Retired Israeli Fighter Pilot on Deck for Axiom Space Flight

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — A former ace fighter pilot turned big-time investor will become only the second Israeli in space — and he’ll be paying for the trip himself. Eytan Stibbe,...

Israeli Tech Giant Sets Sights on $8B Offering

CTech – One of Israeli tech’s giants, IronSource, is gearing up for an IPO in the first half of 2021. According to a source who spoke to Calcalist under...

TikTok to Crack Down on Antisemitism Ahead of US Election

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Following the lead of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, the video platform TikTok announced that it is expanding the range of hate content that it will ban...

Twitter Joins Facebook Banning Holocaust Denial

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Twitter will now ban posts that deny the Holocaust. Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that a Twitter spokesperson said posts that “deny or distort” violent events including the...

Redhill Biopharma Signs Deal to Make Potential COVID-19 Treatment

Redhill Biopharma Ltd has signed a manufacturing deal with two companies in Europe and Canada to ramp up production of its coronavirus treatment candidate, the Israeli drugmaker said on Tuesday. The...

Facebook to Ban Holocaust Denial

(JTA) — Facebook announced that it will now ban any posts that deny or distort the Holocaust, a landmark change from its previous policy. For years, Facebook and its CEO,...

Beit Avi Chai Creates High Holiday Programming Accessible During Pandemic

This year’s upcoming holidays will be like none Jews today have ever experienced. Synagogues will not be packed with worshipers. Holiday meals will be scaled down. Many families will...

Hackers Steal $7.5 Million From Washington Federation Endowment

BY DAVID HOLZEL (Washington Jewish Week via JTA) — Federal and international law enforcement agencies are investigating the theft of $7.5 million from the United Jewish Endowment Fund, an arm of The Jewish...

Israel’s Tower Semi Halts Some Operations After Cyber-Attack

Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor said on Sunday that some of its systems were hit by a cyberattack and as a result it was putting some servers and manufacturing...

TikTok Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Hate Speech

JNS.org – The video-sharing social network service TikTok has expressed that it has “a zero tolerance stance” on accounts linked to antisemitism and other forms of bigotry. “We have a...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

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

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(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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