September 4, 2013 RSS feed / World News

Agudath Israel slams NJ law

Agudath Israel of America condemned a New Jersey law prohibiting gay reparative therapy for minors as an infringement on religious freedom. The statement from Agudah came after Gov. More...

Bar Refaeli takes on Waters

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli tweeted in Hebrew that she no longer wants to be associated with British rocker Roger Waters after his open letter calling for a boycott of Israel.  “Roger Waters, you better take my picture off of the video More...

Nixon tapes show more antisemitism

President Richard Nixon is heard in the last set of his White House tapes making antisemitic statements in discussions with visitors to the Oval Office and by telephone.  The 340 hours of tapes, which cover from Apr. More...

Michael Oren synthesized training as historian, role as diplomat

WASHINGTON—Michael Oren was deep inside the State Department, relaxed and taking on all comers: He had the facts on his side. More...

Jewish groups ramping up the fight against sex trafficking

NEW YORK—It started when she was 13.  “Sarah” became involved with a man 10 years her elder. He began setting her up with his friends for sex. She knew they would sometimes pay him, but she always thought she could trust him. More...

Hamptons group making eruv bid

A group trying to have an eruv built in Long Island’s Hamptons filed a federal lawsuit after having its bid quashed by a zoning board.  More...

Vancouver Jews fighting Israel bias

The head of the Jewish federation in Vancouver and the Canadian city’s transit agency are at odds over the legality of an anti-Israel ad campaign on buses there.  More...

Netanyahu talk at UN Assembly will target Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the UN General Assembly later this month in New York. According to The Jerusalem Post, the Prime Minister’s Office said the Sept. 30 speech would focus on Iran. More...

The war over intermarriage has been lost. What comes next?

NEW YORK—When the nation’s largest Jewish federation convened its first-ever conference recently on engaging interfaith families, perhaps the most notable thing about it was the utter lack of controversy that greeted the event.  Ther More...

Husband of terror victim pens memoir of quest to meet bomber

ARTS & CULTURE

NEW YORK—David Harris- Gershon, author of the forthcoming memoir “What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?” is frank about the contradictions in his personality.  More...