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Sheldon Adelson Ordered To Pay Damages To Jewish Democratic Group

NEW YORK (JTA) — A federal judge in New York has ordered billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to pay compensatory damages and legal fees to the National Jewish Democratic Cou...

Chaim Deutsch Leads The Way, Parks His Car And Commutes To City Hall

NEW YORK (VosIzNeias) Chaim Deutsch, a Councilman for Southern Brooklyn, has decided to give up his car and commute by subway in the wake of the accident in which a 10-year-old boy...

‘Reverse Tashlich’ Program Encourages Jews To Keep The Oceans Clean

FLORIDA (JNS) - A Florida-based program aimed at reconnecting Jewish people to the ocean and empowering them to help keep the sea clean is attracting attention from communities aro...

Over 50,000 Worshippers Traveling to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Tens of thousands of Jews from around the world have arrived in Uman, Ukraine to spend Rosh Hashanah near the tomb of spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The two-day holiday...

A Bee-Keeping Rabbi Explains What The Buzz Is All About

New York (JNS) - Human instinct may be to swat, run away or do a frantic little dance to avoid contact with bees, but like most small living creatures, they have more to fear from ...

Judge Calls On Ocasio-Cortez to Testify As To Why She Blocked Dov Hikind on Twitter

“It’s a great development as she will have to answer very specifically what about my critical tweets crossed a line,” said Hikind During the two-hour hearing  held in federal co...

Jewish Day School Lowers Tuition To Increase Enrollments

SAN DIEGO (JNS) - When students returned to the San Diego Jewish Academy just a few weeks ago, they were greeted not only by new teachers, but new classmates as well. “For the c...

Jewish Groups Demand Italy Take Action Against Wine Bottles Saluting Nazis

VENICE (JNS) - Italy is facing renewed backlash for allowing the continued sale of wine bottles that feature Adolf Hitler’s face and Nazi slogans on its labels. The controversia...

Wisconsin Speaker Demands Governor Move Primary That Conflicts With Hanukkah

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The speaker of Wisconsin’s Assembly wants the governor to cancel a special election primary that falls on Dec. 30, the last day of Hanukkah. Speaker Robin Vos...

Poignant New Year For Jewish Community Scarred By Massacre

PITTSBURGH (AP)  There will be some differences — and some constants — over the coming days as the New Light congregation observes Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, for the first ...

Yeshiva University Student Councils Reinstate Group That Protested For Gay Rights

(JTA) — The Yeshiva University student councils reinstated a group that had lost its official status on campus after organizing a protest march connected to gay rights. The coun...

Listen to the ‘High Holidays’ Teleconference with President Donald Trump

The Orthodox Union, the Coalition for Jewish Values, Chabad-Lubavitch, the Union for Reform Judaism and the National Council of Young Israel had representatives on the call. Ami...

Jewish Population Worldwide Hits 14.8 Million Ahead Of Rosh Hashanah

Jerusalem - The global Jewish population hovers around 14.8 million ahead of Rosh Hashanah, which marks the start of the Jewish new year 5780, according to estimates published by P...

Despite Tensions, Liberal Jewish Groups To Join Pre-5780 Phone Call With Trump

Amid the divide between the Trump administration and left-wing Jewish religious organizations, at least a few major ones will participate in the annual call ahead of Rosh Hashanah ...

Anti-Defamation League Adds New Hate Symbols to ‘Hate on Display’ Database

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights ...

Most Israelis Want Orthodox Parties out of Government, Survey Says

ISRAEL - (JTA) — Israeli voters delivered an inconclusive result in last week’s election. More than a week after the vote, it’s still unclear what shape Israel’s government will ta...

Hundreds Come out to Fight for Protection of Jews in New York, Citing Politics as a Problem

NEW YORK (JNS) Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in front of City Hall in New York on Sunday, calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other municipal leaders, as well as ...

Jewish Leaders Condemn Columbia University’s Hosting of Malaysian Prime Minister

NEW YORK - Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following st...

Haredi Rabbi Refuses to Officiate at Wedding of Avigdor Liberman’s Son

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Bnei Brak rabbi has refused to officiate at the marriage of the son of Avigdor Liberman, the head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party. Rabbi Baruch Dov Diskin,...

After Stunning Discovery, Remains of Holocaust Victims to be Buried in Monsey on Thursday

MONSEY - Nearly 75 years after the destruction of the Chelmno death camp, the remains of an unknown number of Holocaust victims will be brought to kever yisroel at a Monsey cemeter...