Ex-Israeli chief rabbi gets 4 1/2 years in prison for fraud

A judge in Jerusalem rejected a plea deal between prosecutors and Yona Metzger and sentenced the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel to 4 1/2 years in jail on fraud and other charges.

Bomb threat forces evacuation of New Orleans JCC

A phone call threatening a bomb attack was made to the JCC at 9:15 a.m., Katie Steiner of WWL-TV in New Orleans reported in a Twitter post. People were allowed back into the building about two hours after they were evacuated.

Ellison, in run-up to DNC chair election, calls for party to...

Rep. Keith Ellison called for Democrats to speak out against anti-Semitism and reject hatred of refugees during a debate for candidates to head the Democratic Party.

Satmar Hasidic matzah bakery damaged in fire

The fire broke out early Tuesday morning in the bakery owned and run by Williamsburg’s Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar, the main synagogue of the Satmar Hasidic sect.E

Members of Congress urge feds to probe JCC bomb threats with...

More than 150 members of Congress signed on to a letter urging federal law enforcement officials to investigate recent bomb threats leveled at Jewish...

Pence visits vandalized cemetery, condemns threats to JCCs

Vice President Mike Pence visited a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis after giving a speech in Missouri touching on a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks.