August 3, 2016 RSS feed / World News

In remote Madagascar, a new community chooses to be Jewish

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar— A nascent Jewish community was officially born in Madagascar several months ago when 121 men, women and children underwent Orthodox conversions on the remote Indian Ocean island nation better known for lemurs, chameleo More...

Lacking GMO labels, kosher foods go missing

A wide variety of kosher foods have disappeared from grocery shelves in Vermont after the state’s strict GMO labeling law went into effect July 1.  More...

Highly touted Alex Bregman makes MLB debut

Alex Bregman, a Jewish player and one of Major League Baseball’s top prospects, has been called up by the Houston Astros.  Bregman, 22, made his debut against the New York Yankees, going hitless in four at-bats, after being promoted the ni More...

Jewish groups host diverse discussions during the DNC

What are the political implications of the nation’s rapidly changing demographics? How can the next U.S. president navigate the minefields caused by the Iran nuclear deal? More...

Portugal town opens Jewish heritage center

Portugal’s culture minister inaugurated a Jewish heritage center in the country’s east in memory of 80 former residents who were persecuted during the Portuguese Inquisition nearly 500 years ago.  More...

The 9 best Jewish food trucks in the US

Summer is here. And that means swimsuits, summer camps, sticky temperatures— and food trucks. True, many of these trendy restaurants-onwheels are known to ply their wares in the depths of winter. More...