ADL Raps Michael Oren For Stereotyping Obama In New Essay


The Anti-Defamation League criticized Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, for an “insensitive and unjustified” attack on President Barack Obama.

Obama Cites Israel In Arguing For Gun Control


Washington — President Barack Obama compared Israel favorably to the United States in making a point about gun violence.

Kosher Cannabis?

Ger and Satmar duo apply for medical marijuana manufacturing permit, though quietly.

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It seems that chasidim are trying to get into the medical marijuana business.

According to Saugerties Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel, two of the principals behind NY Growing Partners, LLC are nursing home magnate and Ger chasid Michael Melnicke and Leo Friedman, the son of Satmar powerbroker Moses Friedman, otherwise known as Moshe Gabbai.

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Jews Express Solidarity In Wake Of Charleston Church Shooting

'Today, we are all members of the Emanuel AME Church of Charleston,' Charleston synagogue president says.

Editorial Intern

The Jewish community of Charleston, S.C., and the Anti-Defamation League expressed sorrow and solidarity after a gunman opened fire in the historic Emanuel AME Church, killing nine people, including the African-American congregation’s pastor.

Mourners visit a makeshift memorial near the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

5 ‘JewTubers’ To Watch

Young Jewish YouTube creators are singing, speaking, and sharing their lives with viewers around the world.

Editorial Intern

Last year, internet sensation Tyler Oakley sang “Sivivon Sov Sov Sov” in a collaboration with Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi of the Grammy-winning acapella group Pentatonix. 

Andrea Grinberg of the "Wrapunzel Ladies" YouTube channel demonstrates how to tie one of her custom headscarves. Wrapunzel

16 West Bank Youths Questioned, Released In Connection With Suspected Church Arson


Jerusalem — Sixteen youths were detained by police for questioning over a suspected arson attack on a historic church in northern Israel.

Swedish Food Co-op Forces Branch To Drop Israel Boycott


The central board of a Swedish food co-operative voided a popular vote to boycott Israeli products at one of its affiliates.

Melbourne Jewish Community Warned Of Potential Attack


The Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia, is at a heightened risk of attack, a Jewish communal security agency said.

Using Early Zionists’ Script, Jewish Volunteers Aim To Empower West Bank Palestinians


Umm El-Kheir, West Bank — They dig their fingers into the dirt, their knees bearing into the ground as they embed sprigs of thyme in identical rows. The sun beats down on the small plot, and the work can be tedious, but these volunteers — most of them American, most of them Jewish — plant with a purpose.

One of the nearly 100 volunteers, mostly Jewish-Americans in their 20s, who helped plant gardens and pave a road. JTA

150 Young Jews Convene In Jerusalem For ROI Leadership Summit

Leadership training conference in Jerusalem offers young Jews a chance to meet international peers

Editorial Intern

A bartender, a basketball player and an LGBTQ advocate walk into a room.

2015 ROI Summit participants gather before returning home. Courtesy ROI Community
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