A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel.
An Illinois man was arrested for knocking over a nine-foot menorah at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
With tensions increasing over the role of women and other issues, it may be time for the two branches of American Orthodoxy — ’Modern’ and ‘Open’ — to split, Yair Ettinger reports.
Three men were arrested and charged with vandalizing a Jewish summer camp in Michigan with painted swastikas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, in Florence, and thanked him for his recent “historic” speech in Israel’s Knesset.
My daughter just got engaged and her husband-to-be wants their future children raised Catholic like him. Seesaw, is there anything I can do to get them to reconsider this decision?
The Pew study shows Orthodox values like belief in God and adherence to custom are spreading. Mordechai Lightstone asks why any Jew would have a problem with that — even if some evangelical Christians feel the same.
Now that senseless gun violence has claimed more lives, what can we do to stop the cycle? Jay Michaelson says it’s time for us as Jews to take the issue personally.
Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector has been dubbed the most important Jewish writer since Kafka. It’s said she wrote like Virginia Woolf — and looked like Marlene Dietrich.
Why in our collective imaginations of the biblical matriarchs and patriarchs is Leah so often ignored?
Jews, like others, don’t like to talk about suicide. Judith Posner, whose son killed himself, says it’s time to break the silence.
Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress said on Friday.
President Obama reached out to Jews as ‘family’ Friday as he made a dramatic new appeal for support of the nuclear deal with Iran — and vowed to repair the damaged relationship with Israel.
Columbia University on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a recent graduate who said it allowed a student who accused him of rape to harass him by carrying a mattress around campus in protest, even though the school had cleared him of the allegation.
A new study about Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, or AEPi, explores whether or not membership in the organization has a intensifying impact on brothers’ Jewish identity.
The report, titled “Assessing the Impact of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Experience,” was commissioned by AEPi alumnus Elan Carr, a District Attorney based in Los Angeles, who has been a member of the fraternity since 1986, and Groeneman Research & Consulting, the organization that also commissioned (along with the Schusterman Foundation) a 2011 BBYO study of Jewish teenagers. “We knew anecdotally [that the fraternity] had an enormous impact on Jewish identity,” said Carr, who added that he wanted the Jewish community to see that the AEPi experience was as much a “game changer” for maintaining Jewish identity in young Jews as a program like Birthright.
A group of Yazidi spiritual leaders, politicians, activists and aid workers have demanded that the Jewish Montreal businessman claiming to have rescued 128 Christian and Yazidi women and children from the Islamic State, or ISIS, provide evidence that he is saving lives.
Meet Jamie Loeb, a 20-Year-Old From Ossining, NY, Who Will Make Her Pro Tennis Debut at The U.S. Open
When I spoke with Jamie Loeb on Thursday she had just completed her daily training at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, her typical stomping grounds for tennis practice for the last four years. Loeb, 20, was days away from making her pro debut at the hallowed courts of Flushing Meadows, Queens, which lies in the shadow of the UFO-like edifices of the 1964 World’s Fair.
About a twenty-five-minute drive from Randall’s Island, the top players in the world were getting in their swings and volleys at the U.S. Open courts, readying themselves for this week’s action on the actual courts of play. Sure to be among them was Caroline Wozniacki, the former World. No. 1 (and currently World No. 4) who represents Loeb’s opening-round opponent.
Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.
Summer may be almost over, but there’s still plenty of time left to experience the great outdoors. The trees are lush and green, the ponds are lukewarm, and the insects on the trails have even calmed down from their frenzied biting. Have you always wondered what the stars look like at night in the forest? Go and find out!
To be surrounded by all of the colors, sights, and smells of nature, where you don’t feel alone but are free from frustrating questions, stares, and judgments, is incredibly liberating. For all Jews this can bring a sigh of relief; for Jews of Color, who are often on the receiving end of these unfortunate occurrences (even in our safe Jewish spaces), even more weight is lifted. But as it turns out, 88% of the nearly 300 million people who visited American national parks in 2014 are not people of color, let alone Jews of color. (See this Colorlines article titled, “Why People of Color Don’t Frequent National Parks,” inspired by a recent New York Times article, titled “Why Are Our Parks So White?”)
A white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year asked a jury on Friday to find him not guilty because he was acting on the belief that Jews have too much power and must be stopped.