2 Israelis Killed, 6 Injured In Palestinian Shooting Attack In Jerusalem

10/09/2016 - 11:53

Two people were killed and at least six injured when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on a light rail stop in Jerusalem.

A map of the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. Screenshot/Google Maps

In Battle For The Senate, The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Looming Large

10/07/2016 - 11:42

WASHINGTON (JTA) – While the Iran nuclear deal gets fleeting attention in the presidential race, it is shaping up as a key issue in at least nine states integral to Democrats’ hopes of regaining control of the U.S. Senate.

Tammy Duckworth and Sen. Mark Kirk shaking hands after their debate at the Chicago Tribune, Oct. 3, 2016. JTA

Florida Jews Brace As Hurricane Matthew Hits

10/07/2016 - 11:39

MIAMI (JTA) — Jewish institutions here were bracing for the worst as officials issued dire warnings about Hurricane Matthew, which approached the state’s Atlantic coast Thursday evening and was to move up the coast over the next 24 hours.

Hurricane Matthew hitting Ormond Beach, Fla., Oct. 7, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

JDC Dispatches Aid To Hurricane-Stricken Haiti

10/07/2016 - 11:36

(JTA) — The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing aid to Haiti after a hurricane caused widespread damage in the Caribbean country.

A man trying to cross the overflowing of the river Rouyonne, in the commune of Leogane Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 5, 2016. JTA

Which Baseball Team Is The Most ‘Jewish?’

10/06/2016 - 12:51

October marks the beginning of a new year, a time of fresh starts and second chances — and playoff baseball, the climax of a summer of (we still insist) American Jewry’s favorite sport.

With their storied history, the Yankees stand for tradition, and that’s what the Jewish people are all about. Getty Images

Can China Blunt Israel’s Isolation?

Growing business ties with Asia and Africa seen as reaction to diplomatic trouble in the West.

10/06/2016 - 12:34

The business conference last week at the Tel Aviv five-star hotel had a familiar sound: wall-to-wall praise for Israel’s technology prowess and tributes to the creative juices of the so-called “start-up” nation.

At a recent investor summit Israeli and Chinese executives mingled over Asian soups and dumplings. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Pastrami On Rue

What the closing of the Carnegie Deli means.

10/06/2016 - 12:32
Special To The Jewish Week

It may not be a particularly Jewish hangout any more, but the Carnegie Deli is that rare breed — a kosher-style restaurant that became one of the most famous restaurants in the world, a place to which tourists make a beeline as soon as they land at the airport, as if no visit to New York is complete without eating there.

A line of people stretches down Seventh Avenue as people wait for their iconic sandwiches. PHOTOS BY Nora Wesson/JW

With Election Nearing, Anxiety On The Pulpit

Rabbis gnash their teeth over toxic political climate.

10/06/2016 - 12:22
Staff Writer

With Election Day bearing down on a bitterly divided nation, the presidential campaign — perhaps not surprisingly — seeped into many High Holy Day sermons this year as rabbis called on congregants to reject anti-immigrant rhetoric, speak civilly to each other and “enter the political fray for the sake of democracy.”

But what did seem surprising was the passion brought to bear in tying the current political moment to Jewish history and memory, and the willingness of some spiritual leaders to take off the gloves, so to speak.

With Election Day bearing down on a divided nation, the presidential campaign seeped into High Holy Day sermons this year. Getty

Obama Officials Blast Israel’s Settlement Announcement As Betrayal Of Friendship, Peres Legacy

10/06/2016 - 12:10

The Obama administration cast Israel’s plan to build 300 units deep inside the West Bank as a betrayal of U.S. friendship and of Shimon Peres’ legacy.

Shimon Peres and President Obama meeting in Washington, D.C., June 25, 2014. JTA

Peres: A Man Of Contradictions

His final gift: A day of respite for Israelis.

10/06/2016 - 11:58
Special To The Jewish Week

Jerusalem — It was, perhaps, his last gift to us. Even in death, Shimon Peres inspired us. Though no longer among us, he managed to remind us that what we have built here is extraordinary — not only in our own minds, but in the minds of much of the Western world.

Israeli President at the time Shimon Peres answers a question from the press at the United Nations in NYC in 2009. Getty Images
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