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Yad Vashem Mourns Passing of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

26 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
Yad Vashem closes in deference to arrangements at Mount Herzl for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.

Popular Albany Kosher Restaurant Gives Up Supervision

The Terra move represents a loss of 25% of the kosher restaurants available around Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

EU Urges Israel: ‘Advance Peres’ Vision for 2-State Solution’

The European Union is using the death of former President Shimon Peres to pressure Israel to accept preconditions for PA Arab talks.

ADL Condemns Pepe the Frog as Hate Symbol

The use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

Facing Lawmakers in Ukraine: Rivlin Warns ‘We Must Recognize Anti-Semitism’

Pres. Reuven Rivlin told Ukraine lawmakers that no interest will ever supersede the importance of recognizing anti-Semitism for what it is.

Rivlin Tells Ukraine Parliament ‘My Thoughts Are With My Friend, Shimon Peres’

25 Elul 5776 – September 27, 2016
Israeli President Rivlin told Ukraine's lawmakers in a special session that his thoughts are "with my friend, Shimon Peres."

JDC and IFCJ Team to Help Elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

JDC and IFCJ are helping Eastern Europe's Jews for the next four years.

NY Senator Chuck Schumer Slams BDS as ‘Modern Anti-Semitism’

NY Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer slams BDS as "modern-day anti-Semitism."

Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

The Wine Spectator praised Israel's growing wine industry in its October 2016 cover story.

Israelis Ignore Warnings, Flock to Turkey for High Holiday Vacation

"Israeli tourists by now have figured that every place is dangerous, which is why economic considerations overcome security concerns."

Judea, Samaria, Golan Communities Bypassing BDS, Taking Products Directly to US Consumers

Three months ago, a similar program was held in Moscow, and many more such events are anticipated worldwide in the coming months.

10 Rosh Hashanah Hacks to Keep Your Kids (or Students) Engaged

24 Elul 5776 – September 26, 2016
The high holidays sometimes get us a little (or a lot) nervous and it’s easy to forget that it’s just as important for kids to be involved.

Israel Bashes Great Britain 9-1, Heads to World Baseball Classic [video]

Israel's baseball team won the World Baseball Classic qualifier against Great Britain to advance to the championship.

US Jewish Leaders Briefed by Dept. of Homeland Security Ahead of High Holy Days

More than 100 Jewish institutions were briefed on security in a pre-holiday conference call by the US Dept. of Homeland Security and Jewish Federation.

Neo-Nazi Leaflets Hit Jews in Florida Neighborhood [video]

The flier, adorned with a swastika, identifies itself as coming from the National Socialist Movement headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

‘Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven’ at the Met [video]

A kind of Jerusalem fever gripped much of the world from about 1000 to 1400. Across three continents, thousands made their way to the Holy City—from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions alike.

Lord Parry Mitchell Resigns ‘As A Jew and Zionist’ from Corbyn-led Labour Party

UK's Lord Parry Mitchell resigns his membership in Labour over re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Urges Labour to Expel the Jews

A Jewish anti-Semitic hate group is calling for Labour to expel its Jewish members in Britain.

Liberman Allocates NIS 17M for IDF Jewish Identity & Conversion Course

23 Elul 5776 – September 25, 2016
The Defense Ministry allocated extra funding for 'Nativ' - Jewish identity education for IDF soldiers.

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