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  • Study: N.Y., Boston and Miami are America’s 3 most Jewish cities

    3 hours ago

    New York, Boston and Miami are the three most Jewish cities per capita in the country, according to a new analysis of data gathered last year by the Public Religion Research Institute.

    Eight percent of New York City residents are Jewish, followed by Boston at 6 percent and Miami...

  • On Adam Schiff and Iran

    4 hours ago

    Arnold Steinberg is a political strategist and analyst, the author of graduate texts on politics and media, and an expert on political campaigns.’ He also has been involved in foreign policy and national security.

    I have just read the statement by Congressman Adam Schiff in...

  • Jury keeps death penalty as possibility for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

    6 hours ago

    James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.

    After deliberating for less than half a day, the panel of nine women and three men said they had concluded unanimously that the aggravating factors outweighed the mitigating ones. If just one juror had found that they did not, the 27-year-old Holmes would have received a life sentence with no chance of parole.

  • U.S. Democrats see ‘fire wall’ holding to preserve Iran deal

    6 hours ago

    U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition by majority Republicans and a massive lobbying drive.

    By the time the House of Representatives recessed for the summer...

  • Artist paints over anti-Semitic graffiti on Berlin Wall monument

    By JNi.media

    6 hours ago

    Gunther Schaefer, who painted “Vaterland” an image of the German flag with a Star of David painted on it, has covered the anti-Semitic graffiti and the hate slogans that marred the mural on the East Side gallery of the wall.

    The graffiti appeared on Friday, and Schaefer says his...

  • Police reform isn’t always about confrontation

    6 hours ago

    On May 20, 2014, two Salinas police officers shot and killed 44-year-old Carlos Mejia on Del Monte Avenue in the city’s east side. Within hours, a cell phone video was posted to YouTube that shows Mejia walking down the sidewalk and turning toward the police. You hear the sound of...

  • Israel will allow harsher interrogations of Jewish militant suspects

    7 hours ago

    Israel will allow harsher interrogations of suspected Jewish militants, and possibly let security services violently shake detainees, following a deadly West Bank arson attack blamed on ultra-nationalists, a minister said on Monday.

    The announcement came a day after the...

  • Massive Jerusalem fire deliberately set

    7 hours ago

    A fire that caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents of a Jerusalem neighborhood and nearby Moshav and burned more than 70 acres was found to be deliberately set.

    The remains of two firebombs were found near where Sunday’s fire was believed to have started, the Times of...

  • Congressman Adam Schiff, a Jewish Democrat, announces he will support Iran deal

    By Aron Chilewich

    8 hours ago

    Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles congressman who serves as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, announced Monday morning that he plans to support the Iran nuclear deal. Schiff, who is Jewish with a record of strong support for Israel, serves a district that stretches...

  • Memorial held for teen killed in gay pride parade stabbing

    8 hours ago

    Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem for a memorial to Shira Banki, the teen who died from injuries suffered in a knife attack at the city’s gay pride parade.

    Friends and supporters of Banki and the LGBTQ community held the tribute on Sunday night in Zion Square. Banki, 16, a high...

  • After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough

    9 hours ago

    The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha.

    Some 100 Jewish visitors trudged hesitantly under the banner and into the house on Sunday to pay respects...

  • TLV’s Newest Ranking, 12 Impossible Inventions and More -  This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    9 hours ago

    Tel Aviv Ranked Best Place to Launch Tech Start-Up Outside US

    The seaside city of Tel Aviv is the best place to launch a tech start-up outside the United States, a global ranking of for high-tech hubs compiled by San Francisco-based business intelligence firm Compass.Above Tel...

  • Fighting Jewish terrorism is the burden of the right

    By Shmuel Rosner

    13 hours ago


    Any decent person – any decent Israeli – any decent supporter of Israel – must respond with horror to the two violent events that occurred in Israel last week. Any decent person should be disgusted by the brutal murder of a Palestinian infant in what seems to be an attack by...

