November 25, 2015 RSS feed / World News

Jonathan Pollard freed after 30 years

Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, was freed from a federal prison in North Carolina. More...

Actress Deschanel converts to Judaism

Actress Zooey Deschanel has converted to Judaism.  Deschanel, the daughter of a Quaker and Roman Catholic, converted shortly before marrying producer Jacob Pechenik, Us Weekly reported. More...

Federation leader calls for open tent

In the wake of last summer’s bitter Iran debate, the chief executive of Jewish Federations of North America urged its leaders to ensure their organizations are welcoming to people of various political and religious stripes.  More...

French supermarket rejects Israel boycott

Citing Israeli producers’ “full compliance” with French law, the Monoprix supermarket chain declined a request to boycott products from Israel.  More...

Sculpture says it all in Big Apple

A sculpture installed in a Brooklyn park says it all in an expressly New York way: “oy” and “yo.”  Artist Deborah Kass created the bright yellow sculpture, titled “OY/YO,” that was placed in Brooklyn Bridge Pa More...