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JERUSALEM (JTA) – Nechama Rivlin, the wife of President Reuven Rivlin, has died at the age of 73.   She died June 4, a day before her 74th birthday, at Beillinson Hospital in … more
It is ironic that the recent Opinion piece on Jewish support at Brown University for boycotting and divesting from Israel (“Our Judaism compels us to fight for divestment and against … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The U.S. Embassy in Israel will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration for the first time in Jerusalem.   The event traditionally has been held at the home … more
(JTA) — Israel held a national election seven weeks ago. It might hold another one in September. If that sounds weird to you, you’re right: Israel has a famously raucous political system, … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Menachem Mendel Taub, the rebbe of the Kaliv Hasidic dynasty in Jerusalem, who devoted his life to memorializing the Holocaust and helping fellow survivors, has died. Taub … more
The office of St. Aidan-St. Patrick Parish, in Cumberland, was recently observed to be flying the flags of Israel and Sri Lanka. Asked to comment, Monsignor Jacques L. Plante stated that the church … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s election on Tuesday was contentious, historic, crazy – and somewhat predictable. With most of the vote counted – some 300,000 votes from … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party finished one seat behind main challenger Blue and White in the first exit poll results released at the close of voting in Israel on Tuesday. more
BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – The American fast food chain KFC is recruiting staff ahead of a planned reopening in Israel, the business daily Globes reported. The company announced six … more
JTA – When it comes to social media, Israelis rule the world. Some 77 percent of adults in Israel use social media, putting the country 1 percentage point ahead of South Korea, according to … more
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