Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis in their first face-to-face meeting talked about the Middle East and plans for a papal trip to Israel, among other issues.
The Anti-Defamation League denounced recent comments by hip-hop star Kanye West as “classic anti-Semitism.”
In a radio interview, West defended President Obama’s difficulty in passing his policies, saying “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.”
A chasidic Jew who was fired from the New York City police academy because he refused to trim his beard was ordered reinstated by a Manhattan federal judge who held that “de facto exemptions . . . abound” to the department’s beard rule.
Jerusalem — Former Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger was arrested on suspicion of bribe taking and other offenses during his decade-long tenure.
Jerusalem — French President Francois Hollande in a speech to the Israeli Knesset called for a two-state solution with Jerusalem as a shared capital for Israel and a Palestinian state.
Berlin — Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin.
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