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

Syrians To Be Housed In Dutch Former Village For Jews Who Fled Nazis

12/21/2015 - 12:25

Amsterdam — The Dutch owner of land that was once a village for Jews fleeing the Nazis offered to use it to house refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Slootdorp. Wikimedia Commons

U.N. Adds Yom Kippur To Official Holiday List

12/18/2015 (All day)
Staff Writer

For the first time, the United Nations will recognize a Jewish holiday – Yom Kippur – as an official U.N. holiday.

The U.N. building. Via

Brazil Refuses To Confirm Israeli Settler Leader As Ambassador

12/18/2015 (All day)

Brazil is refusing to confirm Dani Dayan, who was named as Israeli ambassador to the country.

Citing an unnamed senior Brazilian official, the Times of Israel reported Thursday that Brazil plans not to respond to Israel’s request for confirmation in hopes that the Jewish state will eventually name another ambassador.

Dani Dayan. Via
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