Jewish prisoner in Alabama asks for transfer over kosher food fight

06/01/2014 - 20:00

A Venezuelan Jew imprisoned in Alabama who sued the federal government demanding to be served kosher food is seeking a transfer to another prison.

Top Agudath Israel Rabbi Slams Reform, Conservative Movements

05/29/2014 - 20:00

The rabbinical leader of the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America said the Conservative and Reform movements “will be relegated to the dustbins of Jewish history.”

Donald Sterling Fighting NBA To Keep L.A. Clippers

05/28/2014 - 20:00

Donald Sterling said the NBA has no basis for stripping him of ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

ADL Joins Letter To NFL Players Urging Redskins To Change Name

05/27/2014 - 20:00

WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League signed a letter initiated by Native American groups to NFL players urging them to speak out for changing the name of the Washington Redskins.

With Shul Scandal And School Closing, Conservative Jews Reeling In Sharon, Mass.

05/27/2014 - 20:00

It’s been a rough few weeks for Conservative Jews in the Boston suburbs known as the South Area.

First, Rabbi Barry Starr, the longtime spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Sharon, resigned amid allegations that he used synagogue discretionary funds to pay about $480,000 in hush money to an extortionist to hide a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male.

NBA Takes Steps To Terminate Sterling’s Ownership Rights

05/20/2014 - 20:00

The National Basketball Association filed paperwork to terminate Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling of all ownership rights in the franchise.

Historian Jonathan Sarna Hospitalized, In Critical Condition

05/20/2014 - 20:00

Jonathan Sarna, a leading scholar of American Jewish history, is in critical condition at Yale New Haven Hospital.

U. Of Calif. Leaders Condemn Student Effort To Limit Israel Trips

05/19/2014 - 20:00

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – The heads of UCLA and the University of California system criticized a student-led pledge that urged candidates for student government to refuse trips to Israel sponsored by certain pro-Israel groups.

Sterling To Fight NBA Life Ban, Fine

05/18/2014 - 20:00

Donald Sterling reportedly is threatening to sue the NBA for his life ban for making racist remarks in a private conversation.
Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that Sterling’s lawyer, Maxwell Blecher, wrote the NBA to say that Sterling, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, would not pay the $2.5 million fine imposed last month and that “no punishment is warranted” for his actions.

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