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  • UN’s Ban to speak at Manhattan synagogue’s Shabbat service

    3 days ago

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at a Shabbat service at an Orthodox synagogue in New York.

    The service this Saturday at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan is in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed around the world last...

  • In letter to Khamenei, House Republicans seek travel to Iran

    3 days ago

    Republicans lawmakers are reaching out to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, once again. But unlike Senator Tom Cotton’s letter warning the Iranian leader about signing the nuclear deal, this letter is actually a request for a visa to travel to Iran. 

    On Thursday,...

  • With a nod to Silicon Valley, new ADL chief courts digital natives

    3 days ago

    Framed by a slide of two young guys in jeans and tees playing ping-pong on the Facebook campus, Jonathan Greenblatt described an event hosted by the social media behemoth in Palo Alto, California, the week before.

    “Some of the stuff we’ve done has been really exciting, like in...

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft to receive honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University

    3 days ago

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a noted philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University.

    Kraft, a noted philanthropist, also will deliver the keynote address at the New York Jewish school’s 85th commencement ceremony at Madison Square Garden in...

  • Poor Orthodox Brides May Suffer from Losing Planned Parenthood Clinics

    By Pini Herman

    3 days ago

    The targeting of Planned Parenthood has quickly shown it's consequences on poor women in the rise of unplanned pregnancies.  

    While Haredi and other Jewish Orthodox groups often reject birth control, there is one area where Orthodox Jewish brides do engage in an  innovative use...

  • Australian stationery chain recalling globes that excluded Israel, included Palestine

    3 days ago

    An Australian stationery chain has recalled globes that omitted Israel, labeling its location Palestine.

    The globe, sold by the brand Typo, used a numbered key to label smaller countries in which a name could not fit. Israel is included in the number key, but Palestine is written...

  • Two 13-year-old Arab-Israeli girls stab security guard

    3 days ago

    Two Arab-Israeli teenage girls stabbed a security guard near the Ramle central bus station, police said.

    The girls, 13, reportedly pulled kitchen knives out of a school backpack and began stabbing the guard, 27, when he asked them for identification. He was taken to a nearby...

  • Upstate NY village settles lawsuit alleging voter fraud against Hasidic residents

    3 days ago

    An upstate New York village will appoint an election monitor after settling a lawsuit that accused its board of elections of attempting to cancel the voter registrations of some 160 Hasidic Jewish residents.

    Ten residents of the Catskills village of Bloomingburg, New York, which...

  • Ex-Shas chief on Western Wall agreement: A ‘horrible disaster’

    3 days ago

    A former head of the Shas Sephardic Orthodox party slammed the Israeli Cabinet’s approval to expand the egalitarian section of the Western Wall, joining several politicians who have ridiculed the deal and liberal movements of Judaism.

    “This is a horrible disaster and an attack on...

  • Detention of hunger-striking Palestinian journalist suspended

    3 days ago

    Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the administrative detention of a Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike for 72 days.

    The court said it was suspending the detention of Muhammad al-Qiq in reaction to Qiq’s poor health due to his hunger strike. Last week his...

  • Jewish hotspots during Brazil’s blockbuster Carnival season

    3 days ago

    Brazilians know how to party. Nowhere is that more obvious than at Carnival, Brazil’s most popular celebration festively combining its rich and multi-ethnic melting pot. It’s also one of the world’s largest multi-day celebrations, when ecstatic crowds enjoy fabulous samba parades...

  • Shkreli insults Congress on Twitter after refusing to testify

    3 days ago

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli on Thursday called members of Congress "imbeciles" on Twitter, moments after he refused to testify before a House of Representatives committee on why his company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000...

  • Obama mosque visit sends message of standing for religious diversity

    3 days ago

    An Orthodox Union official said a visit by President Barack Obama to a Baltimore mosque was an appropriate message embracing diversity.

    “George W. Bush went to a mosque a few days after 9-11 to send the message the United States should stand by principles of religious diversity...

  • Super Bowl 50: Denver, Charlotte rabbis each wager theirs is the chosen team

    3 days ago

    When the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, only one team will emerge victorious. But two rabbis are giving the nation’s most-watched sporting event a win-win outcome.

    Rabbi Judith Schindler of Temple Beth El in Charlotte and Rabbi Joe Black of...

