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  • 5 must-know facts about Prince William’s historic visit to Israel

    (JTA) — Prince William will soon embark on a historic visit to Israel. During the trip, which also includes stops in Jordan and the West Bank, Britain’s Duke of Cambridge will visit important sites in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. William is set to…

  • How a multiracial Orthodox rabbi is using his background to create a unique community in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Growing up in the Orthodox community of Monsey, New York, as the son of an African-American mother who converted to Judaism and a white Ashkenazi father who became religious later in life, Isaiah Rothstein knows what it’s like not to fit in. The New York hamlet is known for its large Hasidic…

  • Natalie Portman slams former friend Jared Kushner as a ‘supervillain’

    (JTA) — Natalie Portman apparently used to be friends with Jared Kushner when the two studied together at Harvard University in the early 2000s. Things are a bit different now between them, though. The Israeli-American actress talked about President Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law and senior adviser on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday, and…

  • Israel’s Supreme Court temporarily blocks deportation of Ugandan Jew

    (JTA) — The Supreme Court of Israel temporarily blocked the deportation of a Ugandan Jew who sought to immigrate there. On Thursday, Justice Isaac Amit issued a temporary injunction against Kibita Yosef’s deportation, Haaretz reported. Last month, the Interior Ministry ruled not to recognize Yosef, whose visa expired Thursday, and his community as Jewish for…

  • Iowa lawmaker Steve King shares tweet by prominent neo-Nazi

    (JTA) — Steve King, Republican lawmaker from Iowa, shared a tweet by a prominent British neo-Nazi. On Tuesday, King shared a tweet by British political activist Mark Collett that showed that 65 percent of Italians under 35 opposed massed immigration. “Europe is waking up…Will America…in time?” King wrote about Collett’s tweet. Collett has called himself…

  • Boston-area mikvah in shock after funds go missing

    (JTA) — A Jewish community mikvah near Boston says its supporters are rallying around it after the mikvah announced that a former staffer misused funds and engaged in other financial improprieties. In an email sent May 18 to supporters of the Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh, officials of the mikvah said the estimated financial loss…

  • German-Jewish girl, 14, found raped and murdered

    (JTA) — A Jewish 14-year-old girl in Germany who had been missing since May was found dead. The girl, identified as by police as Susanna Maria Feldman, was found Wednesday outside Wiesbaden, a city in western Germany. On Thursday, police said two male asylum seekers were detained in connection to her rape and murder. One…

  • A groundbreaking project aims to study the Latin American Jewish experience

    (JTA) — Growing up in Venezuela, Menachem Bandel was deeply aware of the unique culture and history of Latin American Jews, including the experiences of his Holocaust survivor grandparents who settled there. Thus it came as a surprise to him when he started his studies at Brandeis University and discovered that most of his fellow…

  • Theresa May tells Netanyahu that UK is committed to Iran deal

    (JTA) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said her country was committed to staying in the Iran nuclear agreement in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in London. “Along with France and Germany, the U.K.continues to believe [the nuclear deal] is the best route to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. We will…

  • Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz to step down

    (JTA) — Starbucks’ founder and executive chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down. Schultz, who previously served as the coffee giant’s CEO, is leaving his position at the end of June, The New York Times reported on Monday. In an interview with The Times, Schultz, a Democrat who has publicly criticized President Donald Trump, did not…