Israel urges citizens not to travel to Istanbul citing Iranian terrorist threat

(JTA) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid urged Israelis not to travel to Istanbul, saying that Israeli and Turkish authorities have recently thwarted Iranian-backed terrorist attacks. “In recent weeks, Israeli...

Moscow’s chief rabbi in exile after refusing to back Putin’s war on Ukraine, relative...

(JTA) — As the head of a large European rabbinical group, Pinchas Goldschmidt regularly travels in and out of Moscow, where he has worked since 1993 as the city’s...

Bereaved families sue Hamas for $18 million

(May 30, 2022 / Israel Hayom) The family of an Israeli police officer who was killed in a terror attack in southern Israel in 2011 has filed an $18...

UPenn refuses to reschedule commencement ceremony on Shavuot

(April 5, 2021 / JNS) The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia said it will not move the date of its commencement ceremony, which is set to take place during...

Biden and Slabodka – Lehavdil

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happened during the swearing in ceremony itself. “If you’re ever working with me, and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to...

AOC Accuses Trump of Targeted Antisemitism Against Rep. Adam Schiff

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend of being “engaged in deliberate, atrocious, targeted anti-Semitism” in response to the president’s Twitter attacks Rep. Adam...

Trump Highlights Iran Deal, Battling Antisemitism on Pre-Holiday Call

In the annual call on Friday ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday between Jewish communal leaders and the president of the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump recalled a...

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...
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3 Israelis Injured in Stabbing Attack, Terrorist Killed

(September 22, 2022 / JNS) Three Israelis were mildly injured in a stabbing terror attack near the central Israeli city of Modi’in on Thursday night. According to media...

Bringing Opportunity And Obligation Back To Teshuvah

Excerpted from “Return and Renewal,” by Rav Aharon Lichtenstein , zt’l Opportunity, obligation, and their interaction have special relevance to teshuvah. Life is, to a...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: Yom Kippur Letter

I agonized for weeks over writing this pre-Yom-Kippur letter, but as New York State continues to abuse the Orthodox Jewish Community, I feel compelled...

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