  • FailedMessiah blogger signs off after 12 years of haredi muckraking

    3 days ago

    FailedMessiah, a blog that exposes scandals in the haredi Orthodox community, will cease publishing in its current form after 12 years.

    The blog’s publisher and writer, Shmarya Rosenberg, said in a farewell post Tuesday titled “Goodbye And Thank You All” that he was leaving “to...

  • Israel education needs coaches instead of cheerleaders

    3 days ago

    Imagine you’re playing in the Super Bowl. Would you rather have the encouragement of an enthusiastic cheerleader or the guidance of a skilled coach? 

    The field of Israel education is crowded with cheerleaders. Believing that it is their responsibility to champion Israel, teachers...

  • Jewish teen sentenced to life, accomplice to 21 years in killing of Palestinian 16-year-old

    3 days ago

    A Jewish teen was sentenced to life in prison and a second teen to 21 years for kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teen by burning him to death.

    The sentences were handed down Thursday afternoon in Jerusalem District Court, where the teens were found guilty in November. They...

  • The norm, not the exception

    3 days ago

    Last month, I was honored to be included on the Jewish Journal’s mensch list, and what’s more, I was featured on the cover. The headline read “Not a Typical Persian Girl,” a title I’ve been introduced with just as many times as “executive director.” As you read the artfully written...

  • Sanders discusses faith, Clinton grapples with rabbi’s question on humility

    3 days ago

    At a New Hampshire town hall meeting, Bernie Sanders described himself as a man of faith and Hillary Rodham Clinton opened up to a rabbi about her insecurities.

    Wednesday’s town hall in Derry, broadcast live and moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, came six days before the New...

  • New Hampshire diary: An evening with Christie, Trump and imaginary Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Christie vs. Rubio

    Tuesday evening in New Hampshire. A busy evening for Presidential candidates, a busy one for those following them. And it all begins with a dilemma, not unlike that of NH voters: whom should I go see tonight? My choice: see Chris Christie as an early show and...

  • Kasich defends Israel’s settlement policy

    3 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addressed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the U.S.-Israel relationship in great detail on the campaign trail Wednesday afternoon, a rarity in his over 90 campaign appearances in New Hampshire.

    During a business forum in...

  • The Kotel compromise: Recognizing there is more than one way to be a Jew

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    3 days ago

    Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” In the case of the recently announced historic victory regarding egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (the Western Wall), it was...

  • Mixed emotions about the Kotel compromise

    3 days ago

    What’s the definition of mixed emotions, asks the old gag line: Finding out that your business competitor and rival has just driven off a cliff — in your new Lamborghini. 

    The Orthodox community has to greet news of the Kotel agreement similarly. We can hope that it will bring...

  • The Kotel compromise: A time for rejoicing

    3 days ago

    The time for singing has come …

    It is a time for singing and rejoicing! 

    The historic vote by the Israeli Cabinet to create and fund an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel, and the ongoing negotiations by the Reform movement in Israel and the United States are cause for...

  • The Kotel decision: A Sephardic Jew responds

    3 days ago

    Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Kotel had no barrier separating the sexes. It was an open place of prayer, spirituality and meditation for all Jews. Those were the days when Jews were not branded by denominations. Somehow, this ancient, sacred space was transformed into a...

  • At the Kotel, at last

    3 days ago

    I’m one of those fortunate people who gets to be in Israel for 10 days each year. I meet with the Ziegler rabbinical students studying there during their third year of our program, teach at various yeshivot, interview prospective students and meet with Masorti (Conservative)...

  • After Kotel compromise, dramatic changes still needed

    3 days ago

    There is much to rejoice over when considering the details of the Kotel compromise agreement. For the first time, there is going to be a section of this ancient site open to egalitarian and non-Orthodox worship alternatives, as well as partnership and women’s minyanim. It’s the...

  • Meeting of the minds at Limmud FSU event

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    As a large crowd celebrated Havdalah by dancing around a fire pit in the courtyard of the Westin Pasadena hotel, Hollywood animator and director Saul Blinkoff said he was inspired by the diversity of attendees at the Jan. 29-31 Limmud FSU West Coast, a learning conference organized...

  • The Jewish stars, creators and themes of winter TV

    4 days ago

    Whether on camera or behind the scenes, Jewish talent and topics are evident all over television these days in series and specials on broadcast networks, cable and streaming services. 

    Two decades after the O.J. Simpson murder case captivated — and divided — the country, FX...

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