COVID-19 deaths are particularly high in the French Jewish community, but if you want to come to Israel, you better have a passport: 'My wife and children live in Tel Aviv, but I'm forbidden from visiting'
Shachar Peled is an Israeli multimedia journalist covering international news. Currently based in Paris, France, she is the Europe correspondent for Israel’s Channel 13 television. Previously, she covered U.S. news for CNN New York, and was part of the launch team of i24news as the culture reporter. She holds an M.A. in journalism from Columbia University.
Riccardo Di Segni explains why he imposed coronavirus restrictions on his synagogue before it was required: 'Jewish life is based on companionship – we eat, drink, pray and study together. This has all stopped'
Thousands of Israelis abroad will have to rely on virtual seders to see their families back home this year, the coronavirus pandemic making this particular Passover unlike any other night. Here are six of those stories
‘It feels like we’re at war,’ mortician tells Haaretz, saying Paris cemetery does not have enough room for all the Jewish and Muslim coronavirus victims
Not even two world wars, the Holocaust or the 2015 terror attacks kept the 150-year-old institution shut
Langage de Femmes (Women’s Voices) was set up to combat the growing problem of anti-Semitism in France, recognizing the vital role mothers play in sharing information
German war medals available from $40 at weekly antiques market in Covent Garden; antiques market operator apologizes and vows Nazi artifacts will be removed
Sometimes it involves defying the Israeli authorities, but taking children from the West Bank village of Beit Ummar for a day of fun in the waves of the Mediterranean has its own rewards
Israeli data scientist Dr. Kira Radinsky predicted riots in the Middle East and says she could have cured tuberculosis before it was discovered. Now she's been appointed to a new UN panel that wants to go beyond Cambridge Analytica and use data for good
'There is a big gap between what Netanyahu writes and the real discrimination the LGBTQ community is experiencing in Israel,' activists say in response
Family business Gramercy Typewriters has been operating in Manhattan since 1932 and is now enjoying an unlikely renaissance. Owner Paul Schweitzer explains the key to its success
Protesters warn that law's effects could include potential brain drain of young gay professionals who feel increasingly alienated in Israel
This first-of-its-type production is the most authentic-sounding yet on Broadway – even though most of the cast couldn’t speak a word of Yiddish when they signed up
It took Ofir Raul Graizer eight years to get his debut film onto the big screen. Now, fresh from critical acclaim for his sweet tale, he’s baking up an American remake
Daniel M. Jaffe spent his early years tormented by his sexuality within the Orthodox community. It is a past he revisits in his latest book, hoping his own attempted suicide can now can help others
A group of 40 interfaith clergy take part, with one of the participants, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, promising to return with delegations of rabbis
Award-winning writer Tony Kushner compares Republicans’ backing of U.S. president to the German right allowing ‘maniac’ Hitler to take power in the 1930s
The Jerusalem-born actress doesn’t insist that everyone go vegan; once a day or once a week would be good, as she explained in a Q&A on the new documentary she produced
Bridging geopolitical and physical divides, an interactive exhibition spanning a period of six weeks is showcasing the printed-out, life-size body parts of activist-artist Morehshin Allahyari
Take a few trained chefs, add a group of refugee students and a pinch of memories from their home kitchens, and you get Brooklyn’s Emma’s Torch, which trains the newcomers for free and prepares them for a future in America’s food industry
Jewish billionaire philanthropist Charles Bronfman suggests establishing 'reverse AIPAC' in Jerusalem with Israeli and North American groups
With an estimated 22.5 million refugees worldwide, these Jewish families and organizations in the Diaspora are recognizing the imperative to be kind to the stranger, no matter what their religion
Zikaron BaSalon events have spread worldwide since first being held in Israel in 2010. These intimate talks allow millennials to reflect on the Shoah while the world continues noisily outside their apartments
Glamorous Women Visiting Temple in High Heels and Sexy Clothes – Isaac Mizrahi’s Unlikely Memories of Orthodox Life
The Jewish-American fashion designer is best known these days for his flamboyant lifestyle and work. Yet his Jewish upbringing as the descendant of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn was decidedly different
Women’s advocacy group the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is launching teen chapters later this year. The pilot scheme has already proved a success, with the girls looking to avoid the mistakes of previous generations
Protests from N.Y.C. to Paris, Bejing to Toronto, gather outside Rwandan embassies to fight a deportation plan one demonstrator called 'a crime against humanity'
Young Jews in the LGBTQ community often feel the need to live double lives, but now a New York-based group is empowering them to take pride in who they are
Young U.S. Christians Fear Trump Is Turning 'Evangelical' Into a Dirty Word - and Israel Is Paying the Price
U.S. Jews and evangelical Christians have something in common other than a love of Israel – a younger generation that is becoming less connected to their faith's core beliefs, including on the Holy Land
Civil liberties union says treatment of lawyer Mikkel Jordahl over his decision to boycott firms supporting Israel in the occupied territories is a violation of his First Amendment rights
Speaking at event marking 70th anniversary of UN vote that established Israel, U.S. VP says 'America will always stand with Israel.'