Chabad Dedicates Jewish Educational Complex in Tbilisi, Georgia

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Jews in the Republic of Georgia celebrated the inauguration of a massive educational complex in the center of the capital Tbilisi on land gifted by...

Famed ‘Holocaust Rebbe’ Menachem Mendel Taub Dies at 96

Head of the Kaliv Hasidic dynasty and Holocaust remembrance advocate Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub passed away on Sunday at his home in Jerusalem at the age of 96. Thousands attended...

Five Best Passover Videos This Year

BY AMY SPIRO The Jerusalem Post It's Passover - which means time for matzah, four cups of wine, and viral videos. And 2019 has not disappointed when it comes to new and hilarious...

Judges: Gender Segregated Pool Hours at Lakewood, NJ Condo Unlawful

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found on Monday that a condominium’s sex-segregated pool time policy in the heavily dominated New Jersey neighborhood of Lakewood discriminated...

Israel’s President Holds Seder With 400 Lone Soldiers

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin held a Passover seder with 400 lone soldiers. The soldiers also were joined on Friday by Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv...

JDC Provides Tons of matzah, Holds Seders Worldwide

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life this Passover through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit — a do-it-yourself package including stories, toasts,...

Israeli Rabbinical Court Rejects Jewish Status of American Convert’s Son

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbinical court in Israel rejected the Jewish status of a man whose mother converted to Judaism in the 1970s and had the conversion...

Yid Parenting: Making Kids the Focal Point of the Seder

One of the first questions people ask the morning after the Seder is: “When did your Seder end?” Many people consider it a remarkable achievement to finish at 3...

Non-Orthodox Movements Left Out of Trump’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The leaders of three of the four major Jewish religious streams were not invited to a White House briefing on issues “impacting the community,”...

Binghamton Shabbat Student Dinner for 1,850 Goes Off Without a Hitch

While Israelis spent their Shabbat on April 5 gearing up for national elections, a group of Americans was getting their Shabbat underway with a little more than the usual...
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Arson Suspected in Mevo Modi’im Blaze

Investigations into the fire which destroyed the Mevo Modi’im community last week have determined that the evidence points to arson. Israel’s National Fire and Rescue...

Fire Department Asks Community to Pause and Remember

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Germans Warned of Risks of Wearing Kippah in Public

BERLIN (JTA) – It is dangerous to identify publicly as Jewish in Germany, including wearing a kippah, Germany’s commissioner on antisemitism said. In a wide-ranging...

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