A rally in DC with echoes of Jan. 6 has Jewish officials on high...

(JTA) — On the surface, a rally in Washington, D.C. planned for Saturday sounds like it will have echoes of Jan. 6. The “Justice for J6” rally, which is being...

Report: US to freeze $130 million of Egyptian military aid over human-rights abuses

(September 14, 2021 / JNS) The United States is withholding $130 million worth of military aid to Egypt in order to pressure it to improve human rights, said two...

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...
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HBO spotlights Amar’e Stoudemire’s journey from the NBA to Orthodox Judaism

(JTA) — A new episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that aired Tuesday focused on Amar’e Stoudemire and the retired NBA star’s...

Israel bars travelers from Africa as new COVID variant puts country ‘on the verge...

(JTA) — Israel announced a temporarily entry ban for foreigners arriving from Africa following the detection of a resistant coronavirus variant that is sparking...

The Strength Of Gavriel

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch As I watched his little form make its way to the back of the school building to the location of the...

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