House to Vote on Awarding Medal to Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on whether to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal — one of the nation’s highest civilian honors —...

Israeli Farmers Take Fight Against BDS to Consumers

Israeli farmers from Judea and Samaria, the Golan ‎Heights and the Jordan Valley have decided to combat ‎boycott efforts more strongly, by more aggressively ‎appealing to consumers. ‎ Farmers living...

Women’s March Leaders Reject Antisemitism, Support Sarsour, Mallory

(JTA) — The Women’s March said its leaders “reject antisemitism in all its forms,” and that it stands with leaders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, who have been accused...

Jewish Camps Vow to Rebuild After Massive California Wildfire

(JTA) — Two Jewish camps that suffered major damage in the wildfires that have raged in Southern California sent a message addressed to the “camp family”: We will rebuild and...

Stan Lee, Creator of Iconic Marvel Comics Superheroes, Dead at 95

(JTA) — Stan Lee, who as one of the masterminds behind Marvel Comics created such mega-popular comic book franchises as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, died early...

Terrorist Charged With Stabbings Outside Jewish Center Could Face Special Trial

An Islamist terrorist who attacked three French soldiers standing guard outside a Jewish community center in the southern city of Nice in 2015 is one step closer to being tried in...

How We Got New House Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wrong on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman that Massachusetts elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In the media coverage of this wild and woolly election, her...

Some Midterm Races Still Undecided

  Days after the midterm elections, more than 12 races are still undecided. Both parties are ramping up their rhetoric and in some cases turning to the courts as they...

Tom Hanks Joins Rally to Honor Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (JTA) — Actors Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton jointed several hundred people for a rally in honor of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, The rally, under the banner...

Sarah Silverman Brings Together 5 Religions For Game of H-O-R-S-E (JTA) — A rabbi, a pastor, an imam, a Buddhist minister and a Hindu swami walk into a gym. Who wins in a game of H-O-R-S-E? Sarah Silverman set out...

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Get ready to light the first Hanukkah candle, sing songs, play dreidel games, and, of course, eat. (Hanukkah takes place this year starting on...

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