Briefs

N.A. Federations Fund Scholarships For Students Living Near Gaza

03/03/2015 - 19:00

Academic scholarships funded by the Jewish Federations of North America and individual Jewish federations were awarded to 1,300 students who live in communities near the border with Gaza.

Israeli Rabbinic, Legal Groups Partner For Prenup In Bid To Prevent Agunot

03/02/2015 - 19:00

A Religious Zionist rabbinic organization in Israel has launched a new prenuptial agreement to help ensure that divorcing wives will receive a religious divorce, or get.

Portugal Open To Citizenship Applications From Descendants Of Sephardic Jews

03/02/2015 - 19:00

The government of Portugal published its procedure for handling applications for citizenship based on the country’s law of return for descendants of Sephardic Jews.

When Israeli Brashness Goes Too Far

02/24/2015 - 19:00

Israelis don’t exactly have a reputation of being polite. But even in a country known for its rudeness, some things cross the line.

German Jewish Magazine To Hide Publication’s Name In Deliveries

02/24/2015 - 19:00

A monthly Jewish magazine in Germany said it will deliver copies to subscribers in blank envelopes as a response to recent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe.

Comptroller’s Report: Netanyahu Family Spent Excessively With Public Funds

02/17/2015 - 19:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be facing a criminal investigation following a government report that said he and his family spent public funds excessively on personal items.

Israeli Producers Vying To Bring Taylor Swift To Tel Aviv

02/16/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Taylor Swift reportedly has been offered as much as $2.5 million to perform in Tel Aviv.

Taylor Swift. Wikimedia Commons

Rockets Hit Jewish Welfare Center In Ukraine Without Exploding

02/10/2015 - 19:00

Two rockets hit the building housing a Jewish social welfare center in the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk but did not explode.

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