January 13, 2010 RSS feed / World News

Recent incidents highlight tension between Orthodox & non-Orthodox

Pluralism wars:

WASHINGTON—A string of controversies has reignited the pluralism wars, prompting a loose alliance of American and Israeli Jews to wage a renewed campaign against Orthodox control in the Jewish state.   More...

2,500 descendants for Holocaust survivor

A 94-year-old Holocaust survivor died, leaving behind at least 2,500 descendants. Yitta Schwartz of Kiryas Joel in New York had five generations of descendants.   More...

Sybil Sanchez to lead revitalized Jewish environmental group

WASHINGTON—As the debate over how to combat climate change heats up, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life is ramping up its efforts to help make the Jewish community a key player in the discussion.   More...

Muslim messages oppose antisemitism

Muslims placed personal messages against antisemitism on the Facebook page of a Muslim reformist and author. More...

Hacker attacks Jewish Web sites

A hacker attacked Jewish Web sites in Boulder, Colo., posting antisemitic messages.   The Web sites of two Boulder synagogues, Bonai Shalom and Har HaShem, were defaced. More...

Teacher keeps job following comments

HOLOCAUST DENIAL…

A Nevada teacher who reportedly denied the Holocaust in front of her students will not lose her job.   More...

Micah Naftalin, 76, Soviet Jewry activist

Micah Naftalin, a leader in human rights activism on behalf of Soviet Jews, has died. Naftalin, 76, the national director of UCSJ, an independent grassroots human rights organization operating across the former Soviet Union, died in Washington, DC. More...