In Valls, French Jews get a candidate they can trustMany French Jews admire Manuel Valls, who announced his candidacy for president, for his tough stance against anti-Semitism.
Denmark's chief rabbi: No legal ban on circumcisionRabbi Yair Melchior clarifies that the Danish Medical Association didn't recommend a legal ban on circumcision before age 18.
Chief Rabbinate to create standard for overseas conversionsChief Rabbinate commits to creating standards for recognizing rabbis it trusts on conversions,including the Rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump
A one-time opportunityThis auspicious hour comes every 28 years - Rav Chaim and Rabbanim davening together
Jewish cancer patient finds bone marrow donorAfter a highly publicized search, a Jewish man with a deadly cancer has found a bone marrow donor.
Hillel receives record $38M gift to hire, train staffHillel International receives largest gift ever from a foundation established by the co-founder of Home Depot.
Kirk Douglas, on his 100th birthday, looks back — and aheadActor Kirk Douglas is celebrating his 100th birthday on Friday, and there is a special treat in store for the centenarian.
Interior Minister: No recognition for Reform MovementAryeh Deri told a delegation of 100 Sephardic Rabbis that granting recognition to the Reform Movement would harm the Jewish people.
Campaign launched to sponsor families affected by firesJournalist David Bedein launches campaign for synagogues around the world to sponsor Israeli families who lost their homes to recent fires.
Dutch police arrest suspects in planned 2015 synagogue attackDutch police arrest several suspects in connection with an unrealized plan to attack a synagogue in the country’s capital.
Torah scroll stolen from Georgia synagogue found destroyedA Torah scroll taken from a synagogue in the Caucasus republic of Georgia was destroyed.
Jewish head of teachers union defends Keith EllisonJewish president of a U.S. teachers union comes to the defense of Rep. Keith Ellison.
Jewish Chamber of Commerce schedules Israel missionGroup of business and political activists will head to Israel for a mission to strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Israel.
Brooklyn mother who lost 7 children to fire plans family centerA Brooklyn mother who lost seven children in a house fire said that she wants to build a center for families on the site of her razed home.
'Be the eyes and ears of the community'President Reuven Rivlin address summit of Jewish publishers and writers, calls for joint effort to fight anti-Semitism around the world.
Dean of the Diaspora Yeshiva passes awayRabbi Mordechai Goldstein, dean of the Diaspora Yeshiva in Jerusalem and founder of the community of Metzad in Gush Etzion, dies at 82.
'It is a well-known halakha that Esav hates Yaakov'Parshat Toldot tells us rather explicitly why the Jews have suffered for over 2000 years.
Britain to fund guarding for Jewish schools and synagoguesBritain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd pledges £13.4 million to provide guards for Jewish schools, colleges, nurseries and synagogues.
A letter from father'It is so hard for me to do this. But to save my son's life, I must'.
Chabad on Campus raises money to help fire victimsChabad on Campus has launched an initiative to raise money to support areas damaged in the fires which raged across Israel last week.
Will High Court stop appeal in Supreme Rabbinical Court?The High Court ordered the Supreme Rabbinical Court to respond to a petition against an appeal taking place in the Rabbinical Court.
Latvian president admits local complicity in Nazi atrocitiesLatvian president Raimonds Vejonis attended a memorial ceremony at a Holocaust mass murder site near Riga and admitted local complicity.
Autographed Larry King suspenders to be auctionedA pair of suspenders signed by Larry King will be auctioned off to benefit the American Jewish Historical Society.
Jewish journalist belatedly honored for unmasking a 'monster'Forty years after exposing one of the worst war criminals in Dutch history, Hans Knoop is still celebrated as a hero.
Historic Wales synagogue listed for saleA synagogue identified as the oldest in Wales has been put up for sale for under $375,000.
Watch: 5,600 dance at annual Chabad banquetThis year's annual international Chabad banquet was filled with reflection, inspirational speeches and, of course - dancing.
France returns painting to Jewish family who fled NazisFrance returns a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who fled the Nazis.
British soccer fans repeat anti-Semitic chant on London subwayFans of British soccer team filmed singing an anti-Semitic chant on a London subway.
Former 'hilltop youth' opens mechinaFormer 'hilltop youth' founds mechina to honor comrade who fell in Operation Protective Edge.
