More Than 250 New Immigrants From ‘Lost Tribe’ Arrive in Israel

Immigrants from the Jewish “lost tribe” of Bnei Menashe landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport this week to build a new life in Israel. Hailing from northeast India, the Bnei Menashe...

Bahraini, UAE Representatives Attend Hanukkah Ceremony at Kotel

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain took part in a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall on Monday night. Speaking at the event, Western Wall Rabbi...

Small Synagogues Discuss Returning to Full Operations

Responding to the challenges that many smaller Orthodox Jewish shuls are experiencing in engaging and growing their communities during the pandemic, the Orthodox Union’s Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick...

Siberian Synagogue Has 10-Foot Menorah Made of Ice

  BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A synagogue in Tomsk, a Siberian city in Russia, has unveiled a giant Hanukkah menorah made of ice. The 10-foot menorah was erected Tuesday inside the synagogue...

Jared, Ivanka Buy Large Estate on Elite Miami Island

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump may be moving to Florida after President Donald Trump leaves office, if the couple’s real estate acquisitions are any indication. Kushner and...

Israeli Advocate for Disability Rights to Serve on UN Committee

JNS.org – Following an international diplomatic campaign, Odelia Fitoussi was elected on Monday to represent Israel on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Fitoussi, 43,...

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Plays Matchmaker on Singles Day

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Foreign Ministry took on the role of the “shadchan,” or traditional Jewish matchmaker, on Wednesday, offering to help set up social media users in honor...

Kaminsky Inducts Woodmere Resident Into Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Senator Todd Kaminsky inducted WWII veteran and Woodmere resident Max Marcus, Petty Officer, Third Class into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame on Wednesday, recognizing him...

Jewish Dating Site Puts Mom in the Driver’s Seat

On a visit home to Fort Lauderdale back in 2013, Jeffrey Kaplan and his then-girlfriend watched as Kaplan’s mother pulled out her computer to show them the fake JDate...

Lithuania Mints Commemorative Coin for Vilna Gaon’s Birthday

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Bank of Lithuania minted the first euro piece of currency containing Hebrew letters. The 10-euro coin was minted on Tuesday and is a limited-edition commemorative collector’s...
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