A massive embezzlement scheme ran undetected at the organization, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars a year in restitution payments to Holocaust survivors, between 2000 and 2009
Zion Cohen, 68, is accused of torching six institutions, including the Tel Aviv rabbinical court, in a bid to separate religion and state in Israel
Polly Bronstein, 45, was considered a surprising choice for the high profile job at Israel's largest fundraising organizations ■ Organization's chair says termination is result of financial strife caused by coronavirus
According to the Bible, Shavuot isn’t exactly a real holiday. What changed?
When a staff member at an abortion clinic contacted religious organization Hidabroot with a guilty conscience, it realized it had hit the jackpot
Debate sparked after Reform Movement website publishes article on how Jewish community can support Jews of color affected by pandemic. Response article argues it’s problematic to define 'Jews of color'
Natan Sharansky's $1 million prize will support Jerusalem residents of all faiths, vulnerable people throughout Israel, as well as research and Jewish elderly abroad
Although bringing the bodies to Israel is complex and costly, even under ordinary circumstances, some 300 bodies, including many COVID-19 victims, have been flown in for burial since February
The German man in his late 20s attempted to attack a synagogue on October 9, which was Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day. He later killed two people
The agreement to form a government allows Netanyahu to bring a bill to apply Israeli sovereignty over settlements in the West Bank for a Knesset vote as of July
The thrice-daily prayers at the Western Wall, approved by the cabinet, are streamed on Facebook Live and get hundreds of thousands of views
Like much of Eastern Europe, Romania’s synagogues and other symbols of Jewish life are in decay. As the community dwindles and cemeteries become parking lots, will Jewish history also fade away?
It was Nancy Levitt’s rabbi who suggested the shiva by Zoom: At the end of each day’s virtual visit, as she said the Kaddish, the mourners in the cloud answered, Amen
Jewish communities in the U.K. find creative solutions to staying connected and safe as Jewish coronavirus deaths are reportedly 2.3 percent of nation's total
They planned every detail of the Jewish ceremony sometimes years in advance. Now these families have had to settle for a bat or bar mitzvah alone in their living room, in what some say has been a surprisingly powerful experience
Scientific observation gradually prevailed over the belief that outbreaks stemmed from God’s wrath, but the dilemma over succoring the sick remains
Polly Bronstein’s appointment in one of the main fundraising organizations for the Jewish state was met with great surprise in the Jewish organizational world and with concerns in right-wing circles
Children who grew up as Israeli but were sent back to South Sudan now need to adjust to a life without running water or electricity. A new documentary tells their stories, and that of the Israeli who wishes to change their lives through art
Singapore and Israel share 'a certain kindred spirit,' says former foreign minister George Yeo in an interview to Haaretz – both small nations having to survive under difficult odds and surrounded by Muslim-majority countries
Three Jewish day schools were temporarily closed following the diagnosis of an Orthodox Jewish attorney from suburban Westchester County with the novel coronavirus
Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in northern Italy, regional officials prohibited large gatherings
The Holocaust was an impulsive rebellion by 'polytheistic instincts,' claimed Jewish American essayist and literary critic George Steiner, who passed away this month, aged 90. He also speculated about what might have happened if Hitler was captured by Israel
Lisa Nandy has won over hearts and minds by noting that she’s also a long-time member of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East
'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' as it is known in the United States, was released on Friday by the Swedish publisher Olniansky Tekst Farlag
The Vermont senator says that seeing Holocaust survivors with numbers tattooed on their arms as a child shaped his views particularly in opposing Trump and the 'divisiveness' he promotes
The Rise up Ocean County page claimed it aimed to 'preserve the quality of life', but a scroll through the posts quickly revealed content that included anti-Semitic caricatures of Jews, accusations of laziness and freeloading
Some 20 percent of respondents agreed that Mussolini, Hitler’s ally and the father of 20th-century fascism, 'was a great leader who only made a few mistakes'
Foundation that awards Genesis Prize says association ended by mutual agreement
Drew Goldberg is months away from completing his goal of visiting the 193 countries recognized by the UN, which he has pursued for eight years
Lithuanian lawmaker for the ruling party of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced last month that a committee he heads is drafting legislation declaring that neither Lithuania nor its leaders participated in the Holocaust