Secretary of Labor Resigns Amid Epstein Plea Deal Backlash

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Alexander Acosta quit as U.S. secretary of labor amid debate over a plea deal he helped arrange for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. President Donald...

Dov Hikind Sues Ocasio-Cortez for Blocking Him on Twitter

(JTA) — Dov Hikind is making a federal case of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blocking him on Twitter because he holds opposing viewpoints. Hikind, a former New York Democratic assemblyman, filed...

Pan-American Maccabi Games in Mexico Ends Monday

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The largest Jewish sporting event of the Americas is taking place in Mexico. The 14th Pan-American Maccabi Games is taking place through July 15...

Jewish Groups Protest Professor’s Use of Facebook Page for BDS Message

A petition from dozens of Jewish organizations large and small has been sent to the chancellor of California State University system protesting a professor’s use of a department’s official...

Yankees’ Mariano Rivera a Speaker at CUFI Conference

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The usual bio for Mariano Rivera includes retired New York Yankees relief pitcher, all-time saves leader, first player voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of...


  By Shalom Pollack As I entered the club where I work out, I was greeted by Shalom, a member of the kibbutz that owns the facility. He asked what the meaning...

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix Largest Feature Film Yet

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget...

US Coast Guard Suspends Search for Virginia Rabbi

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its nearly 24-hour search on Wednesday afternoon for a rabbi gone missing off the coast of Virginia Beach. However, local rescue crews, Hatzolah, Misaskim, and...

Recalling Ross Perot’s Relationship With Israel, American Jews

Two-time U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot died in Dallas on Tuesday at the age of 89 after a battle with leukemia. Beside for becoming a self-made Texas billionaire, he was...

Antisemitic Cartoonist Won’t Attend White House Social-Media Summit

Ben Garrison, a political cartoonist who has drawn antisemitic illustrations, will no longer be attending the White House’s social-media summit on Thursday, reported Politico. The invite sparked condemnation from the...
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Ayelet Shaked to Head New Right Party

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s former justice minister Ayelet Shaked is head of the New Right party, replacing Naftali Bennett, the former education...

Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up...

Ron Dermer to Leave Ambassador Post at End of September

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of...

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