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....

LA fire races through the heart of a Jewish community

By Gabrielle Birkner LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The Woolsey Fire, which began late last week and engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, has killed at least two people, burned nearly...

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,...

Terror Victims Get Heaping Servings of Food and Hope

Try spending $60,000 for chicken, $31,000 for wine, $15,800 for eggs and a mere $5,500 for apples. And that’s before you factor in dessert.Of course, if it’s 600 families...

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...

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Quits Over ‘Capitulation to Terror’ in Gaza

Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Jonathan Klinger via Wikimedia Commons. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a “capitulation to...

Israeli Navy Thwarts Attempt to Breach Blockade

The Israeli navy thwarted an attempted by Hamas to breach the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. A boat of 17 Gazan protestors affiliated with the “March of...

Russia to Deport Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Over ‘Espionage’

A Russian court has ordered Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Asher Krichevsky deported along with his wife and six children for alleged espionage. The court in Omsk, the second-largest city in Siberia,...

Berkshire Hathaway Announcement Hikes Teva’s Price

Investment giant Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway doubled its stake in Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Tuesday. It owned 18.8 million shares at the end of 2017 — a 1.8 percent...

Meretz Leader, Labor MKs in Talks to Form New Left List

Labor MKs and the leaders of the far-left Meretz Party have been holding intense talks for several days now about establishing a new joint list ahead of the April...
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A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, injuring thousands of people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. The blast near...

Seth Rogen: Not Sorry for My Critique of Jewish Education

BY GABE FRIEDMAN AND MARCY OSTER (JTA) — In a new interview, Seth Rogen said his comments about Israel being a bad idea for a state were made in jest...

Mindbiz: Getting My Wife to Stop Doing So Much for Others

  Dear Esther, My wife, Chaya, has always been a very giving person. She comes from a family of givers. All of her siblings are quick...

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