On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that he had commutated the sentences of 209 individuals and pardoned 64 others. Members of the Orthodox Jewish community were dismayed to see that Sholom Rubashkin’s name was not among those issued clemency, prompting New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch write an open letter to the president in a last-ditch effort for clemency.
Several Jewish community centers in different U.S. states reported receiving false telephone bomb threats on Wednesday in the second wave of threatened attacks to target American Jewish centers this month. The first wave of bomb threats took place on January 9th.
Ahead of Tuesday’s confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate for President-Elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education, Betsy Devos, the Orthodox Union published an op-ed in the Washington Post expressing support for DeVos, who has been a longtime advocate of vouchers and other school choice initiatives.
Over a thousand Jews turned up at the Israeli Embassy in Paris to protest the “Mideast peace summit” held in the French capital on Sunday, which as-predicted was nothing more than a ruse for nations to come together and bash Israel for daring to defend itself against Palestinian terrorism.
Management at electronics giant B & H Photo Video are faced with a problem that other companies would kill to have: having to relocate their warehouses because business is booming.
A California company has recalled a brand of boots after it was reveled on social media that the soles inadvertently leave behind swastika imprints.
A German regional court in the city of Wuppertal affirmed a lower court decision last Friday stating that a violent attempt to burn the city’s synagogue by three men in 2014 was a justified expression of criticism of Israel’s policies.
A 13 year old Borough Park girl is home from the hospital, hours after she was struck by an out of control livery cab as she waited for the school bus.
Paris City Hall, usually not a place friendly to Israel, lit up with an Israeli flag in commemoration of the four IDF soldiers who were murdered by a terrorist truck driver.
Last night (Monday), a memorial ceremony was held for the victims of the Hyper Cacher terror attack, marking two years since shoppers at a popular kosher supermarket in Paris were killed and held hostage by a Jihadi gunman.
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin and the local Chabad Shliach, stands in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate last night as the Israeli flag was projected onto it, expressing solidarity with the people of Israel after the terror attack they experienced yesterday in Jerusalem.
Thousands of Jewish students across the United States and the UK are being sent home today amid a flurry of bomb threats that have been leveled against Jewish day schools in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, California and London.
A truck plowed into a group of soldiers at the promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem this afternoon, killing at least four and injuring 15. The police confirmed that it was a terrorist attack. The driver was killed at the scene.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) presented today Midwood High School hero Ahmed Khalifa with a citation and laptop Thursday for his aid in the apprehension of the assailant who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish woman on a Coney-Island bound Q train December 28.
“I would like to extend my holiday greetings to you and to all of Russian Jewry. I wish you a happy Chanuka and all of the very best, along with your family and all of the Jews in Russia. I must say that there are very positive developments in Russia. New Synagogues and Jewish Centers are opening up, and I am thankful to you for that. I hope that our joint efforts will continue to thrive and progress.” These were the wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar at a private audience that was granted in honor of Chanuka at the Kremlin office in Moscow.
Four generations later, a Swedish Jew traces his roots to a Melamed teaching his pupils in an iconic black-and-white photo taken in the Polish town of Lublin in 1924.
The Obama administration on Friday allowed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, defying pressure from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as well as Israel and several U.S. senators who urged Washington to use its veto.
Dalia Elyakim, an Israeli woman declared missing since a terror attack struck Berlin, Germany, earlier in the week was identified as one of those killed.
Nearly three years after the horrifying murder of Menachem Stark, a fourth man has been charged in the case: 35-year-old Irvine Henry of Montgomery Street in Crown Heights.
A group of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists stormed into the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of Uman before dawn on Wednesday, tear gassed the Jews who were praying there, splashed fake blood on the walls and dumped a pig’s head on the floor.
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community of Berlin and the local Chabad Shliach, paid a visit today to the Israeli man who was injured in the ramming truck attack that took place yesterday in Berlin, and was updated by the doctors as to his medical condition.
After months of planning and development, Crown Heights brothers Menachem and Sholomke Nagar are proud and excited to unveil Axanya, a service which enables Jewish travelers to focus on their experience instead of consuming precious time on finding ways to maintain a Jewish lifestyle while on the go.