Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Home Confinement after 252 Days in Prison

President Donald Trump was rumored to consider pardoning Silver but decided not to do so on his last day in office.

European Jewry Warns Far-Right Extremism Rising in Germany

"Far-right and neo-Nazi ideology is no longer on the fringes but is growing, and it is not remaining behind screens but is manifesting itself in violence and bloodshed."

YU LGBTQ Sue Administrators for Discrimination

The late Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the profound spiritual leader of YU, was adamant in his opposition to designating the religious Jewish university as a non-sectarian institution in 1970.

US Jewish Groups Work to Block KKL-JNF Purchases of Land in Judea, Samaria

Leaders of the US Reform and Conservative Jewish movements are worried a change in the Israeli KKL-JNF policy will be approved, and are working hard to prevent it.

It Took 36 Hours: London Modern Orthodox Shul Renovation Crowdfunding Exceeds Goal by $242K

In the last eight years, the community has experienced a revival and is currently among the fastest growing Jewish communities in the United Kingdom.

J Street to Feature PA Leader Mahmoud Abbas in Virtual Annual Conference

“J Street welcomes recent moves by the Biden administration to restore critical humanitarian, security and refugee assistance to the Palestinian people and . . . UNRWA."

J Street, Peace Now, Join Palestinian NGOs in Supporting Betty McCollum’s Curb on Aid...

By endorsing the bill J Street and Americans for Peace Now have marked themselves as Israel haters, as despicable as IfNotNow, Jewish Voice for Peace Action.

Israel Independence Day Greetings from Around the World

So many greetings from so many well-wishers around the globe!

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders to Visit Israel in First Post-Pandemic Travel

Dubbed “A Journey Home,” the group plans to be there from May 26-31, during Memorial Day weekend in the United States.

Synagogues in Iran Shut Down as Jewish Community Faces 4th Corona Wave

As of 2018, only 8,500 Jews still live in Iran and they constitute 0.01% of the Iranian population.

Canada’s New Democratic Party Adopts Settlements Boycott, Arms Embargo on Israel

The Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates was beside itself with joy.

World Jewish Communities Bid Farewell to President Rivlin

“Over the last seven years, I have had the great privilege of learning from you."
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Watch: AOC, Liberal Jews, Reach Harmony on 2-State Solution

As long as US liberal Jews and AOC are getting along, we won't make a fuss.

Swedish Neo-Nazis Hang Bloody Dolls Outside Synagogue Citing Israelites’ Passover Murder of Egyptian Babies

Police spokesperson Angelica Israelsson Silfver told Swedish TV that police will assign "extra supervision" around the synagogue and other Jewish places following the incident.

Houthis Expel Yemen’s Last Few Remaining Jewish Families

According to the Saudi press, the last Jewish refugees from Yemen are seeking a country that will take them in, as they don’t wish to move to Israel.

Passover Greetings from Bahrain’s Ambassador to US: Abrahamic Faiths Share Bond of ‘Rich, Intertwined...

"We three peoples all take stock in that very [intertwined] history, in those shared values, and of our own personal individual strength of faith."

New Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine Celebrated Her Bar Mitzvah in Belmont, Mass

Dr. Levine graduated in 1975 from Belmont Hill School, an independent all-boys high school in the Belmont suburb of Boston.

Colorado Jewish Community is ‘Shaken to Core’ After Mass Shooting in Boulder

“We are traumatized. This is our home, this is our grocery store,” said a social-media post signed by leaders of the Boulder JCC.

The Haggadah About Nothing and Other Jewish American Curiosities

We explored what zany, Jewish American Haggadahs are available on Amazon. We were not disappointed.
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Watch: Man Snatches Shtreimel, Man Escapes with Stolen Shtreimel

The thief was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. Needless to say, he would stand out should he walk the streets in his new shtreimel.
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March of the Living 2021 Goes Virtual

“The ‘March of the Living’ connects between those who learned about the Holocaust firsthand and those who did not."

Nearly 650 Pounds of Matzah Shipped to Gulf Jews

“It is very exciting to see such demand for Passover programming in the Gulf this year.”

Azerbaijan’s Jews Take International Women’s Day Seriously

International Women’s Day in Azerbaijan is about revering mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters because they are holy, as he puts it.
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Armed Man Arrested Outside Jewish School in France

The suspect attempted to enter a kosher supermarket.
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Report: Frontier Airlines Boots Orthodox Couple Whose Baby Wasn’t Wearing a Mask

When raging passengers continued to complain back at the terminal gate, the flight was canceled.

Anglican Vicar Targets ‘Masa Israel Journey’ in Latest Anti-Semitic Blood Libel Campaign

Of course, this is how we know Sizer is a rabid anti-Semite, when we read his equating Israel's war of liberation with ethnic cleansing.

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