Charlie Hebdo Editor: We Are Used To Jews Being Killed

01/05/2016 - 12:11

No one questions when Jews are killed because they are Jewish, the editor of Charlie Hebdo wrote in a special edition of the French satirical magazine marking the first anniversary of a terror attack on its staff.

Gerard Biard, center, editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, arriving to the inauguration of the memorial stone. JTA

Record Number Visit Anne Frank House

01/05/2016 - 12:05

The Anne Frank House had a record number of visitors for the sixth consecutive year.

The Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Wikimedia Commons

Bar Refaeli Announces Pregnancy On Instagram

01/04/2016 - 11:24

Jerusalem – Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli announced in an Instagram post that she is expecting her first child.

Bar Refaeli arriving for the opening ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival, May 13, 2015. JTA

Hasidic Newspaper’s Airbrushed Photo Subject Of Newly Released Clinton Email

01/04/2016 - 11:04

Hillary Rodham Clinton complaining about being airbrushed from an official White House photo for use in a New York-based Yiddish language Hasidic newspaper is among 5,000 pages of emails of the former secretary of state released by the State Department.

President Obama and his national security team in the White House Situation Room. Wikimedia commons

A Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Seeks to Reinvent Himself

Back in 2004, Gary Rosenblatt weighed the evidence and considered Marc Gafni's case.

09/30/2004 - 15:37
Editor and Publisher

Is there a statute of limitations for rabbis accused of abuse, and should there be? How does the community determine when someone has done teshuvah, or repentance, as claimed? Can rabbinic ordination be revoked? And when, if ever, do persistent rumors and allegations over a period of years add up to a legitimate story?

Marc Gafni. Via

Report: US Spied On Netanyahu During Talks On Iran Deal

12/30/2015 - 11:58

The United States monitored phone conversations between top Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers as well as U.S. Jewish groups in the U.S., current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.

President Obama meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, D.C. October 2014

Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher Donate $1 Million to Help Syrians

12/30/2015 - 11:53

British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have donated some $1 million to help Syrian children.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher attending day 13 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.Karwai Tang/WireImage

To Counter Islam’s Critics, Imam Says Muslims Need To Relearn Faith

12/30/2015 - 11:41

ISTANBUL (RNS) In the bustling conservative Fatih district, Fadel Solimon looks at the floor and nods as a young woman asks him for advice on how to respond to criticism of Islam on Twitter. 

Fadel Solimon conducts a workshop with students in Istanbul. Courtesy of Center for Cross-Cultural Communication

French Jews To Gather on 1st Anniversary Of Hyper Cacher Killings

12/23/2015 - 15:50

A commemoration on the first anniversary of the murderous siege at a Paris kosher supermarket is for all the victims in terrorist slayings over a three-day period in January, the main Jewish umbrella group in France said.

The Hyper Cacher was the scene of four murders coordinated with the Charlie Hebdo killings. Getty Images

Ten Keepers For 2015

What touched us in the year that was.

12/23/2015 - 08:53
Managing Editor

Yes, it was a brutal year, from Paris to the streets of Jerusalem to San Bernardino. And yet, as we exit 2015, we mined the year’s news and came up with a few nuggets that catch the light. Here then, 10 stories that shined:

Matisyahu: Beats back BDS. Getty Images
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