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Rare Photo Of Belzer Rebbe Zt’l Sent As A Postcard To A Nazi Soldier Discovered

JERUSALEM (JTA) - A photo of the fourth Belzer Rebbe, Rabbi Aharon Rokeach, that was snapped by a German photographer and sent to a Nazi soldier just after the outbreak of World War II was recently di...

2 Men Arrested In Denmark Following Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

DENMARK (AP) - Two men, aged 27 and 38, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of "gross vandalism" of gravestones in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark. Danish broadcaster DR...

Officials: At Least 13 Dead In Slovakia Bus Crash Near City Of Nitra

NITRA, SLOVAKIA (AP) - A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that th...

Ukrainian Capital Names Streets After Nazi Collaborators

KVIV, UKRAINE (AP) - The Ukrainian Jewish Committee's director has harshly criticized a decision by the Ukrainian capital's legislature to name streets after Nazi collaborators. Eduard Dolinsky sai...

Israel Vows to Keep Hitting Militants as 18 Killed in Gaza

BEIT LAHIYA, NORTHERN GAZA STRIP (AP) - Israeli airstrikes killed more Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza on Wednesday as rocket fire toward Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the deat...

Police Raise Security Around Hong Kong After Night Clashes

HONG KONG (AP) — Police on Wednesday increased security around Hong Kong and its university campuses as they braced for more violence after sharp clashes overnight with anti-government protesters. ...

Brazilian-Born Holocaust Survivor Has Bar Mitzvah at Age 91

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) - At 91, Holocaust survivor Andor Stern no longer fears the Nazis who imprisoned him in Auschwitz. Living in his native Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest metro area of nearly 25 million...

NYPD $140k In Jewelry, Bags Stolen From Mall Magnate’s Home

RIVERDALE, NY (AP) - Police say a group of burglars stole $140,000 worth of luggage and jewelry from a shopping mall magnate's New York City mansion. The Bronx home belongs to Don Ghermezian, the C...

Roger Stone Wanted To ‘Debrief’ Kushner On DNC Email Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump confidant Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to "debrief" the president's son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016...

The Great Shul Clean Up: A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It was a remarkable Hoshana Rabba,with many more people in attendance than expected.  There were seforim, chumashim, and siddurim everywhere.  They were piled on ...

Local Officials Denounce Spike of Anti-Semitic Incidents In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY (JTA) - Days after a series of attacks against Jews across Brooklyn, the Anti-Defamation League announced that it would double funding for a school program combating hate. But city of...

Bloomberg Registers For 2020 Presidential Ballot In Arkansas

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas' March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication that the billionaire former New York City mayor may s...

Israel’s National Library Partners With Google To Digitize 120,000 Books

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 120,000 books from the collection of the National Library of Israel will go online in a collaboration between the library and Google. The digitation process, which is expecte...

Jewish Philanthropists Give $106M To Fund Brain Research Alliance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding...

Record Cold Follows Early Snowstorm Over Much Of Eastern US

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. ...

FBI Report Shows First Decrease In Hate Crimes In 4 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of hate crimes across the United States dipped slightly in 2018 after three consecutive years of increases. The FBI released its annual hate crimes report on Tuesday. T...

Unproven Fraud Claims Seen In State Races Could Cloud 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubsta...

The Forgotten Mass Destruction Of Jewish Homes During ‘Kristallnacht’

BERLIN (AP-The Conversation) Every November, communities around the world hold remembrances on the anniversary of the Nazis’ brutal assault on the Jews during “Kristallnacht.” Also known as “the Ni...

Clinton: UK Voters Must See Russian Influence Report

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election nex...

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