“Lion of Zion” Ari Fuld Still Roars

By Tammy Mark How can strangers across the world connect so quickly and deeply with each other? Deep bonds can often come through tragedy or through shared values. In Michal...

KFC Ready for Fourth Attempt at Launch in Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The American fast food chain KFC is recruiting staff ahead of a planned reopening in Israel, the business daily Globes reported. The company announced six months ago that...

Sivan Rahav and Yedidya Meir New Shlichim for World Mizrachi in North America

World Mizrachi is thrilled to announce that television newscaster Sivan Rahav Meir and radio personality Yedidya Meir will go to North America in August as shlichim of World Mizrachi. https://youtu.be/J21wV-bcFes The...

Rona Ramon, Widow of Astronaut Ilan Ramon, Dies of Cancer

Rona Ramon, widow of late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and the mother of late IAF pilot Assaf Ramon, passed away on Monday. Ramon was married to the first Israeli astronaut...

‘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...

Jerusalem’s Old City Largest Accessible Historic Site in World

The Old City of Jerusalem just became the largest accessible historic city in the world. The newly inaugurated, 10-year, 20 million shekel (about $5.5 million) project led by the East...

IDF Starts Kashrut Department for Interested Female Soldiers

Women enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces will now have a new department available in which they can fulfill their years of service: Army Kashrut. For the first time, women...

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Speaks For Israel Bonds

On February 4, at The Continental building in Manhattan, in her fourth speaking engagement with Israel Bonds’ Women’s Division, Israeli attorney and human rights activist, founder of Shurat HaDin...

Israel Police to Welcome First Hijab-Wearing Muslim Lieutenant

Sabreen Saadi is set become the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to attain the rank of lieutenant in the Israel Police. “I always love to share stories about Arab Israelis since...

125 in Midreshet Lindenbaum Israeli Program Quarantined for COVID Outbreak

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Twelve students at a religious seminary for women in Israel have tested positive for the coronavirus, in an outbreak that strikes at fears that the country’s...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

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