, at the former home of Sinai Temple (1909-1925) and Welsh Presbyterian Church...

  • Charedim demonstrate over arrest of draft-dodging Yeshiva student

    5 days ago

    About 500 Charedi Orthodox men demonstrated in Jerusalem against the arrest of a yeshiva student who ignored a call-up notice for army service. The protesters, who also took to the streets in the predominately Charedi city of Bnei Brak, blocked intersections, set fire to trash bins...

  • Mimouna: In my mind I’ve gone to Marrakech

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    5 days ago

    Tirbah u’tissad — may you prosper and succeed. This Judeo-Arabic blessing is the manner in which North African Jews greet one another just moments after Passover formally ends, on the night we call “Mimouna.”

    For many Jews, the night Passover ends is typically the night to turn...

  • Local rabbis participate in Qatar interfaith dialogue

    By Ryan Torok

    5 days ago

    Two local rabbis were among the approximately 12 Jewish leaders from around the world who took part in last month’s 11th Doha Interfaith Conference in Qatar.

    Rabbi Reuven Firestone, a professor of medieval Judaism and Islam who teaches at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute...

  • Community of Healing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    5 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Each month we receive the Catholic Agitator, the newspaper from The Catholic Worker, an organization started by Dorothy Day. The main articles always deal with some principle of being loyal to God or, in my words, Being on God's Side. This month was about...

  • Selfie Spirituality

    By Danielle Berrin

    6 days ago

    Alan Morinis was an accomplished film producer running a large, publicly traded communications company in Canada, when, one day, his house of cards crumbled.

    “I was selling too many stories,” Morinis told me when we met in a cozy corner of a Hollywood Starbucks not long ago. 

    ...
  • Tijuana to Tefilah

    By Jared Sichel

    6 days ago

    As I stepped out of the van into the chilly, pre-dawn Tijuana air, I could just barely make out the shadows of the pedestrians nearby, all of them stepping over puddles and street trash, walking in the same direction. 

    I watched as two girls, Chaya Leibkinker, 16, and her sister,...

  • After his hunger strike, Alan Gross’ backers ramp up calls for U.S. action

    6 days ago

    Alan Gross did not warn his family he was launching a hunger strike, but hearing the news, they understood why: The Jewish U.S. government subcontractor, languishing since 2009 in a Cuban prison, feels forgotten.

    “We’re asking that the U.S. government do whatever it takes,” Jill...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine: Who is responsible?

    6 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities.

    Though purported authors of the flier described it as a crude attempt to...

  • Fight or flight: The nature of Judaism

    By Tom Tugend

    6 days ago

    On the one hand: Jews and their religion are fiercely militant.

    On the other: The Jewish religion is peaceful and Jews avoid fighting, to the point that they have been derided as cowards or draft dodgers.

    Looking at the three-millennia arc of Jewish history, both statements are...

  • Andrew Garfield says Spiderman is Jewish

    6 days ago

    Andrew Garfield, a British actor most famous for playing the iconic superhero in the most recent run of Spiderman movies, has given us a new Spidey revelation in advance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2″: Peter Parker is totally Jewish.

    “Peter Parker is not a simple dude,” the...

  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    6 days ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Fliers call on Ukrainian Jews to register religion, property

    6 days ago

    Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of fliers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes.

    The fliers were distributed earlier this week in the city, where pro-Russian separatists led by Denis...

  • Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

    6 days ago

    The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Daniel Clevenger, who was elected mayor of Marionville on Tuesday, offered his endorsement of...

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