Jerusalem Gathering Marks Ethiopian Jewish Holiday of Sigd

JERUSALEM (JTA) — On a national holiday for Ethiopian Jews, before a crowd of tens of thousands, the president of Israel vowed that the citizens of his country will...

Impassioned Emunah Weekend With Project Eliezer

This past Shabbos, the Eliezer Institute held its Impassioned Emunah Weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Danbury, CT. A groundbreaking event, the weekend served as a critical platform to...

Applications Open for MATMIDOT Initiative from Midreshet Lindenbaum

  Midreshet Lindenbaum College for Women, part of the Ohr Torah Stone network of educational institutions, announces its MATMIDOT initiative for students interested in further advancing their learning, chesed opportunities,...

Chidon Tournament Champions Prep for Israel’s 60th Bible Quiz

In 1958, a one-time event was scheduled in Israel with the support of Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. It was a heavily text-based, extraordinarily difficult “Chidon HaTanach,” or Bible...

Back to Basics: A Crisis Of Faith

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon Jews of all affiliations and people of all religions are not immune to experiencing a crisis of faith. Depending on the depth of one’s belief, there...

First Person: Darkest Day in Pittsburgh

By Susan Jacobs Jablow, 18-year resident of Pittsburgh On Saturday morning around 10 a.m., as is typical, I was getting ready to leave the house with my kids to walk to...

Israeli Leaders Use Shooting to Pressure Government to Recognize Liberal Judaism

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli government minister and the country’s opposition leader called on Israel to recognize the liberal streams of Judaism in the wake of the shooting at...

Chabad of the Five Towns Shares Message After Pittsburgh Shooting

Our hearts are shattered by the heinous and horrific attack on our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. We mourn the 11 holy souls who were so cruelly torn from...

Statement from New York Board of Rabbis on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The New York Board of Rabbis mourns those who were cut down today as they gathered for sacred Shabbat prayer. We offer our solidarity and support to the Jews...

What Do North American Jews at GA Want from Israel?

By Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — On Sunday, a day before thousands of American Jews descended on this Israeli city to air their differences with the nation’s government, Israeli...

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Chicago Industrialist Donates $25 Million to BBYO

(JTA) — A Chicago industrialist has pledged $25 million to a national Jewish youth group to promote initiatives for young Jewish women and teens. Theodore...

Two Historians Help Explain Why People Misunderstand Zionism

By ARIEL SOBEL LOS ANGELES (JTA) – I was born in 1995, which means a lot of things. The Twin Towers toppled when I was only...

Cuomo’s Budget Changes Would Restore Municipal Aid

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced changes to his budget proposal on Friday that he says will help towns and villages facing state funding cuts. Government leaders...

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