2 Israeli Police Officers Wounded, One Seriously, In Jerusalem Stabbing

09/19/2016 - 11:20

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli police officers were wounded, one seriously, in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Early Sunday Morning Attack Equals 6th Against Israelis Over Weekend

09/18/2016 - 11:43

An Israeli soldier was stabbed and moderately injured outside the West Bank settlement of Efrat.

An IDF soldier was stabbed and moderately injured outside the West Bank settlement of Efrat, pictured above. Wikimedia Commons

Chelsea Blast Injures 29, Called 'Intentional' Not Terror-Related

The blast from a Chelsea dumpster on Saturday night injured 29, including one critically, authorities report.

09/18/2016 - 11:17

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called an explosion on the West Side of Manhattan that injured at least 29 people "intentional" but not terrorist in nature.

Police officers & firefighters respond to an explosion on September 17, 2016 at 23rd Street and 7th Avenue in NYC. Getty Images

Bar Mitzvah Boy Raises Money For Parkinson’s — By Hosting International Kids Film Festival

09/15/2016 - 16:50

In third grade, Ryan Levine participated in an after-school workshop on filmmaking — and he’s been hooked ever since.

Ryan Levine shooting a film (Courtesy Lisa Bercu Levine)

Portuguese City Unveils 16th-Century Torah Used By Crypto-Jews

09/16/2016 - 14:35

(JTA) — A small city in northeast Portugal unveiled for the first time a 400-year-old Torah scroll that a local contractor had found 10 years ago at a demolition site and kept wrapped up in linen.

Covilha, Portugal (Feliciano Guimarães/ Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Donald Trump Jr. Ripped For ‘Gas Chamber’ Remark

09/16/2016 - 14:30

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump Jr. was slammed by Democrats and the Anti-Defamation League for using the term “gas chamber” in a complaint about how the media treats Republicans and his father, the party’s presidential nominee.

Donald Trump Jr. speaking on the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. JTA

Israeli Director’s Star-Studded English-Language Debut Premieres in Toronto

The latest offering from multiple-award winning director and screenwriter Joseph Cedar receives standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival

09/16/2016 - 10:05
Editorial Intern

The highly-successful Israeli director Joseph Cedar received a standing ovation at the premiere of his first English-language film, entitled “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, according to the organizers. The film, Cedar’s first since 2011’s Oscar-shortlisted “Footnote”, tells the story of a fictitious New York “fixer” who forms a bond with a low-ranked Israeli minister, who soon after becomes Prime Minister.

Director Joseph Cedar, whose new film is expected to reach cinemas in early 2017. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty.

Rabbi Nathaniel Steinberg, Who Led Suffolk County’s Largest Congregation, Dies At 89

09/15/2016 - 19:04
Staff Writer

Rabbi Nathaniel Steinberg, who served for more than 20 years as the first full-time spiritual leader of the Dix Hills Jewish Center died Saturday following a brief illness. He was 89.

When he was hired in 1970, the Long Island synagogue was in its infancy and operating out of a converted private house. Under his guidance, the congregation moved to its current building and membership grew to more than 600 families, making it the largest congregation in Suffolk County.

Jewish Man Charged With Setting Fire To Orlando Night Club Shooter’s Mosque

Community tips, surveillance footage lead to arrest after cops find arson materials in home of ex-convict Joseph Michael Schreiber.

09/15/2016 - 17:03
Editorial Intern

A 32-year-old Jewish man is facing arson and hate crime charges after being accused of setting fire to the mosque of Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter, ABC News reports.

Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Wilfredo Ruiz in front of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce after the blaze. Getty Images

Guatemalan Officials Raid Jewish Cult Lev Tahor

The raid, one in a long line, comes amid allegations of child abuse just two years after the group fled Canada.

09/15/2016 - 14:33
Editorial Intern

Guatemalan police raided Lev Tahor’s homes and removed children Israeli media reported citing unconfirmed Guatemalan reports. The raids were conducted by the Public Ministry and personnel from the Attorney General Office’s following allegations of child abuse in the ultra-orthodox cult, reported The Jerusalem Post.

Guatemalan police raided Lev Tahor’s homes and reportedly removed children. Screenshot/CBC Youtube
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