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A Pillar of Torah Lost as Haifa Chief Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen Passes Away...

3 Elul 5776 – September 6, 2016
A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.

Senior German Lawmaker Says Law of Integration is Solution to Jewish Community Fears

2 Elul 5776 – September 4, 2016
Senior German lawmaker Johannes Kahrs says a Law of Integration would solve the Jewish community fears being fed by recent events escalated by incoming Muslim refugees.

Father of IDF Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, z’l, Dies Waiting for Son’s Body

30 Av 5776 – September 2, 2016
A difficult illness has ended the fierce battle for the return of IDF Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul z'l's body by his father Herzl Shaul, z'l.

Jewish Agency Program Connects Israeli and Diaspora Schools

The Global School Twinning Network was awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize for its work in promoting unity between worldwide Jewish communities and Israeli society.

UK-Based World Jewish Relief Marks 1 Year Aiding More Than 17,500 Refugees

The UK-based Jewish relief organization has helped thousands of refugees in Greece and Turkey, including thousands of children, over the past year.

Jewish Man Arrested for Saying Shema on Temple Mount

29 Av 5776 – September 1, 2016
The young man could have been a Hasid, in which case he may have considered his uttering of the Shema to be part of his morning prayer.

Moshe Wertheim, Owner of Coca Cola Israel, Dies at 86

28 Av 5776 – August 31, 2016
A bulwark in the Israeli business world has passed away: Moshe Wertheim, owner of Coca Cola Israel is dead at 86.

Israeli Ministers Advocate for Better Incorporation of Zionism in School Curriculum

27 Av 5776 – August 30, 2016
Israel's prime minister and education minister agree on the need to instill comprehensive Zionist values in the nation's school curriculum.

211 New Immigrants Flee to Israel From War-Torn Ukraine

More than 200 new immigrants arrived on aliyah from eastern Ukraine, the 19th IFCJ flight since Dec. 2014.

Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

One of Hollywood's finest and funniest comedians has been silenced forever. Gene Wilder passes away at age 83.

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

23 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

Analysis: Leftwing Orthodox Rabbis Attack Trump, Cite the Yerushalmi

17 Av 5776 – August 20, 2016
Frankly, even if one does not support Trump's xenophobic attacks on "Rapist Mexicans" and "the Muslims," a group of 45 learned rabbis could have come up with a more convincing, perhaps intellectually challenging argument.

More Than 100,000 Students in NY Jewish Day Schools, Yeshivot

15 Av 5776 – August 19, 2016
The 2015-2016 school year saw a breakthrough of more than 100,000 students in Jewish schools in New York City.

Crown Heights Jews Remember: Prayers for Yankel Rosenbaum, z’l, Hope for Peace

Australian Professor Norman Rosenbaum visits the scene of his brother's murder in Brooklyn 25 years later, denouncing violence with bereaved father Carmel Cato.

Bennett Relying on Orthodox to Lead Israel’s Jewish Identity Project for Diaspora Youth

13 Av 5776 – August 17, 2016
The fact that the first two of these organizations is completely Orthodox, while the third varies from one campus to another has irked many, in Israel and abroad.

Jewish Actor Fyvush Finkel, 93, Passes Away

12 Av 5776 – August 16, 2016
Famed Jewish actor Philip 'Fyvush' Finkel was born in Brownsville, NY. He brought to life several characters in 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

R. Yisrael Meir Lau Advised PM Begin to Separate Tisha B’Av from Holocaust Remembrance...

11 Av 5776 – August 14, 2016
'Let each stand as a unique holiday and let Tisha B'Av stand as the national day of mourning.'

Jewish UK Labour Peer Threatens to Quit If Corbyn Re-Elected

7 Av 5776 – August 10, 2016
British Jews are outraged over the internal Labour Party inquiry results on racism and anti-Semitism among the ranks.

Orthodox Jewish Teen Girl to Try for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A young Orthodox Jewish athlete from New York has her sights set on qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Last Survivor of Sobibor Death Camp, Philip Bialowitz, obm, Passes Away

5 Av 5776 – August 9, 2016
The last Polish Jew who managed to survive the Sobibor Nazi death camp has passed away at the age of 90.

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