Most popular baby names among Jews: Noam and NoaIn 2014 the most popular baby name was Muhammad – one in seven boys was given the most common Muslim name
"Rejoice...Be Wholly Happy", Says the Bible on Sukkot - TonightJews world over have built their sukkot, chosen their "4 species", and are ready to fulfill the Bible's command to rejoice on this festival.
Israel Population Now 8.2 Million - 75% Are JewishSince last Independence Day Israel's population has grown by a whopping 157,000, and now totals 8,180,000.
Historic Jewish Theater Devastated by Romanian SnowstormThe State Jewish Theatre of Bucharest, Yiddish cultural site in Europe, is damaged extensively by snowstorm.
Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.
Spaniards to Play Jewish Slaves in Upcoming Film 'Exodus'Due to the rise of unemployment in Spain, thousands attended a casting call to play Jewish slaves in the new Biblical epic "Exodus."
Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish LifeThe first Jewish cultural and religious center in Portugal was inaugurated last week following expulsion of Jews 500 years ago.
'Swastika Rehabilitation Day' Not Anti-Semitic?Advisory to law enforcement groups has been issued regarding display of swastikas in public areas this weekend by a fringe religious sect.
Monthly Rallies to Protest Jewish Funding of BDSPro-Israel advocacy group holding protests every month to prevent UJA-Federation of NY’s funding of BDS activities.
EJA: Jews Must Unite to Protest Polish Shechita BanEuropean Jewish Association calls on Jews worldwide to unite their efforts to reverse decision to ban shechita in Poland
Twitter ‘On a Better Path’ Towards Tackling Hate-Speech“It may have taken a lawsuit, a court order, and pressure from French law enforcement", but decision welcomed by anti-hate campaigners
'Ramadan Television Series Resorts to Classic Anti-Semitism'ADL reiterates condemnation for Ramadan television series which depicts Jews as cheap, greedy and immoral.
Anti-Jewish Chants At Turkish Rally Elicit ConcernAJC calls on German state to investigate anti-Israel rhetoric, including chants of “Down with Israel” at pro-Erdogan rally last week.
Thailand University Comes Under Fire for Hitler Superhero MuralThailand’s Chulalong University comes under fire for displaying a mural depicting Adolph Hitler as a superhero.
Calls to Name Swedish Airport After Holocaust HeroA group of politicians and intellectuals say Sweden's largest airport should be renamed after Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg.
American Mennonite Honored as Righteous Among NationsAmerican Mennonite who helped save Jewish children while in France during the Holocaust to be named Righteous Among the Nations.
OU Kinnot Webcasts Enrich Tisha B'Av from Jerusalem to FloridaThe Orthodox Union has developed an innovative approach to help Jews worldwide interpret kinnot, the elegies recited on Tisha B’Av.
German Newspaper: Anti-Semitic Cartoon a MisunderstandingGerman newspaper expresses regret after publishing a cartoon depicting Israel as a ravenous monster.
Turkish 'Incendiary Words Have Tragic Consequences', Says AJC“Incendiary words can have tragic consequences,” says AJC in response to claims by a Turkish official that world Jewry is behind protests.
Latvian WWII Memorial 'Absolutely Disgusting Insult'Simon Wiesenthal Centre condemns plans by Latvian nationalists to mark World War II event that led to the massacre of Jewish population.
German Newspaper Depicts Israel as 'Ravenous Monster'Leading German daily newspaper sparks outrage after publishing cartoon depicting Israel as a beast devouring German military weapons.
Turkish Minister Denies 'Jewish Diaspora' RemarksTurkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay denies reports that he blamed the "Jewish diaspora" for the anti-government protests.
Musician Reschedules UK Tour Due to Jewish HolidaysMusician Leonard Cohen has rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after realizing they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
'Jewish Diaspora' Behind Unrest, Says Turkish MinisterThe “Jewish diaspora” is behind recent unrest, says Turkish deputy prime minister.
'Shylock' Crossword Puzzle 'Perpetrates Classic Anti-Semitism'Newspaper called on to apologize for crossword puzzle that used the clue “Shylock” to elicit “Jew” answer.
Petition Blasts Ramadan Anti-Semitic Television SeriesPro-Israel blogger initiates petition urging human rights groups to condemn an anti-Semitic Ramadan mini-series.
Newly Appointed Greek Minister of Health Raises Jewish ConcernsJewish group 'concerned' over Greece’s newly appointed minister of health who has history of troubling remarks about Jews.
Amsterdam Court: Anne Frank Museum Must Return ArchivesAmsterdam court orders Anne Frank museum to return archives on loan from a Swiss foundation set up by the father of the Jewish teenager.
