Is Israel Headed for Another Runoff Election?

BY DOV LIPMAN (October 11, 2019 / JNS) As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on...

Victims of Halle Gunman Are 40-Year-Old Music Lover, 20-Year-Old Soccer Fan

BY LAURA E. ADKINS (JTA) — Jana Lange was a dedicated fan of German pop music. Kevin S. was a construction worker and decorator who loved soccer. They have been identified as...

Rep. Nita Lowey Says She Won’t Seek Re-Election

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., a pro-Israel stalwart and one of the most influential Jewish lawmakers, said she will not run for re-election to Congress next...

Prosecutor: German Synagogue Gunman Wanted to Commit Massacre

A gunman suspected of attacking a German synagogue and killing two people nearby wanted to commit a massacre and incite others by live-streaming his deadly rampage, Germany’s federal prosecutor...

Gabe Kapler’s Firing by Phillies Latest Blow for Jewish Baseball

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — 5780 has gotten off to, shall we say, a rocky start for Jewish baseball players and managers. Two major league managers have lost their jobs in the...

German President: We Must Protect Jewish Life

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany said the state “must protect Jewish life” in the aftermath of a shooting attack near a synagogue on Yom Kippur. On Thursday,...

Backpack Set Alight on Steps of Brooklyn Jewish Center on Yom Kippur

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A backpack was set alight and left on the steps of a Jewish center in Brooklyn on Yom Kippur. The burning backpack on the steps of the...

Jewish Leader in Germany Accuses Police of Not Providing Adequate Protection

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Jewish leader in Germany doubled down on his accusation that police did not adequately protect a local synagogue at the center of an attack in...

Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on German Synagogue, Kebab Shop

BY RON KAMPEAS AND TOBY AXELROD (JTA) — At least two gunmen opened fire on a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and a kebab shop in Halle, a town in eastern Germany. The...

Chabad of Poway Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to New Charge

John Earnest, the now 20-year-old man charged with shooting and killing congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and wounding three people, including senior Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, at Chabad of Poway in...
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Woodmere Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Day

  The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event...

Millions in Default Judgments Entered Against 5T Firm Cardis

Default judgments for defrauding investors out of at least $30 million have been entered against several Five Towns residents as well as other individuals...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell...

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