It was a mixture of fortune and feasibility that led an international Jewish heritage foundation based in the UK to buy a run-down old synagogue in the Welsh valleys. The journey taken by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage to Wales to Merthyr Tydfil, a town famous in-part for the...
BERLIN (JTA) — Germany will require internet providers to report hate speech and threats online as part of a program to combat hate crimes driven in part by the deadly attack near a synagogue on Yom Kippur. It was not enough to...
(September 26, 2019 / JNS) The British Library, the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued, has made available its collection of 250 of the most rare and ancient religious texts online, many available to the public for the first time. According to Tuesday’s press...
Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian known for his best-seller “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” omitted criticism of Russia from a translation of his latest book to avoid censorship there. The criticism found in his book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” was “liable to be censored by...
(November 13, 2019 / JNS) Israelis faced a second day of rocket barrages from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after a brief overnight lull gave way to renewed launches in the morning hours. Some 200 rockets were launched into Israel from...
(AP) - Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2:12 pm | כ"ה אב תשע"טTraders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening of the market in New York City, August 26, 2019. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly)Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street in midday...
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (JTA) — The fourth Democratic presidential debate revealed fissures among the candidates on whether to keep U.S. troops in the Middle East. The 12 hopefuls on the stage Tuesday night at Otterbein University in this Columbus suburb were unanimous in...
(July 30, 2019 / JNS) Despite falling out on the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret, which follows Sukkot, Canada’s chief electoral officer Stéphane Perrault said on Monday that the national election should occur on Oct. 21 as scheduled, following an order by a federal court last week to...
(JTA) — Serbia’s parliament will block plans for construction, including of a shopping mall, on former concentration camps, the country’s president said. President Aleksandar Vucic told Efraim Zuroff, the Eastern Europe Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on Thursday in Belgrade that a bill that would make the plans...
(October 7, 2019 / JNS) Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Sunday that he has asked the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion to be used in an effort to deport BDS founder Omar Barghouti from Israel. “I intend to act quickly to deprive Omar Barghouti...