Abbas: Arabs Must Save Jerusalem From 'Settlement Monster'Abbas alleges that Israel is plotting to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque; says “saving Jerusalem from settlement monster" is duty of all Arabs.
EJC: EU Readily Labels 'Settlements', Refuses to Ban HizbullahEuropean Jewish Congress blasts EU's move to label goods over 'Green Line' as body refuses to label Hizbullah a terror organization.
Pope: 'True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semite'"Because of our common roots, a true Christian cannot be anti-Semitic," says Pope Francis.
'Focus on Keeping the Committed Committed'“As a student on campus I wasn’t necessarily getting the breadth of conversation I wanted when I was on campus.”
Jewish Group Responds to 'Little Jewboy From Gestapo' AttackSimon Wiesenthal Center condemns the attack on Jewish journalist, labeled “That little Jewboy from the Gestapo” by the Governor of Panama.
'Presidential Conference Participants Being Fed Lies'David Bedein of the Israel Research News Agency claims there is a stream of misinformation flowing from Presidential Conference.
Man Drives Car into Torah Procession in LondonA London man broke into a Hachnasas Sefer Torah procession this Sunday, driving his car into the Jewish gathering.
Report: Rowhani Linked to 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA BombingIranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani was on special Iranian committee that plotted 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.
Orthodox Toronto Family Finds Swastikas on Garage DoorAn Orthodox Jewish family in Toronto woke up this week to a swastika and the words “watch your children” scrawled on their garage door.
Canadian Jewish News to Keep PrintingThe Canadian Jewish News, which recently announced it would cease print publication, said it will continue serving the community.
Jews Applaud German Resolution Combating Anti-SemitismThe American Jewish Committee praises German Parliament for passing by an overwhelming majority a resolution on combating anti-Semitism.
Khamenei Facebook Post 'Raw, Full-Throated, Unadulterated' HateJewish group denounces “raw, full-throated and unadulterated anti-Semitism” of Iranian supreme leader facebook post.
French Court Upholds Twitter Racist User TransparencyFrench court orders Twitter to release the information of those who post anti-Semitic or racist tweets, upholding lower court decision.
Putin: Dispute Over Chabad Archive May Be 'Finally Closed'Russian President Putin expresses hope that dispute over Chabad collection of books, known as Schneerson library, may be “finally closed”.
California School Official Probed Over Nazi Twitter CommentsA school board member in California is being investigated after allegedly espousing pro-Nazi views online.
Diary of Top Hitler Aide Discovered in Upstate New YorkThe long lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a high ranking Nazi official with close ties to Adolf Hitler, has surfaced in an upstate New York.
UK Jews Express Support for Local Muslims Following AttackJewish groups in London offer support, solidarity after suspected arson at an Islamic community center.
Montreal Kosher Restaurants Targeted in Overnight FirebombingsA kosher restaurant in Montreal has been targeted by a firebombing attack for the second time in three nights.
Netanyahu to Inaugurate New Auschwitz ExhibitionPM Netanyahu will visit Poland on June 13 for the opening of a new exhibition at museum of former Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
French Police Charge Man in Murder of Rabbi, Jewish ChildrenFrench police charge 30-year-old man with supplying weapons used by Islamist terrorist Mohamed Merah, who killed rabbi, Jewish children.
Norwegian Cartoon Depicts Circumcision as a Demonic RitualJewish group considers taking legal action over a cartoon in a Norwegian paper that depicts circumcision as a bloodthirsty ritual.
'World's Oldest' Torah Scroll Found in Italian ArchiveThe world's oldest complete Torah scroll, which could be from 12th century, has been found in a university archive in Bologna.
PM: Global Trends Indicate 'Fashionable' Anti-SemitismSpeaking at the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, PM Netanyahu says anti-Semitism is, once again, “fashionable.”
Righteous Gentile Honored Following Work of Kansas TeensWarsaw walkway has been named in honor of Polish woman who saved 2,5000 Jewish children during Holocaust, following work of Kansas teens.
Michigan Man Arrested Over Swastika SurgeA 58-year old man from Michigan was arrested in connection with several swastikas that have been found spray-painted in recent weeks.
Kerry to Address Leading Jewish ConventionU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will address the American Jewish Committee 2013 Global Forum on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
French Jewish Body Elects New PresidentThe representative umbrella body of French Jewish organizations, CRIF, will elect a new president on Sunday.
Iranian Presidential Candidates Implicated in Murdering JewsJewish group outraged that among candidates to run in Iranian Presidential elections are two implicated in AMIA Jewish Center bombing.
US Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Aid Holocaust SurvivorsA bipartisan group of United Sates lawmakers introduced a bill that would facilitate assistance for Holocaust survivors.