An inter-ministerial committee will now create legislation in order to implement the new policy, which still must be ratified by the Knesset.
Anti-Semitic incidents are up 94 percent in New York City over this time last year, the New York Police Department reported. The figure is part of a 55 percent increase overall in the number of hate crimes in the city as compared to the same time last year.
Five headstones were found toppled Thursday morning at the Waad Hakolel Cemetery, also known as the Stone Road Cemetery, in the city in western New York.
“I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community,” he said in a statement issued Wednesday evening.
Serving as general community centers with a Jewish flavor, they have catered to both Jewish immigrants and non-Jews as their function has shifted over time.
A former tailor’s apprentice whose life’s work last week went on display at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Lille, Nedjar says he merely “exhumes” his puppets to reconnect to his brethren who were murdered in the Holocaust.
Camps rely on social media in keeping campers connected, such as using Facebook’s live streaming service in order to broadcast reunions to campers who cannot attend.
(JTA) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to investigate the recent desecration of a Jewish cemetery as a hate crime. Ellison, D-Minn., called on Sessions...
Purim is, hands down, the biggest party of the Jewish year. Simchat Torah pales by comparison, with its sips of single malt. But this holiday forces me to reflect on leadership — what it means to be thrust forward when that wasn’t your plan.
The Reform movement and other Jewish groups denounced the decision by President Donald Trump to rescind regulations allowing transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity.