German On Trial For ISIS Ties Played For Jewish Soccer Team

09/16/2014 - 20:00

A German man on trial for being a member of the jihadist group ISIS once played for a Jewish soccer club.

Kreshnik Berisha, 20, went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday, The Associated Press reported. Berisha is alleged to have traveled to Syria, where he fought with ISIS for five months before returning to Germany.

Group Jewish Wedding Held In Eastern Ukraine

09/16/2014 - 20:00

The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community, Zelig Brez, told JTA.

Liliya Menasheva Sadovski and Kim Boruchovitch were among 19 couples wed in Jewish ceremonies in Dnepropetrovsk’s Menora Center

The New Top 5: Britain's Top Jews

Jewish Chronicle Online releases full list of 100 most influential UK MOT.

09/14/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

It takes some serious chutzpa to top the “JC Power 100.”

While not an official MOT, Harry Styles made the list for his consistent support for Israel.

U.S. State Department Issues New Warning Against Travel To Israel

09/10/2014 - 20:00

The U.S. State Department has issued a new warning on travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

It is the first warning to be issued since the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the 50-day conflict in Gaza. The warning, issued on Wednesday, acknowledges that the cease-fire continues to hold.

A Rebel With A Cello: Maya Beiser Writes An Opera

09/07/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Israeli Maya Beiser is a cellist – and a rebel.

Study: Test All Women Of Ashkenazi Descent For BRCA Defect

09/07/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — All women of Ashkenazi descent should be screened from age 30 for the BRCA gene mutation that causes breast cancer, an Israeli study recommends.

Jack The Ripper Identified As Jewish Barber From Poland

09/07/2014 - 20:00

The serial killer Jack the Ripper was identified through DNA as a Jewish barber who immigrated to London from Poland.

Sotloff Family Spokesman Challenges ISIS Leader To Koran Debate

09/04/2014 - 20:00

The spokesman for the family of murdered Jewish-American journalist Steven Sotloff challenged the leader of the ISIS jihadist group to debate the peaceful teachings of the Koran.

Swiffer Redux: Helen And Maurice Celebrate Eightieth Anniversary

09/03/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

A pair of British Jewish centenarians are challenging Lee and Morty Kaufman of Swiffer commercial fame’s claim to the title of Cutest Old Jews.

British Jewish couple Helen and Maurice Kaye celebrate 80 years together. Via

A Jew, An Israeli And A Humanist

The journalist beheaded by ISIS insurgents fasted on Yom Kippur, studied in Israel and attended synagogue as a child.

09/02/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Until yesterday, the name, religion and other biographical details about 31-year-old U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff were a secret. Now, we can say openly that he was a Jew, an Israeli citizen, a spunky kid from Miami and a resilient believer in humanity.

ISIS insurgents behead American journalist, Steven Sotloff. Reuters
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