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JERUSALEM (JTA) – Uri Avnery, a longtime peace activist and one of the first Israelis to advocate for the establishment of a Palestinian state, has died. Avnery was among the first … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli personal trainer drowned while attempting to save the life of a stranger struggling in the water off an Ashdod beach. On Aug. 19, Yohai Elkayam was strolling … more
  JERUSALEM (JTA) – PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to maintain the … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Netta Barzilai’s Eurovision-winning single “Toy” hit No. 1 on the Billboard dance club chart – the first time an Israeli artist has topped any of … more
(My Jewish Learning via JTA) – Invited to someone’s house for a Rosh Hashanah meal and looking for an appropriate gift? In addition to the always appreciated flowers or bottle of … more
Stories from the Holocaust are often horrific, sometimes hopeful and occasionally both. As 5779 approaches, we are sharing some of these deeply touching stories that took place during the High … more
(MJL via JTA) – Here are some important Hebrew words and terms you may encounter over the High Holy Day season.   Akedah  – Pronounced ah-keh-DAH. Literally … more
(Kveller via JTA) – As the fall nears each year, the air gets cooler, the kids go back to school and Rosh Hashanah rolls around. The holiday itself celebrates the Jewish New Year, but also … more
BOSTON (JTA) – From an African warthog to swinging orangutans, animals from all corners of the planet are featured in two stories among a new crop of children’s books at the Jewish … more
Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year!   The Jewish Alliance of … more
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