Chabad Inaugurates Two Synagogues, Two Torahs in Budapest

It’s not often that one new synagogue, let alone two, opens in a nation such as Hungary, but that’s what happened on Sept. 22, in addition to the completion...

Temple Concord of Syracuse to Sell Building for Student Housing

Members of Temple Concord, central New York’s oldest Jewish congregation and the ninth oldest in the United States, voted on Sunday to sell the 108-year-old building for $9 million...

Los Angeles Jewish Center Sued to Prevent Chicken-Swinging Ritual

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An animal rights group filed a lawsuit against a Jewish center in Los Angeles to prevent it from using live chickens in a pre-Yom Kippur...

Study: Proving Jewishness Becoming More Difficult for Immigrant Israelis

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mikhail (not his real name), who immigrated to Israel with his parents during a wave of migration from the countries of the former Soviet Union, recently was...

Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Sphere of Influence Continues to Grow

For the Lubavitcher Rebbe, rather than his memory and influence shrinking in the 25 years since his passing, his legacy has only served to create a phenomenal growth in...

Isaac Herzog Has a Plan to Unite the Jewish People

NEW YORK (JTA) — When he ran against Benjamin Netanyahu for Israeli prime minister in 2015, Isaac Herzog tried to win with moderation and a soft-spoken campaign. He lost...

City of Havana to Restore Oldest Jewish Cemetery in Cuba

(JTA) — The oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba is undergoing rehabilitation. The Havana burial ground is being restored as part of an initiative by the city historian’s office ahead of...

Poway Rabbi to Address UN General Assembly Wednesday

By Yochanan Gordon At his Chabad House in Poway, California, the last day of Pesach, Rabbi Yisrael Goldstein lost his finger in a terrorist attack that took the life of...

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. The...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Antisemitism on College Campuses

A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military with Jewish students to share stories, learn about the Jewish state,...
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Israel Will Hold Unprecedented Third Election in Under a Year

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Maybe the third time will be the charm. Israel will hold an unprecedented third election in less than a year after lawmakers...

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LONDON (JTA) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has defeated Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party by a large margin in Britain’s general elections on...

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