The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings are being investigated in connection with the savage killings of three men — two of whom were Jewish — in a Waltham, Mass., apartment in September 2011, according to the Boston Globe.
Orthodox communities try to sell themselves to fairgoers overwhelmed by choices.
Jewish Week Correspondent
When Yehuda and Tova Miller walked into the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Communities Fair last Sunday, they saw the same scene that greeted the more than 1,000 other people who attended the event: a cavernous room in which six rows of tables were set up.
Four Israeli high-tech companies will be opening offices in Maryland after the state’s governor, Martin O’Malley, wooed them during an eight-day economic trade mission to Israel and Jordan, O’Malley’s office announced Tuesday.
The companies are Shekel Scales in Kibbutz Beit Keshet in the Lower Galilee, and three Tel Aviv-based companies: Askimo, Roboteam and Hybrid Security .
The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings are being investigated in connection with the savage killings of three men – two of whom were Jewish -- in a Waltham, Mass., apartment in September 2011, according to authorities.
New York federation leader John Ruskay made the case for centralized giving, growing the endowment to $860 million from $330 million.
Editor And Publisher
Soon after John Ruskay took over the helm of UJA-Federation of New York in 1999, he gave a major address based on the notion, then prevalent, that Israel had reached a point in its history when peace seemed imminent. With the Oslo peace process at its high point, Ruskay said it was time to turn the Jewish communal agenda inward, to needs closer to home.
Fresh from his post as lay leader of the Anti-Defamation League, Robert G. Sugarman was recommended by the Nominating Committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to serve as chairman. The term begins June 1.
Israeli tech school’s president says center can be 'half aliyah' for expat faculty.
Assistant Managing Editor
New York’s planned Innovation Institute jointly run by Cornell University and Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has met more than half its fundraising goal thanks to a $133 million donation from Irwin Jacobs, a founder of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan.
The gift was announced Monday and will be divided equally between Cornell University and the New York-based American Technion Society, which supports the Institute in Haifa, Israel.
Israel will pay 97.5 percent of El Al's security costs in order to settle a strike over the country's new "open skies" agreement with the European Union, Haaretz reported. The government previously paid 80 percent of security costs, saddling El Al with an estimated $30 million bill to keep passengers safe.
The agreement with the European Union would open new routes between Tel Aviv and members of the Union, lowering the cost of flights by foreign carriers, to the disadvantage of Israel's three airlines: El Al, Arkia and Israir.
The general airport strike by the Histadrut labor union was called for Tuesday after Israel's Cabinet on Sunday approved the agreement Employees of the three airlines went on strike over the deal hours before it was approved.Dozens of flights by the three airlines were moved up to avoid the strike deadline.
The European-Mediterranean Sea aviation agreement approved Sunday allows European airlines to increase their flights to Israel for five years, which could substantially decrease the costs of airline tickets for Israeli travelers to Europe.
The Histadrut says the deal could mean thousands of layoffs by the three airlines. Employees of the three airlines picketed outside the Knesset during the vote.