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Reform Movement Won’t Back Nuclear Iran Deal

5 Elul 5775 – August 20, 2015
There was no unity of opinion on the Nuclear Iran Deal amongst Reform leadership or membership.

Reform Movement’s Statement on the Nuclear Iran Deal

The Reform movement explained why it could neither support nor oppose the Nuclear Iran Deal.

American Woman Punched by Muslim on Temple Mount

4 Elul 5775 – August 19, 2015
An American Jewish woman who made aliyah was punched in the ribs Tuesday by a Muslim at the Temple Mount.

Jerusalem Mayor to Close Central Supermarkets on Sabbath

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says he will force at least eight centrally-located supermarkets open on Sabbath to close on Saturdays.

Rabbis for Nuclear Iran (Deal)

340 American rabbis announced they support the Nuclear Iran deal and want members of Congress to approve it.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for ‘Lies’ as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient...

4 Elul 5775 – August 18, 2015
Rabbi Burstein said that a planned reconstruction of a sports palace was an “unacceptable desecration” of the Jewish cemetery where the Vilna Gaon is buried, while the Jewish community disagrees.

World’s Oldest Jewish Woman Dead at 114

Goldie was also the second-oldest New Yorker and the oldest Long Islander.

Shavei Israel to Open First Jewish Kindergarten in Lodz

Shavei Israel and the Jewish community of Lodz will open the first Jewish kindergarten in the city since World War II.

It’s Elul — But Shmitah Has a Long Way To Go, Israeli Farmers Say

Israeli farmers say in some cases the Shmitah year actually has a long way to go; another year, in fact.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Strikes Second San Antonio Congregation

Anti-Semitic graffiti has been found on the property of a second Jewish congregation in San Antonio.

Matisyahu Responds to Spain and BDSers

Matisyahu explains what happened at Rototem in Spain, and what was his response.

Hillel CEO Speaks at J Street U Student Leadership Institute

Hillel CEO Eric Fingerhut spoke at J Street U Student Leadership Institute, seeking to establish common ground.

Hillel CEO Mocked at J Street U’s Student Leadership Event

Hillel CEO tries to speak about common position against BDS, J Street U students want him to say "occupation" is the reason for BDS.
Time to Pick an Etrog

Despite Rabbinic Support, Israeli ‘Four Species’ Business Anticipates 50% Loss over Shmita Issues

3 Elul 5775 – August 17, 2015
Israeli four species farmers facing sizable downturn in Shmita year.

Anti-Semitic Vandalism in the Borscht Belt

Monticello, N.Y. home vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.
Matisyahu outside Jerusalem's Old City.

‘Rabbi of Reggae’ Matisyahu Concert Cancelled in Spain over Refusal to Support Palestinian State

2 Elul 5775 – August 16, 2015
Antisemitism gets non-Israeli singer Matisyahu blacklisted in Spain.

Influential Chicago Jewish Federation Says ‘No’ to IranDeal

The influential Jewish Federation of Chicago joins the growing opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

Suspect Identified in San Antonio Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes

A suspect has been identified in the anti-Semitic crime spree that terrorized a Texas Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio.

Tour de Tolerance Breaks Cycles of Hate

29 Av 5775 – August 14, 2015
Hundreds of cyclists are expected to participate in the tenth annual Tour de Tolerance, to raise money for the El Paso Holocaust Museum in Texas.

Passing of the Tosher Rebbe, z’l

29 Av 5775 – August 13, 2015
The Tosher Rebbe, z'l, has passed away at the age of 95. Baruch Dayan Emes. May his memory be for a blessing.

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