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Russia orders Jewish Agency to cease work

In an unprecedented move, the Russian government has told the local representatives of the Jewish Agency for Israel to end their activities and leave the country as of...

In a rare protest, Palestinian attorneys decry ‘rule by decree’

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Palestinian attorneys staged a rare public demonstration on Monday, July 25, in Ramallah against what they described as the Palestinian...

Russia wants a church in Jerusalem…not so fast

Chabad announced on Monday, July 25, that it would launch unprecedented legal proceedings against Russia to demand the return of the chasidic group’s historical...

A tale of glory, dementia and the law

The latest chapter of the surreal saga over who is making decisions for the aged pop artist Peter Max is pitting two children of Holocaust survivors against each other.

Boris Johnson’s Jewish moments

For many Britons, Boris Johnson’s tenure as prime minister will have been defined by scandals like the one that forced him earlier this month to announce his intent to...

Iraq against new anti-Iran security alliance

When President Joe Biden landed July 13 at Ben Gurion airport in Israel for his first visit as president and his 10th since 1973, he immediately raised the issue of...

Denverites were Highland Park witnesses

Three days after the Highland Park, Ill., mass shooting that killed seven and injured at least 38, Karen Zeller spoke to Temple Sinai (Denver) congregants during an...

Opposing Putin’s war, Moscow chief rabbi departs

Pinchas Goldschmidt, who left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, is no longer the chief rabbi of Moscow after 30 years of holding the title. He left after...

UN point man on anti-Semitism

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, presented the first stand-alone report on anti-Semitism by a UN expert in 2019.

One shot treatment for HIV could be on its way

Engineering a patient’s blood cells to secrete anti-HIV antibodies could form the basis of a groundbreaking vaccine or one-shot treatment for the HIV virus that causes...