2 Arrested In Connection With Attack On Paris Kosher Supermarket

12/15/2015 - 12:02

An “acknowledged mercenary” and his partner have been arrested in connection with the deadlyattack in January on a kosher supermarket in Paris that left four people dead.

Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris, the scene of an attack in June 2015. Getty Images

Catholics Shouldn’t Try To Convert Jews, Says New Vatican Document

12/13/2015 - 19:00

Vatican City - The Vatican has said that Catholics should witness to their faith but not undertake organized efforts to convert Jews, a significant step forward in the once tense relations between the two faiths.

Pope Francis touches the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 26, 2014. RNS

A Different Kind Of Chanukah Glow

12/08/2015 - 19:00
Web Director

Daughters of Israel, put down that dreidel.

Avon Books, the famous publisher of pulpy romances, has a holiday present just for you: “Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories.”

Romance editors are trying to diversify their offerings with books like this Chanukah anthology.   Courtesy of HarperCollins

In Paris, Public Hanukkah Ceremonies Held Despite Security Concerns

12/06/2015 - 19:00

Some 6,000 people gathered in Paris under heavy security for the public lighting of a Hanukkah menorah at the base of the Eiffel Tower, despite security concerns in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks.

Thousands participating in Chabad-Lubavitch’s annual public menorah lighting ceremony at the base of the Eiffel Tower. JTA

Women Light Hanukkah Candles At Western Wall

12/06/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — About 100 women gathered at the Western Wall to light Hanukkah candles.

Women of the Wall lighting Hanukkah menorahs at the Western Wall on the first night of the holiday, Dec. 6, 2015. JTA

Jewish Activist Lori Berenson Returning To US After 20-Year Ordeal In Peru

12/03/2015 - 19:00

Lori Berenson, the Jewish New Yorker whose imprisonment in Peru for aiding leftist rebels became a cause celebre, is returning to the United States after 20 years.

Jewish activist Lori Berenson returning to US after 20-year ordeal in Peru. JTA

Austrian Official Cancels Israel Trip Over Eastern Jerusalem Meeting Site

12/03/2015 - 19:00

Austria’s vice chancellor cancelled a trip to Israel because an Israeli minister planned to host him at his office in eastern Jerusalem.

Reinhold Mitterlehner. Via

Mein Kampf, With Footnotes

12/01/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

It’s Mein Kampf for eggheads.

New annotated edition of Adolph Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany in January. Via

With Israeli-EU Relations Strained, Netanyahu Looks Toward Asia

12/01/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kiddy-corner in armchairs at this week’s international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meeting with his Indian counterpart, Narenda Modi, in New York, Sept. 2014. JTA

For Israel, Mixed Progress On Arabian Peninsula

While several Gulf State airlines are refusing Israeli passengers, Israeli mission coming to the UAE.

12/01/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

At the same time Israel is returning to the Arabian Peninsula with the planned opening of a diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates, other Arab nations are displaying their hostility by denying Israelis seats on their national airlines.

Kuwaiti Airlines considers Israeli citizens to be enemy aliens and thus a security risk. Via
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