Inscription Reveals Ancient Jewish Toilet in Germany

Archaeologists in Cologne, Germany have uncovered a fascinating 13th-century Hebrew inscription on a lintel stone in the basement of a home near the city’s ancient synagogue. The Hebrew inscription...

Mosque in Missouri Burns To The Ground One Month After Arson Attack

A mosque in Joplin, Mo. that was the target of an apparent arson attack a month ago burned to the ground on Monday. About 30 federal investigators from the FBI...

NY State Comptroller Teams Up With Holocaust Restitution Project

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office is teaming up with the Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, also known as Project HEART, to cross-reference their databases in order to...

Family Suspected of Moving Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi’s body to More “Religious” Cemetery

The body of an ultra-Orthodox rabbi disappeared from his Jerusalem grave a few days ago, after eight years of undisturbed interment. The suspected culprits are the man's own family,...

Appointment of “Holocaust Denier” Irks Romanian Jews

Romanian Jews expressed outrage on Tuesday after a politician who made comments denying the Holocaust in the country was appointed to a ministerial position. Jewish parliamentarian Aurel Vainer criticized the...

Visionary Businessman and Philanthropist Sami Rohr Dies at Age 86

International businessman and philanthropist Sami Rohr, whose communal heart, visionary mind and financial acumen funded Jewish community centers around the globe and laid the groundwork for a rebirth of...

Rabbi Sues Pennsylvania Over Funeral Laws

An Orthodox rabbi from Pittsburgh has filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors and two other state officials, saying that the board is violating Jews'...

A Spanish Hat Factory Thrives on Orders From Orthodox Jews In Brooklyn

SEVILLE, Spain – Since its founding 127 years ago, the Fernández y Roche factory on the edge of this Andalusian capital has weathered every crisis known to hatters. Despite the...

Norway Recommends “Symbolic” Circumcision RL”T

THE HAGUE - Norway’s ombudsman for children's rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual. Dr. Anne Lindboe told the newspaper Vart Land...

Rabbi Wolfson: Disaster, Redemption May be Near

Rav Moshe Wolfson of Brooklyn has held an emergency gathering in his community and called upon the members to be strong in Torah and prayer so that the Jewish...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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