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At least 45 people dead in stampede at mass Lag b’Omer holiday celebration in...

At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens...

Infuriated by the Sarah Halimi ruling, French Jews scream about the state’s handling of...

PARIS — A rumble rose from the 20,000 Jewish protesters at Trocadero Square, then exploded into shrill screams. “I don’t even know whether to reassure...

Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings

Sponsored By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...

Israel’s first Black Cabinet member knows the aliyah struggle

To immigrate to Israel from Ethiopia, Pnina Tamano-Shata’s family had to trek on foot through the desert to Sudan in the middle of a...

Why does Netanyahu keep winning, and whatever happened to the Israeli left?

Israel is about to hold its fourth elections in just two years, a sign of political instability. Yet in each of the six national...

Israeli Orthodox politicians are again attacking Reform Jews

Israel’s two largest Orthodox political parties both released ads last week attacking Reform Jews. One video featured pictures of dogs in kippahs with a voiceover...

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts

Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round...

Shlomo Hillel, who spearheaded mass aliyah of Iraqi Jews, dies at 97

Shlomo Hillel’s life spanned the length and breadth of Israel’s immigrant story and he played a critical role in many of its chapters. Hillel, who...
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2016

Biden and Netanyahu, in first phone call since US leader’s inauguration, speak for an...

President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month into his first term — a time frame that drew criticism from...