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...

Chief Rabbi Wants Jews to Extend Shabbat to Protest Eurovision Timing

(JTA) — Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, called on Jews to extend by 20 minutes the time they observe Shabbat this week to protest its violation during the...

Polish PM: Restitution Would Mean Victory for Hitler

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki vowed that his government would never pay damages in connection with World War II. “If today anyone says that Poland has...

Portion of Paris City Square Named for 3 Jewish Kids Killed in Attack

(JTA) — Two alleys that make up a city square in Paris were named for the three children killed in an attack by an Islamist gunman on a Jewish...

Trump Pardons Former Owner of Jerusalem Post

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, the former owner and publisher of The Jerusalem Post who had spent three years in...

MDA Solution Wins ‘Great Minds’ Hackathon at Jerusalem Tech College

More than 80 Jerusalem College of Technology students from Israel and 23 countries gathered at the college’s Machon Lev campus and worked around the clock last Wednesday evening through...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Secure Religious Institutions

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress on Friday to provide funding to religious institutions, including synagogues, to protect attendees from potential attacks. Introduced by U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and...

Jewish NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Gets Ready for Trip Into Space

  (JTA) — Jessica Meir has been preparing to go into space since the age of 5. She attended her first space camp after finishing middle school and a training...

Novak: A Better Alternative to Affirmative Action

Imagine if Yeshiva University and/or a number of Haredi Rabbinical Yeshivot decided to do something about the growing Jewish education gap between Orthodox and non-traditional Jews by copying the...

Trump Celebrates Anniversary of Jerusalem Embassy Move

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN(JTA) — One year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump called it “a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel.” Trump referenced...
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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...

Hempstead Town Refinances $33 Million in Bonds

  The Town of Hempstead unanimously voted to authorize the refinancing of $33 million in bonds in order to save approximately $1.4 million in taxpayer...

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...

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