Pope Francis: ‘A Christian Cannot Be an Antisemite’

JNS.org – Pope Francis told a Jewish delegation on Monday that “a Christian cannot be an antisemite.” His remark comes as Jews worldwide are still reeling from the deadliest attack in American Jewish...

Miami Heat Forward Honors Jewish Teen Who Fell to His Death

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Miami Heat basketball player honored a Florida Jewish teen who fell nine stories to his death. Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow on Thursday wrote “RIP...

Jewish Businessman Becomes Tunisia’s Tourism Minister

(JTA) — Tunisia has appointed a Jewish businessman as its tourism minister. Rene Trabelsi was named to the post by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Monday as part of a...

Wedding Blessings

Machon Sarah TAG high-school girls, participating in the Zichron Henya Chesed Program, recently volunteered to waitress a wedding. They had previously set up the engagement party for this couple,...

Families of Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Visit Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Members of seven families of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia came to Israel to celebrate Israeli Space Week at the behest of...

EU Gives Nearly $1 Million to Map Jewish Cemeteries

(JTA) — The European Union has awarded close to $1 million to a project that aims to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in the continent’s east. The European Jewish...

Toronto Jewish Community Becomes First Pilot City With $1 Million In ‘Shalom Corps’

Towards the end of May, Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United, a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, met with the leadership of...

Genetic Study Finds Widespread Sephardic Ancestry in Latin America

(JTA) — In a genetic study of 6,589 people from five Latin American countries, about a quarter displayed traces of what may be Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Geneticist Juan-Camilo Chacón-Duque and...

Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Makes a Match

(JTA) — It’s life imitating art over at New York City’s off-Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish. Stephanie Lynne Mason and Drew Seigla, who play the young...

Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Re-Certification

The bread is back. After removing kosher certification from many of its items in 2017, Bimbo Bakeries USA will once again be selling kosher products. “After hearing from our loyal kosher...
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Iron Dome Moved South Following Gaza Border Incident

Tensions along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip erupted on Sunday, with the Israeli Air Force striking the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group after...

Sanders Says He Will Skip AIPAC Conference

JNS.org – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, announced on Sunday that he will skip the annual AIPAC Policy Conference...

200 Israelis Quarantined After Contact With South Korean Tourists

JNS.org – At least 180 Israeli students have been put in isolation after coming in contact with a group of South Korean tourists to...

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