White House To Talk Terrorism With Apple, Facebook

01/08/2016 - 10:56

San Francisco — Obama administration officials are scheduled to meet with major tech executives Friday to discuss terror organizations’ growing exploitation of the Internet for recruitment and planning, and how firms can help federal law enforcement officials better track those communications, according to a person familiar with the meeting who was not authorized to comment publicly on it.

Aerial view of the White House taken from the cockpit of Marine One upon arrival from Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 2015. RNS

Sharp Spike In Anti-Semitic Incidents Across France, New Report Finds

01/08/2016 - 10:50

Paris - As France marks the anniversary of the terrorist shootings that targeted a kosher supermarket and a satirical weekly, a new report warns anti-Semitism here continues to rise, taking a myriad of underreported forms.

People look at flowers and messages to pay tribute to the victims of last year’s January and November shooting attacks. RNS

E-Book Helps Identify Descendants Of Forced Converts

Shavei Israel says Spanish readers have downloaded that version of its book 30,000 times.

01/06/2016 - 11:14
Editorial Intern

A new e-book aims to help identify the descendants of Jews forcibly converted to Christianity by the Spanish Inquisition.

Courtesy of Shavei Israel

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
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