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Jim Joseph Foundation Funds Israel’s ‘Northern Exposure’ Program

The post-Birthright 'Northern Exposure' has won an expansion grant from the US-based Jim Joseph Foundation.

Report: Only 3,843 Sephardi Jews Obtained Spanish Citizenship

So far, an additional 5,682 applications are still pending, and the deadline for new applications expired last March.

Hotovely on Anti-BDS Campus Tour in United States

Hotovely told reporters her main goal is to debunk the lies about Israel that have been fed to the youth of America.

UK Chief Rabbi Advises Muslims to Copy Jewish Show of Obedience

Britain's chief rabbi maintains that the safest way for immigrants to integrate and not assimilate is via the "cricket test."

Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

Egypt's chief cleric reprimanded Israel for allowing its holy city to be sullied with a nude dance performance.

Haaretz Uses Pittsburgh Tragedy to Stick a Knife in Chief Rabbi’s Back

Like any journalist, I enjoy a good gotcha (although I work hard not to do it myself), but this gotcha, Judy Maltz, is dripping the blood of murder victims.

MK Yuli Edelstein Tells Chabad Rabbis Why He ‘Lost It’ Over Tefillin

Israeli MK Yuli Edelstein tells Chabad rabbis why he "lost it" over tefillin in a Soviet labor camp.

WOW Announce Next Kotel Battle: Priestess Blessings

This is such a cultural fruit salad, with lady priests, Vulcans and the Kotel…

‘Open Orthodox’ Rabbi Alters Shabbat Prayer for the President to Omit Trump

So we searched the text of this socially conscious, alternative prayer, and discovered it has no mention of three words: "Jews," "Jewish," and "Israel."

Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

Four arrested in crackdown on anti-assimilation group Lehava.

Ancestral Pictures Stopped One Intermarriage in Israel

"These were my grandfathers," the groom responded with pride, "they were important Rabbis."

Venice Jews Mark 500th Anniversary of World’s First Ghetto

Venetian Jews say the 500th anniversary of the world's first ghetto may present a lesson for new Muslim refugees.

Scarlett Johansson Filed for Divorce

In January 2014, Johansson resigned from her position in Oxfam, in response to the group's criticism of her promotions for SodaStream, in Judea.

Ethics Committee Reprimands Haredi MK over WOW Remarks

MK Meir Porush stated that if "Women of the Wall” would refrain from eating non-Kosher food, he would apologize to them.

Survey: Only 46% of Next Generation National Religious Israelis Keep the Faith

Meanwhile, the proportion of students attending ultra-Orthodox schools has increased by about 300% since 1992.

Berlusconi Using Holocaust to Describe his ‘Suffering’

This was not the former Italian prime minister's first bizarre use of the Holocaust.

WJC’s Lauder Leads Annual ‘March of Life’ in Hungary to Mark Holocaust

WJC's Ronald Lauder warned of the rise of Hungary's anti-Semitic Jobbik party as he led the 'March of Life' with Hungarian Jews.

Washington Post Singles Out Trump’s ‘Court Jews’ in Anti-Semitic Attack

One of the most blatant forms of racism is to refer to an individual from a particular ethnic group as the representative of his or her entire race.

Liberman: Paris Summit Will Be Modern-Day ‘Dreyfus Affair’

Defense Minister Liberman warns French Jews in particular that if they want to remain Jewish, now is the time to leave.

Hundreds of Israeli Ethiopians Protest in Tel Aviv, Block Ayalon Highway

Hundreds of Israeli Ethiopians continued protests in Tel Aviv on Sunday, blocking traffic on the Ayalon Highway and elsewhere in the city.

Anti-Semitism More Than Doubles in UK, Figures Show

Figures for anti-Semitic incidents in the UK have more than doubled over the past year. Are we surprised yet?

The Forward Misinforms Readers to Promote Anti-Circumcision Agenda

The Forward says circumcision rates in Israel are dropping, with no data to support their claim, but two surveys prove the rates are actually rising.

20 Reform Clergy Arrested in NY Anti-Trump Ban Rally

“Tradition teaches us to be kind to the plight of refugees,” Gartner told the Daily News, although she did not specify which tradition she was referencing.

How Little Must One Know to Be Fired from a Reform Temple?

She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.

Analysis: JTA Officially Joins Palestinian Propaganda Machine, Naming Cave of the Patriarch ‘Ibrahimi Mosque’

Something nasty is taking place in modern Jewish American journalism, and the most disheartening signs of that nastiness are evident in what used to be a half decent Jewish news service.

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