Jersey City Market Employee Killed Helping Customer Escape Deadly Shooting

(JTA) — Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, a 49-year-old father who died in the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, helped save a wounded Jewish customer, the New York...

Orthodox Community Raises Thousands for Slain Police Officer

JNS.org – A fund set up by a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY, to benefit the family of Det. Joseph Seals, who...

Feds View Jersey City Kosher Grocery Rampage as Domestic Terrorism

The FBI will now oversee the investigation of this week’s deadly attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store, which officials are treating as an act of domestic terrorism, federal and...

Hundreds Mourn Shooting Victims Mindy Ferencz, Moshe Deutsch

Hundreds of people flooded the streets Wednesday night to mourn two of the victims killed after two assailants opened fire at a kosher market in Jersey City. In Jersey City, crowds...

Jersey City Shooting Rattled Tight-Knit Orthodox Community

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — Every Friday afternoon, Leah Mindel Ferencz would cook hot kugel and cholent and serve them in the small grocery store she and her husband,...

Archive That Survived Holocaust, AMIA Attack

BY ALAN GRABINSKY (JTA) — Abraham Lichtenbaum was getting ready to leave his house on July 18, 1994 when, at 9:53 a.m., he heard an explosion: The headquarters of Argentina’s 200,000-strong...

Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Makes First Public Appearance Since Attack

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — One month after being brutally attacked in his home, Argentina’s chief rabbi appeared in public in a meeting with the head of the Jewish Agency. Rabbi...

Israelis Near Gaza border Protest Weekly Riots, Greenhouse Fire

Israelis from the Gaza border region blocked trucks laden with goods and fuel for Gaza with their bodies on Sunday morning in protest of the government’s decision to allow...

Beit Shemesh Female Mayor Is Reluctant Icon for Orthodox Feminism

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (JTA) — When Aliza Bloch was elected mayor of Beit Shemesh last month, it ended a decade of haredi Orthodox control over this small bedroom community...
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