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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted for Corruption

By Marcy Oster / JTA Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three corruption cases, marking the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been...
Chaim Bloom

Akiba Grad Chaim Bloom Takes Top Job With Red Sox

2019 was a good year for Jews playing in Major League Baseball. Joc Pederson, a young outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, cracked 36 home...
Rendering of the Levine's location in Blue Bell

Joseph Levine & Sons Expands to New Location in Montco

Joseph Levine & Sons has provided funeral and burial services to the Philadelphia-area Jewish community for more than 130 years, but they haven’t been...
Orthodox Union relocation fair

Neighborhoods Make Pitches to Recruit Orthodox Residents

Philadelphia-area Orthodox communities are looking to strengthen their numbers — and they’re hitting the recruiting trail to do so. Rabbis and community representatives from Somerton,...
Rabbi Seth Haaz

Community Briefs: Har Zion Temple Installs Senior Rabbi and More

Har Zion Temple Installs Senior Rabbi Rabbi Seth M. Haaz was installed Nov. 17 as senior rabbi of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. Rabbi Adam...
Shira Goodman with Governor Tom Wolf in front of an audience

ADL Philadelphia Names Shira Goodman As Its New Director

  CeaseFirePA Executive Director Shira Goodman was named the new regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia, succeeding Nancy Baron-Baer, who has been with...
Benny Gantz

Gantz Fails to Form Government, Paving Way for Possible Third Election

By Marcy Oster / JTA Blue and White party head Benny Gantz told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that he is unable to form a government. Gantz...
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FBI: Reported Hate Crimes Decline From Last Year, Jews Still Targeted

The FBI’s newly released 2018 Hate Crime Statistics Act report shows the number of hate crimes down slightly — including those targeting Jews —...
Bari Weiss speaks into a mic

Bari Weiss Talks Future of American Jewry at Main Event

“I want to start by suggesting to all of you that we shouldn’t be here.” That’s how New York Times op-ed staff editor and writer...
Mike Pompeo

Trump Administration: Israeli Settlements Aren’t Illegal

By Ron Kampeas / JTA The Trump administration will no longer regard West Bank Jewish settlement as illegal, another dramatic change that aligns it with...