Eruv Taken Down in Westerleigh Section of Staten Island

(JTA) — An eruv, or symbolic boundary for Sabbath-observant Jews, was removed from a neighborhood on Staten Island. The eruv had been put up on utility poles around the neighborhood...

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...

Senate Armed Services to Continue Security Aid to Israel

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $750 billion 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday that includes the continuation of American assistance to Israel for missile-defense...

Torah Dedicated to Shooting Victim Lori Gilbert-Kaye at Chabad of Poway

(JTA) — The Chabad of Poway synagogue dedicated a new Torah scroll in honor of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting attack last month at the San...

Jewish American Heritage Month Recognizes Illustrators

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation's history, culture, and society. The theme for May...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Secure Religious Institutions

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress on Friday to provide funding to religious institutions, including synagogues, to protect attendees from potential attacks. Introduced by U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and...

Chicago Synagogue Target of Arson Attacks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An unknown arsonist attempted twice to set on fire a synagogue building in the Lakewood neighborhood of Chicago, while vandals smashed the windows of cars...

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...

Trump Pardons Former Owner of Jerusalem Post

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, the former owner and publisher of The Jerusalem Post who had spent three years in...

Republicans Launch Bid to Force House Vote on BDS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Republicans want to force a vote on a controversial bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel boycott. The bill, which earlier this year passed the Senate, has been...
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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...

Israeli Rhythmic Gymnast Takes 2 Gold Medals at 2019 European Games

(JTA) — Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. She won gold medals in the...

British Jewish School Cited for Segregation of Students by Sex

(JTA) — The British government declared a top-performing Jewish school to be “inadequate” because it teaches girls and boys separately. King David High School in...

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