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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...

Holocaust Survivors Reunited In Israel After 75 Years – [VIDEO]

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Holocaust survivors who were separated as children reunited in Israel after 75 years. Morris Sana, 87, and his cousin and friend Simon Mairowitz, 85, were ...

‘Why Is It That I Can’t Say Something Against The Jews?’ Malaysia’s Leader Asks At Columbia University

NEW YORK (JTA) — The prime minister of Malaysia defended his past anti-Semitic statements and questioned the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust in a speech at Columbia Univ...

Yeshiva University Student Club Loses Official Status After LGBTQ Advocacy

NEW YORK (JTA) — A student organization at Yeshiva University lost its official status after organizing a protest march calling for the establishment of a Gay-Straight Alliance Clu...

Roll Call: Where The Jewish Congressional Caucus Stands On Impeaching President Trump

Of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 185 have said that they are for an impeachment inquiry or impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump as they accuse him, ba...

Homeless Man Pleads Guilty To Burning Down Minnesota Synagogue

(JTA) — A homeless man pleaded guilty to burning down a historic Minnesota synagogue earlier this month. Prosecutors have indicated that they intend to ask for probation for Mat...

Is Google Translate App Anti-Semitic? Maybe not After all….

A cursory search on Google Translate made by a person who arrived in Israel today and googled the information in Hebrew revealed that the application translated this from Hebrew as...

25-Year-Old Haredi Man Visiting Georgia Dies from Injuries Suffered in a Traffic Accident in Tbilisi

GEORGIA - A Haredi man from the Har Nof section of Jerusalem was the victim of a tragic car crash near Tiblisi, Georgia. Yosef Dov Bakar, 25, was traveling to Uman for Rosh Hash...

IDF To Raze Homes Of Suspects In Dvir Sorek Murder

The dwellings of two Palestinians accused of murdering yeshiva student and Israeli army recruit Dvir Sorek will be destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces, after an appeal by the su...

5779 in Review: The 8 Must-Read Jewish News Stories of the Year

(JTA) — The Jewish calendar year 5779 was a turbulent and often painful one for Jews around the world. Mounting global anti-Semitism, two deadly American synagogue shootings and tw...

The Trump-Ukraine Controversy, And The Jews Involved, Explained

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A week ago, impeachment was not the flavor of the season. The interest in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report into Russian election interference had waned...