Jerusalem Restaurants Raise Awareness of Plight of Agunot

  Chefs from 12 leading restaurants have each created a special dish on their menus that expresses their personal concept of freedom as part of a unique initiative to raise...

Gantz Voices Support for Jordan Valley Annexation

Blue and White Party chair Benny Gantz announced on Tuesday that his party will work to annex the Jordan Valley after the March general elections, a potential significant move...

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Officially Recognizes Ethiopian Jews

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has officially recognized the Beta Israel Jewish community from Ethiopia as Jewish. The ruling issued in November, but first reported Sunday by the Kan national...

Shin Bet Thwarted 560 Terror Attacks in 2019, Chief Says

The head of Israel’s domestic security agency, the Shin Bet, revealed on Monday that his organization had thwarted 560 terrorist attacks in 2019. The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that...

9 Orthodox Organizations Team Up for World Zionist Congress Elections

Leading modern Orthodox institutions in the United States have joined together to form an “Iron Dome” to secure $1 billion in potential funding for Jewish educational and communal causes...

Rockets Fired at Israel from Gaza; Israel Retaliates

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military carried out airstrikes on terror group installations in Gaza on Wednesday after terrorists launched rocket attacks on southern Israel. Four rockets launched in the...

New Right, National Union Agree to Joint Run in Elections – Israel’s New Right and National Union parties announced on Tuesday that they will be running together in the country’s March 2 elections. The two parties also called on...

2019 Was a Record Year for Israeli Tech Growth

CTech – The past decade saw Israeli tech grow and prosper: the industry as a whole pocketed over $111 billion from 1,210 exits, according to a Tuesday report by...

‘Jeopardy’ Question About Church of the Nativity Causes Controversy

(JTA) — Is Jesus’ birthplace in Israel or Palestine? According to the popular prime time game show “Jeopardy!,” the answer just may be both. At the end of the first...

Israel Foreign Trade Deficit Widens 10.4 Percent in 2019 to $23.74 Billion

Israel’s foreign trade deficit grew 10.4 percent to $23.74 billion in 2019 amid a drop in exports, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. Exports — which account for...
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Malkie Hirsch: Birthday Memories

By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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