Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.
The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.
Passover begins at sundown with a special dinner known as a sedar. During Passover, Jews eat matzoh to honor their ancestors who ran in such a hurry that their bread never rose.
Thousands of Jewish artifacts found in Iraq a decade ago have been restored and are now on public display — but not for long.
Brooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.
The NYPD is looking into a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. At least one attack was caught on surveillance tape. Some of the assaults may be part of a disturbing game.
Passover is an eight-day festival where Jews mark the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Inside Brooklyn Federal Court, attorney Frederick Cohn, representing an accused terrorist, told the judge, “I’m not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case.”
The language came close to dying out after the Holocaust as millions of Yiddish speakers either perished in Nazi concentration camps or fled to other countries where their native tongue was not welcome.
The festival of lights began at sundown, and is observed for eight nights. It commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd Century.
Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says the amount of anti-Semitism is rising in America. A new survey by the ADL shows 40 million Americans are infected with serious anti-Semitism.
It’s believed to contain his first written comments detailing his belief that Jews were a threat and should be removed.
With over 500,000 names, and more than 1,000 photographs, the searchable collection documents a relief organization’s vast efforts during World War II and the postwar era in 24 countries.
A former livery cab driver is accused of driving around Nassau County neighborhoods and tossing anti-Semitic hate notes out of his window.
The 1887 synagogue was the city’s first congregation built by Eastern European Jews. It drew 1,000 worshippers during its peak years before falling into disrepair.