Rabbi Reflects on Beaches of Normandy 75 Years After D-Day

Exactly 75 years ago, Normandy was the site of one of the largest military invasions ever staged. Forever known as D-Day, June 6, 1944 marked the turning point of World War...

Daughters of Rabbi Eckstein, Rabbi Carlebach Pledge to Rebuild Mevo Modi’im

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Keren L’Yedidut) has quickly mobilized to raise more than 1 million shekel in emergency assistance for residents of Mevo Modi’im, a small...

Nationwide Celebration of Israel to Stress Jewish Unity

Throughout May and June, more than 50,000 people are expected to participate in the annual IAC Celebrate Israel festivals throughout the country. The largest gathering within this network of...

Morocco’s Jewish Community to Hold Elections for Representatives

Morocco’s Jewish community will hold its first elections in half a century to select its communal representatives. King Mohammed VI instructed the Minister of the Interior to supervise elections for...

Snow Falls on Mount Hermon for Passover

On Sunday, April 21, snow fell on Mount Hermon during Passover for the first time in 22 years. With approximately eight inches of snow already on the ground and accumulation...

Chicago, Israeli Nonprofit Sign Partnership Agreement

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chemi Peres, son of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to create a partnership between “technology and innovation...

Ancient Seal of Jewish King’s Officer Discovered in City of David in Jerusalem

The Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University discovered a 2,600 year old ancient  bulla seal impression bearing the inscription “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King”  in the...

How Many Final Four Coaches Have Coached Maccabiah?

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — Bruce Pearl has won plenty of accolades and championships in a basketball coaching career spanning nearly three decades, including guiding the U.S. men’s team to...

BDS Tweet Ends Up Promoting Israeli Wines

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of it on sale at the...

Jewish Groups Provide Donations to Victims of New Zealand Mosque Attacks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The American Jewish Committee has partnered with the New Zealand Jewish Council to provide financial support for the victims of attacks on two mosques in...
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NFL star DeSean Jackson Under Fire for Antisemitic Quotes on His Instagram Story

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson posted anti-Semitic quotes on social media, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver removed them a day later and posted...

Revs. Sharpton, Jackson Discuss Race Relations with Rabbi Marc Schneier

NEW YORK – Following the tragic death of George Floyd and protests taking place around the country, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) President Rabbi...

Israeli Public Health Director Quits, Raps Swift Reopening of Economy

Israel’s public health director quit on Tuesday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases, saying it had reopened the economy too rapidly and had...

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