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‘Nanny’ Star Fran Drescher Explains Why She Insisted Character Remain Jewish

In new comments, “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher has explained why she insisted that her character on the CBS sitcom would remain Jewish after the network attempted to make the character Italian. “Well, the character...
A memorial at Babi Yar in Ukraine, the site of a September 1941 massacre carried out by German forces and Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. Credit: meunierd/Shutterstock.

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center publishes 159 names of Nazi soldiers who murdered Jews...

Against the background of the official commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine, Germany and Israel, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has released...
Yachad has announced the launch of REACH, a new Jewish communal resource and referral service for individuals with disabilities and their families. Credit: Pixabay.

Yachad program launches referral service, resources for individuals with disabilities

Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s division for individuals with disabilities in the Jewish community, has announced the launch of REACH, a new Jewish communal resource and referral service for individuals with disabilities and their families. The program...
The late Barel Hadaria Shmueli, z"l | Photo: Courtesy

The delusion of reaching an ‘arrangement’ with Hamas

The death of Israeli Border Police officer Bar-El Hadaria Shmueli, who was shot in the head during a riot on the Gaza-Israel border on Aug. 21, is not merely the reflection of a tactical...

Focus on the King

The “Pandora Papers” is a trove of “private” financial information on 14 current heads of state, including those of the Czech Republic, Kenya, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Russia and Jordan. According to The Washington Post, “The files detail more than...
Students on campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Credit: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.

Jewish groups launch online portal for college students to report anti-Semitic incidents

Hillel International has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League and the Secure Community Network to launch an online portal where college students can report anti-Semitic incidents on their campus and receive immediate support. The creation...
University Heights, Ohio. Credit: SevenMaps/Shutterstock.

Ohio Jewish teen gets beer bottle thrown at her, is target of anti-Semitic rhetoric

Someone in a vehicle reportedly threw a beer bottle at a 13-year-old Fuchs Mizrachi School student in an Orthodox neighborhood in University Heights, Ohio, and screamed, “F******g Jews, you’re f*****g idiots, Jews,” and then...
Jewish men pray at the entrance to the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem on the holiday of Hoshana Raba, Oct. 11, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

In first, Israeli court backs ‘silent’ Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Jerusalem Magistrates Court Judge Bilha Yahalom ruled on Wednesday that the silent prayer of Jews on the Temple Mount is allowed, saying it cannot be deemed a “criminal act.” The ruling was the first by...
Maccabi Haifa players celebrate a goal during the Israeli Premier League match between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on July 7, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

German soccer club bans fan for anti-Semitic abuse against Israeli fans

The Union Berlin German soccer club banned one of its fans on Wednesday for anti-Semitic abuse targeting visiting fans of Israeli club Maccabi Haifa during a game in Berlin. “There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
The Microsoft development center in Herzliya, Oct 30, 2020. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90.

Microsoft to double its R&D workforce in Israel

The U.S. tech giant Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is more than doubling the number of R&D employees in Israel from 2,000 to 4,500 over the next four years. The company continues to grow...