Police Investigate Three Fires Set at Massachusetts Chabad Centers

Massachusetts law enforcement is investigating three arson incidents that occurred at two Chabad centers. The first, at Chabad of Arlington, occurred last Saturday night, May 11. Chabad representative Luna Bukiet discovered the...

11 Dead, 6 Injured in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

(JTA) — The alleged gunman who killed 11 people and injured six at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday assailed the Jewish resettlement agency HIAS on his web page and...

Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Spreads to 5 States, Kills 4 in U.S.

An outbreak of a rare and deadly type of meningitis has killed four people and caused at least 30 others to fall ill in five states America, health officials...

New Play “Wiesenthal” Extends Special Invite to Holocaust Survivors

The producers of Wiesenthal, the new play based on the life Simon Wiesenthal, invite Survivors of the Holocaust to attend an upcoming performance as their guest, and offer a special $45...

Trump Blasts FBI, Justice Dept Bosses in Showdown Over Republican Memo

President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters / Yuri Gripas. President Donald Trump attacked the integrity of the FBI and Justice Department on Friday in an extraordinary showdown over the expected White...

Trump Takes Hard Line Against Iran in Speech Unveiling ‘America First’ National Security Strategy

President Trump waves to the audience after outlining his national security strategy in a speech in Washington, DC on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Joshua Roberts. US President...

Jewish Heritage Month Celebrated On Capitol Hill

By The Friedlander Group The Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building was packed with more than 200 legislators, diplomats, and Jewish communal and lay leaders participated in...

U.S. Lawmakers Push for Recognition of Israeli Golan

A plan to bring the U.S. closer to recognizing the Golan Heights was laid out for Israeli and American officials in Washington last week. The six-point plan proposed by a...

US Official Eyes Israel’s Egypt Border for Mexico Wall Ideas

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel‘s fenced-off border with Egypt on Tuesday for ideas for the US border with Mexico, where President Donald Trump has pledged to build a...

How Did May Get to Be Jewish American History Month?

(JTA) — Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as...
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IDF Raises Alert Status to Match Spike in Iran-US Tensions

  (JNS) Israel’s defense establishment has heightened its military readiness and alert status in the wake of increased tensions between Tehran and Washington, according to a...

Special Prosecutor to Investigate Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett

(JTA) — A local judge in Chicago has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to drop charges against actor Jussie...

Best-Selling Novelist Judith Krantz Dies at 91

(JTA) — Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz, whose first novel “Scruples” was published the year she turned 50, has died. Krantz died on Saturday at her...

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