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Barcelona attacker killed by Spanish security forces

Younes Abouyaaqoub, the 22-year-old believed to had been the driver in Thursday's deadly van attack in La Rambla Boulevard, Barcelona, was reportedly shot and killed by Spanish securiy forces on Monday, this according to...
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Jerry Lewis, Jewish comedy great, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age...

Solar Eclipse of 2017: Four reasons it’s bad, according to the Talmud

Across the United States, Jews are gathering in anticipation of the historic Great American Eclipse, particularly in cities known as ideal spots to experience the phenomenon. But at the downtown Brith Sholom Beth Israel synagogue...

Judaism and the Solar Eclipse

There will be a solar eclipse on August 21, which will be visible across parts of the United States for the first time since 1918. Solar eclipses occur when the moon blocks the rays of...

The dark political history of American anti-Semitism

When hundreds of white supremacists bearing torches and giving the Nazi salute descended upon the University of Virginia’s campus on August 11, they began a chant that would have been entirely unrecognizable to the...

New Torah scroll for Baton Rouge’s Jewish community

A Torah originally commissioned in Eastern Europe before World War II was rededicated Sunday evening to Chabad of Baton Rouge. After an almost year-long search, the Torah scroll, which comprises the Five Books of Moses,...

Ivanka Trump praises counter-protesters after demonstrations

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and a senior adviser to her father, praised counter- protesters in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and her father's recent controversial remarks, which sparked a wave of...

Following attack, French Jewish leader calls for ‘immediate eradication’ of terrorism

Following the death of a pedestrian in what appeared to be a vehicular terrorist attack in Marseille, a leader of the local Jewish community called for the “immediate eradication” of terrorism. Bruno Benjamin, the president...
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Israeli Police stop soccer game on Temple Mount only after Jews’ request

Israeli Temple Mount policemen stopped on Sunday Arab kids from playing soccer on the Temple Mount only after they were requested to do it by one of the Jewish visitors to the holy site,...

Enjoying a virtual glass of tea on facebook

אין די הײַנטיקע צײַטן, ווען משפּחה און פֿרײַנד געפֿינען זיך צעזייט און צעשפּרייט איבער דער שטאָט און איבער דער וועלט, פֿאַרבענקט זיך אַ מאָל נאָך די יאָרן ווען מע האָט געוווינט אין שכנות מיט...

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