Ohio man sentenced to 20 years for planned attack on Toledo synagogue

(JTA) — A federal court sentenced an Ohio man to 20 years in prison for planning deadly attacks on a Toledo synagogue. Damon Joseph of Holland, a Toledo suburb, had...

Kosher restaurants fear losing customers over NYC vaccine mandate

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last month that beginning Sept. 13, restaurants would have to ask customers for proof...

Josh Mandel, Jewish Ohio Senate candidate, compares Biden’s vaccine mandate to the Gestapo

(JTA) — The latest politician to compare government vaccination efforts to Nazi Germany is Josh Mandel, a Jewish Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio. In a video Thursday protesting...

Afghanistan’s last Jew has left the country

(JTA) — Zebulon Simantov, the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan, has finally left the country for fear of persecution by the Taliban, an Israeli television channel reported. Simantov, the 62-year-old...

Mideast terror groups energized by Taliban victory, but not rushing into battle

(August 30, 2021 / JNS) The shockwaves from the Taliban’s lightning-quick takeover of Afghanistan are continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, and Islamist forces are feeling energized by...

US not seeking death penalty for Chabad of Poway synagogue shooter

(August 31, 2021 / JNS) Federal prosecutors announced on Monday they would not seek the death penalty for a former nursing student who plead guilty to murder and other...

FBI report reinforces trend that American Jews are ‘top target’ for hate crimes

(August 31, 2021 / JNS) The latest FBI report on hate crimes shows that the number of incidents continues to rise year to year in the U.S., with 7,759...

Parole board votes to release Sirhan Sirhan, who killed Robert Kennedy for his pro-Israel...

(JTA) — California’s parole board recommended the release of Sirhan Sirhan, the Jerusalem-born assassin who changed history when he shot to death Robert Kennedy in 1968 just as he...

FROM COVID TO KABUL

By Larry Gordon As we have learned over the last few weeks, the most pressing and vital issues of the day are determined, to an extent, by the level of...

Bahrain Celebrates First Bar Mitzvah In 16 Years

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the people-to-people network of Jewish communities from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that are developing Jewish life in the region, facilitated...
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Park East Synagogue pushes out assistant rabbi, sparking protest

NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

3 Jewish baseball players could make or break the 2021 World Series

(JTA) — The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in...

Jill Biden pays tribute to Jonathan Sacks at yeshiva fundraiser in Detroit

(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

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