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Roseanne Barr Is Making Aliyah, Maybe

In a 2011 interview, Roseanne said she would like to run for Prime Minister of Israel.

Jewish Healing Movement Pioneer Rachel Cowan Dead at 77

A convert to Judaism who, with her late husband, Paul, author of "An Orphan in History,'' helped many assimilated Jews to seek out their Jewish heritage.

Israel Bans Entry of ‘Four Species’ at Airport, Distributes Free Local Sets

The ban is due to fears of plant diseases and the spread of insects and other pests, even in those brought in for ritual purposes.

7 Arrested in New York Yeshiva Funding Scam

The funds were to be allocated to pay for consultants, vendors and services as well as to purchase video conferencing equipment for yeshivas.

German Police Officers Probed over Nazi Salutes Allegations

In Germany, Nazi salutes are a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison.

If-Not-Now Fundraiser Shares War Story from Camp Ramah

In June, Ramah national director Rabbi Mitchell Cohen circulated an email vowing: “Ramah camps have not engaged—and will not engage—in any way with IfNotNow as an organization.”

European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, Chabad, Unveils Historic Preservation at Lubavitch Jewish Cemetery

Joseph Popack: “The impact that this small town had has on the entire world is tremendous, and to me personally it means everything.”

Response To A Loving Brother

He brought to attention worse legislation in Denmark and said the international community should reserve its outrage for Syria torturing hundreds of people to death.

UK Labour Whip Resigns Parliamentary Post Over Party Leadership’s Anti-Semitism

“The leadership is doing nothing substantive to address this erosion of our core values. It saddens me that we are increasingly seen as a racist party.”

Israeli Honeymoon Ends in Death of Husband in Thailand

The couple was traveling on a tour of southeast Asia this summer as part of their honeymoon; Thailand was to be their final stop before returning to Israel.

Poles Commemorate 74th Anniversary of Lodz Ghetto Liquidation

On September 8, 1939, German forces entered Lodz and immediately began targeting and terrorizing Jews, who constituted 34%, or 223,000 people, of the city’s prewar population of 665,000.

Pew’s New Analysis Shows 42% of US Jews Reject their Religion

No other religious group came even close in terms of the number of members born to the group who want to have nothing at all to do with its beliefs.

Israeli Consulate to Open in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Israel Police will also send over a special force—as it has done every year—to help the Ukrainian police establish order in Uman during the holiday.

Israeli Foreign Ministry to Open Temporary Consulate in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

The Ministry said the consulate will deal with matters such as lost or stolen travel documents, and any other emergency assistance.

Sigmund Freud’s Letter Detailing his Jewish Roots, Family and Career on Auction

"I was born on the 6th of May [18]56 in Freiberg / Moravia. My father and mother came from Galicia."

BBC to air Rabbi Sacks’ Morality Series, Also: Jeremy Corbyn Is an Anti-Semite

"When he implies that, however long they have lived here, Jews are not fully British, he is using the language of classic pre-war European anti-Semitism."

Who Is a Jew? Probably Not Julia Salazar

From pro-Israel Christian, Salazar became a bona fide anti-Zionist Jewish activist.

IDF Soldier Who Didn’t Know the Weekly Parsha Forced to Shave, Clean Latrines

After the soldier demanded to be tried in a military court, he was ostracized and expelled from the training, and now his job is to wash toilets at the base.

Lithuania Admits its Citizens Participated in Murder of Jews During the Holocaust

A document prepared ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to Lithuania calls the death of 95 percent of Lithuanian Jews “a great tragedy for the Lithuanian state and society.”

Nazi Hunter Zuroff Lambastes PM for Praise of Lithuania’s Holocaust Remembrance

Zuroff said that “the Government of Lithuania has, over the last 25 years, been making great efforts to eliminate the crimes of thousands of Lithuanians that were directly involved in the murder of Jews.”

Great Jewish American Playwright Neil Simon Dead at 91

Simon did not write about Jewish subjects, but much of his work was rooted in New York Jewish life.

Court Orders Hod HaSharon to Permit Reform Synagogue Construction

Kehilat Yonatan offers a conversion program to Israeli citizens and foreigners with long-term visas, and egalitarian wedding services.

Orthodox Businessmen Launching ‘Jews Only’ Housing Project in Arab Neighborhood

The reported cost of each luxury 1,335 sq. ft., 5-room apartment, will be only one million shekel – $276,000.

15 Leftwing Activists Provoked Settlers in Southern Hebron Hills, 4 Hospitalized

"The activists went up to the settlement in order to provoke the residents, and friction developed between them and the settlers living in the area."

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