Reform movement opposes David Friedman as US envoy to Israel

The Reform movement became the largest Jewish body to oppose the nomination of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel.

Israeli civil servants report to duty to help 1,500 ‘lone soldiers’

Dozens of Israeli civil servants gathered at a Tel Aviv event venue in an effort to resolve bureaucracy problems for 1,500 soldiers with no family in Israel.

Chabad House opens in Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia

Chabad, the Hasidic movement that operates Jewish centers in more than 90 countries, has set up shop in the Pacific island archipelago of New Caledonia, which has 250,000 residents and 250 Jews.

Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities

Venduza floating gym
Over the years, students have created dozens of products: costumes that encourage children to move during physical therapy; air-cushioned prosthetic legs with superhero designs; fashionable clothes that people with limited range of movement can easily get on and off.

‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary

Just what constitutes appropriate behavior at a Holocaust memorial site has been a hot topic recently. Last month, the Israeli-German writer and satirist Shahak Shapira reignited the public debate about “Holocaust tourism” with a website “shaming” tourists who appear in flippant selfies taken at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.

Jews berate Trump for blasting reporter who asked about anti-Semitism

The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League decried President Donald Trump’s brusque treatment of a reporter who asked about a spike in anti-Semitic incidents and challenged him to offer an explicit condemnation of anti-Semitism.