For the first time ever: Chabad now active in all 50 statesWith opening of center in South Dakota, Chabad-Lubavitch outreach now covers all 50 states.
Watch: The annual group photo of Chabad emissaries4,000 Chabad emissaries, whose mission is strengthening Jewish identity, gathered in New York for their yearly conference.
Gan Eden a "Parallel Universe"Why did Abraham choose the Mearat Hamachpelah for the burial of his beloved Sarah?
Thousands of Nazi war criminals received disability pensionsThousands of Nazi war criminals continued to receive disability pensions - in violation of German law.
British Jewish school enrollment rises while population shrinksStudy: The number of Jewish schools in Britain and their enrollments have dramatically increased even as Jewish population has decreased.
Once a victim of Muslim attacks in France, now an IDF soldierReuven Abu was attacked by Muslims in his hometown of Lyon, and decided that day to move to Israel, where he joined the army.
Priebus nixes, Jewish groups slam Muslim registry proposalAJC slams the idea of creating a database of Muslims one day after Trump's chief-of-staff said there were no plans to create one.
Dutch war hero’s family sells menorah for record $440,000A 270-year-old menorah which belonged to a Jewish resistance fighter during WWII was sold for a record $440,000.
Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinnersJewish organizations encourage young Jews to use Shabbat dinner as a way to promote dialogue about the results of the presidential election.
Sabra recalls hummus and other spreadsSabra Dipping Company voluntary recalls some of its hummus and other Middle Eastern spreads over a possible listeria contamination.
Hundreds protest hate at park named for Beastie Boys memberHundreds gather for anti-hate rally at a vandalized Brooklyn park named in memory of late Beastie Boys singer.
President Rivlin visits scene of terror at Mumbai Chabad HousePresident Rivlin attends memorial for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks.
Help marry off an orphanHelp Kupat Ha'Ir do the impossible - marry off 21 Orphans in 22 days
Famed Jewish composer Ben Zion Shenker passes awayBen Zion Shenker, the composer of hundreds of melodies, including 'Eishes Chayil' and 'Mizmor L'Dovid,' passed away Sunday morning,
300% jump in Aliyah from BrazilJewish immigration from Brazil to Israel reaches highest level since 1970s.
Israeli government to fund up to 1/3 of Birthright Israel ExcelThe Israeli government has agreed to fund up to 1/3 of a special Birthright program for students interested in business and technology.
'They are terrorizing the rabbis'Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem responds to criticism of his comments of LGBTs and the Reform Movement, says they are trying to destroy tradition.
The Land of Israel belongs to G-dGaza Disengagement Was Wrong in 2005 and a Mistake 4000 Years Ago Too
Ex-ADL chief rips ZOA, pulls out of event featuring BannonAbe Foxman cancels appearance at Zionist Organization of America's gala featuring Stephen Bannon, calling event 'politicized'.
What's the next joint project of our nation?Please send us your thoughts as part of our project connecting Israelis and the Diaspora. This week we ask - what's next?
Hillel launches program to train campus staff membersHillel International launches new program to offer training for some 1,000 professionals working for Hillels on U.S. campuses.
Study: Half of Boston Jews do not identify with a denominationNew study finds half the Jews in Greater Boston do not identify with a denomination, a higher proportion than the national average.
ADL leader: US anti-Semitism worse than at any time since 1930sAnti-Defamation League's national director says anti-Jewish hatred in America is worse than at any point since the 1930s.
Jewish Federations: Give Trump an opportunity to leadResponding to petition calling on it to denounce Bannon, JFNA says "Trump needs to be given an opportunity to lead."
Watch: Hundreds sing at gravesite of Rebbe CarlebachHundreds came to the grave of 'Reb Shloime' Carlebach to mark the anniversary of his passing and broke into singing that lasted for hours.
Is addiction growing in the Jewish community?A conference discussing drug, alcohol and internet addiction within the Jewish community will take place in NY in December.
Kosher tuna added to National School Lunch ProgramU.S. Department of Agriculture to require that canned tuna purchased for the National School Lunch Program have kosher certification.
Young Jewish international volunteers gather in Switzerland160 young Jews from 37 countries gather in Basel for the first global summit of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps.