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Fire Started Mysteriously in Historic Landmark Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side

20 Iyyar 5777 – May 15, 2017
Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives have joined the FDNY investigation.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman Arrives at Western Wall

The new U.S. Ambassador is expected to begin his new job less than a week before the arrival of President Donald Trump in Jerusalem.

Tunisia Seeking UNESCO Recognition for Jewish Priests’ Island

The Jewish population of Djerba consisted mainly of kohanim (priests), and some claim that they are the only bona fide kohanim we have today.

Lag B’Omer Bonfires at Meron Light Up Night, Brings Prayers & Music By Day...

19 Iyyar 5777 – May 14, 2017
The 6 am nightmare of police shutting down the buses and miles of traffic all gets wiped away the second the passenger reaches his destination and becomes one with the dancing crowd.

Israel’s Nationality Bill Passes Preliminary Reading

15 Iyyar 5777 – May 10, 2017
If passed, the measure will become one of the Basic Laws of the country, with constitutional status.

Anti-Semitism Thriving in London with Meat Cleaver Attack

14 Iyyar 5777 – May 9, 2017
The man with the cleaver wanted to "kill Jews." The teenage gang wanted to hurt them. Neither worried about getting caught.

Netanyahu Meets Dunford, Jewish War Heroes on V-E Day

"We must be capable, prepared and able to defend ourselves by ourselves against any threat. That is the lesson since the victory over Nazism.”

European Jewish Congress Slams ‘Scandalous’ Belgian Decision to Ban Kosher Slaughter of Meat

11 Iyyar 5777 – May 6, 2017
"We will not rest until this ban is overturned and Jews in Europe are able to practice their most basic religious rights."

Fake History: UNESCO to Vote on Israel’s Sovereign Right to Jerusalem – on Israel’s...

6 Iyyar 5777 – May 2, 2017
"Such absurd and historically baseless resolutions undermine UNESCO's mission of safeguarding humanity's cultural heritage."

‘We Returned to Our Ancient Homeland to Build and Thrive’ [video]

6 Iyyar 5777 – May 1, 2017
"Our story is a story of hope, not just for the Jewish people, but for all of humanity."

Kantor Center, EJC Both Warn Global Anti-Semitism Rising

30 Nisan 5777 – April 25, 2017
The annual Tel Aviv Univ. Kantor Center study reported a 45% rise in all forms of anti-Semitism on US college campuses.

Israel’s Pres. Rivlin Closes Holocaust Remembrance Day With Opposition to Le Pen in France

29 Nisan 5777 – April 24, 2017
"We demand self-examination from of all those who helped carry out the extermination program," Rivlin said. Le Pen denies responsibility for French deportations of Jews to death camps.

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jump 86 Percent Since Jan 2017

American elementary school are seeing a whopping increase in anti-Semitic incidents.

Marking Holocaust Day, A New Jewish Prayerbook with German Translation is Published in Berlin...

For the first time in more than a century a one-volume complete Orthodox prayer book is printed in Germany with all daily and holiday prayers in modern German translation.

Orthodox Lawmakers Prepare to Fight Supreme Court’s Sabbath Ruling

25 Nisan 5777 – April 21, 2017
Orthodox parties are working on new legislation to protect the Sabbath in Israel.

Jewish Families Preview Next Year’s Cars at Javits on Chol Hamoed Passover

21 Nisan 5777 – April 16, 2017
Families always face the dilemma of planning fun and appropriate activities during intermediate days of Passover.

Brooklyn Chabad Synagogue Robbed, Gabbai Attacked

The injured gabbai was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn.

Burning to Prepare for Passover in Brooklyn

15 Nisan 5777 – April 11, 2017
A Jewish father teaches his daughter about the Torah commandment to burn all remaining bits of bread, etc. before the start of Passover.

115 Bar Mitzvah Boys Celebrate in Jerusalem

11 Nisan 5777 – April 7, 2017
Every effort was made to focus on the happiness of the day and leave the child’s pain aside.

Don Rickles, Jewish Insult Comedian, Dead at 90

A lifelong Democrat, Rickles performed at the inauguration of two Republican presidents.

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