October 16, 2009 7:33pm
The New York Jewish Week reports on New York’s first-ever Hebrew-language charter school: Many Jewish parents at HLA said they never seriously considered a day school. “Before we had kids, my husband said he would only want a yeshiva,” Amir says. “But he’s Conservative, I’m Reform and a yeshiva would be Orthodox. And very, very expensive. It…
October 15, 2009 1:28am
With rife speculation that Turkey-Israel ties are on the rocks, a new drama on Turkish national TV depicts Israeli troops killing Palestinians indicriminately certainly won’t help matters. The show, set in Gaza, includes one scene in which an Israeli soldier shoots a young Palestinian girl at point-blank range. While fictional depictions of Israeli brutality and…
October 9, 2009 7:24pm
Two new opinion pieces predict the demise of Jewish America as we know it within a few decades. Uzi Silber writes in the Forward that the disappearance of the "secular and religiously liberal" American Jew is inevitable due to intermarriage, low birth rates and assimilation. The fervently Orthodox community of Boro Park and its ilk,…
October 1, 2009 10:50pm
President Obama wants Iran to allow “unfettered” access to the Qom nuclear facility within two weeks if negotiations are to continue.
September 29, 2009 10:01pm
The National Museum of American Jewish History announced its selections for its new Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame set to open next year.
September 24, 2009 7:48pm
As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted Israel and the United States on Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly, world powers sought to step up the pressure on the Islamic Republic.
September 14, 2009 6:44pm
Israeli pilot Assaf Ramon was buried next to his father, astronaut Ilan Ramon, a day after he was killed in a training accident.
September 7, 2009 7:18pm
With Rosh Hashanah approaching, JTA has compiled a list of the biggest stories of the past Hebrew calendar year.
September 2, 2009 8:17pm
The man charged with killing a security officer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum made his first appearance in court.
September 1, 2009 2:18am
With indictments this week, Ehud Olmert stands a chance of becoming Israel’s first prime minister to end up in an Israeli prison.