  • 50 LA Rabbis Call to Congress: “A Responsibility to do Better”

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    Fifty of the most prominent Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Independent rabbis in Los Angeles have signed this letter to congress and the senate. Please read their letter and share it with your friends. They are unified on this issue:  "we strongly support and heed the Jewish...

  • Actor Jason Segel opens up about childhood as Jewish outsider

    3 days ago

    Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of  “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.

    Segel sat down for the Monday podcast ahead of the release of film “The...

  • More than 100 headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

    3 days ago

    A historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalized, with 124 of its headstones knocked over.

    The caretaker of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery discovered the toppled tombstones Thursday morning, NBC Philadelphia reported.

    Johnny Gibson, who has worked at...

  • Canada purchases Iron Dome technology

    3 days ago

    Canada’s defense forces are purchasing Israeli Iron Dome technology.

    The Canadian defense ministry on Wednesday announced the purchase of 10 radar systems for $187 million from Rheinmetall, a German contractor, working with ELTA, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries,...

  • White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

    3 days ago

    Got questions about the Iran nuclear deal? Too bad, if you were an AIPAC activist at a briefing this week with top Obama administration officials.

    At the briefing Wednesday, Howard Kohr, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee director, stopped his activists from asking...

  • After years of trying, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

    3 days ago

    Mark Zuckerberg is getting ready to update the family section of his Facebook page.

    In a revealing post on his personal account Friday, the Facebook founder announced that after three miscarriages, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child.


  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    3 days ago

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • West Bank settlements hit by fires in suspected Palestinian revenge attacks

    3 days ago

    Dozens of residents of a West Bank settlement were evacuated from their homes after inhaling smoke from a brush fire suspected of being set by Palestinians.

    Thirty residents of Beit Hagai, a settlement in the Hebron Hills, were treated for smoke inhalation Friday, the Jerusalem...

  • Judge upholds sentence of mikvah-peeping rabbi, Barry Freundel

    3 days ago

    A judge upheld the six-and-a-half-year prison sentence of Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi who secretly videotaped dozens of women undressing in the mikvah.

    The ruling Friday came in response to Freundel’s appeal of the sentence levied in May after he pleaded guilty to...

  • Jewish terror draws Netanyahu’s focus homeward

    3 days ago

    Ahead of what may be the toughest diplomatic battle of his career, a final bid to kill the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suddenly found himself facing down a terrorist threat – apparently from Jews.

    The flow of Iran messaging from the Prime...

  • Assailant in Jerusalem LGBT parade stabbing deemed fit for trial

    3 days ago

    The Charedi Orthodox man charged with stabbing six participants in the Jerusalem Pride Parade has been deemed psychologically fit to stand trial.

    [Community reactions to the attack]

    Yishai Schlissel, who is in police custody, was found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric...

  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    3 days ago

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • Accepting the deal and protecting Israel

    3 days ago

    Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. Many groups are devoting significant time and resources to opposing the  agreement and attempting to prevent its approval by Congress out of a ...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Va’etchanan with Rabbi Gary Pokras

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Gary Pokras, Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, NY. After being ordained at the Hebrew Union College Campus in New York, Rabbi Pokras served as associate rabbi at Temple Beth Zion from 1999 to 2002.  He then left to assume the pulpit at Temple...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade attack

    4 days ago

    Members of the Jewish community respond to an attack on the Jerusalam Gay Pride parade on July 30.

    Rabbi Laura Geller / Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

    I was one of the thousands of people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade on Tu B’Av (the fifteenth of Av), a little known Jewish...


    4 days ago

    “The tongue is more deadly than the pen and the sword”

    So far in the series we’ve heard from a Palestinian activist and an orthodox Jew, but there’s more to this thin strip of land than Jews and Arabs. In episode 3 Mike travels to the desert town of Dimona where a group of...

  • Cancer, Scars & Feeling Sexy

    By Ilana Angel

    4 days ago

    I had surgery this week to remove a smidge of cancer. I say smidge because I think the word mass is offensive. It was not a mass, simply a smidge, and it was not Cancer with a capital C, simply cancer. Cancer is a horrible beast but I have decided to not give her any power. A silly...

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