Orthodox Woman Tasked With Mending Ties Between Israel, Diaspora

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Omer Yankelevich is the new minister of Diaspora affairs in Israel, meaning she’s in charge of managing the Jewish state’s relations with Jewish communities abroad. It has...

Tovah Feldshuh As Leona Helmsley, A First Look

By Cindy Grosz If you are like me, you grew up with Tovah, with pride, nachas!! Who else from Westchester, New York, and a graduate from Sarah Lawrence College, would...

Partnering With Hashem to Reinvent Ourselves During Coronavirus

By Toby Klein Greenwald I was inspired to write this by a friend and colleague of mine, Raquella Raiz, who wrote on her own page what had changed for her...

Reports: Osama bin Laden’s Son, Heir Hamza Dead

Several news outlets have reported that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead. NBC/MSNBC reported it spoke to three officials, who...

Hannover Shlucha, Now a Widow, Decides to Remain at Post

  The decision by Shlucha Shterna Wolff to remain living in Hannover even after the passing of her husband Rabbi Benny Wolff, OBM, is being viewed as an example of the Chabad way...

Other Side of the Bench: Our Rights, Rewritten

By David Seidemann I was born in Columbus, Ohio. So were five of my siblings. My parents lived there for almost 42 years. Some of the fondest memories of my entire...

Woodmere Leads Nassau County in Number of COVID-19 Cases

The Five Towns has more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Woodmere showing the highest number of cases in Nassau County, according to updates from the county.   As of...

Jewish Man Found Killed in Paris Apartment

(JTA) — A Jewish man was killed in his apartment in Paris, where the victim’s twin brother found his lifeless body bound and with a plastic bag covering his...

Jewish Andy Samberg Finds Italian Roots

(JTA) — PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” has had plenty of Jewish guests — Bernie Sanders, Larry David, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson — and the occasional guest, like Paul Ryan, who learn they have...

House Democrats Push for Unification Against West Bank Annexation

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank. The letter, now...
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First Person: What Americans Don’t Understand About Annexation

By RABBI URI PILICHOWSKI MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents...

From the Editor: Masked Confusion

If you don’t like wearing a mask or you are uncomfortable wearing one, that’s just too bad. What if you don’t like stopping at...

Oklahoma Man Arrested After Shooting Woman Over Swastika Flag

An Oklahoma man with a penchant for flying swastika flags and wearing Nazi uniforms remained in police custody on Wednesday, following an incident last...

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