Demonstrators Mount Another Plaque for Nazi Collaborator, Lithuanian Hero

Protesters in Lithuania’s capital reinstalled last week a memorial plaque to Nazi collaborator Jonas Noreika after the municipality had an earlier plaque dedicated to him removed. The plaque was mounted,...

UTJ, Shas Sign Vote-Sharing Agreement as Election Approaches

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism and Shas parties concluded a vote-sharing agreement on Tuesday, and pledged to continue working together in the next Knesset, “with full cooperation.” The deal was...

Kiryat Shmona Celebrates 70th Anniversary

In an act of camaraderie, defiance and patriotism, residents and visitors in the Israeli northern border city of Kiryat Shmona took to the streets for 70th anniversary celebrations, despite...

LA Man Indicted for Wire Fraud Targeted Synagogue Members

A federal grand jury has indicted an unlicensed investment adviser for allegedly defrauding at least 15 people, including members of his Los Angeles-area synagogue and the Jewish community. The U.S....

Israeli Political Parties Remain at Impasse As Sept. 17 Approaches

With less than a month to go before Israel’s unprecedented second election this year, it’s becoming clear yet again that neither the right nor left will be able to...

92-Year-Old Former SS Guard to Stand Trial for Nazi Crimes

A 92-year-old former SS guard charged with helping murder 5,230 prisoners at a Nazi death camp in World War II will go on trial in October, prosecutors said on Thursday. Bruno...

Kelly Craft Confirmed As Haley’s Replacement at UN

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft was confirmed on Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The final tally was 56-34. Craft, 57, will...

Jewish Agency, JFN Provide Emergency Funds to Victims of Israeli Wildfires

The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America will provide immediate emergency assistance to estimated 50 to 60 families in Mevo Modi’im and Kibbutz Harel...

Palestinians Won’t Attend Economic Workshop Connected to Peace Plan

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization made it official: They will not be attending the Trump administration’s economic summit next month in Bahrain. The Palestinians...

Los Angeles Mayor Laments Trend Making Israeli Issues Partisan

In an interview published on Friday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blamed both the United States and Israel for making issues surrounding the Jewish state so partisan, saying that...
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By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

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(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

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  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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