Weinstein, Studio to Pay $44m in Sexual Harassment Settlement

(JTA) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative settlement deal for $44 million with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, the Wall...

How Did May Get to Be Jewish American History Month?

(JTA) — Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as...

Senate Armed Services to Continue Security Aid to Israel

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $750 billion 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday that includes the continuation of American assistance to Israel for missile-defense...

NJ Man Arrested; Allegedly Wanted to Shoot Pro-Israel Marchers

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — A New Jersey man who allegedly wanted to shoot pro-Israel rallygoers and bomb Trump Tower was arrested for trying to provide support to...

Torah Dedicated to Shooting Victim Lori Gilbert-Kaye at Chabad of Poway

(JTA) — The Chabad of Poway synagogue dedicated a new Torah scroll in honor of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting attack last month at the San...

Orthodox Jews Protest Use of Women-Only London Pond By Trans Wwimmers

(JTA) — A women’s-only pond in North London will now be open to transgender swimmers, which will prevent Orthodox Jews from using the pond. A group of haredi Orthodox women...

Rabbi Assaulted in Argentina By Gang Shouting Antisemitic Slurs

An Argentinian rabbi returning from prayer services on Saturday evening was physically attacked by a group of individuals yelling racial slurs against Jews, according to a report in The...

Labor Dispute Threatens ‘Shtisel’ 3rd Season

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A labor dispute is threatening the much-heralded return of “Shtisel,” the Israeli show about haredi Orthodox Jews that became a surprise hit on Netflix. The show’s writer, Yehonatan...

Jewish American Heritage Month Recognizes Illustrators

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation's history, culture, and society. The theme for May...

YU Inaugurates Innovation Lab in Partnership With Israel

Yeshiva University announced the grand opening of the YU Innovation Lab, a collaborative learning space focused on creating a hands-on entrepreneurial environment where Israeli-based startups can grow their U.S....
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

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  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents”...

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Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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