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Terrorism in Israel hit close to home Nov. 19 when Ezra Schwartz was killed by a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank. The 18-year-old yeshiva student from Sharon, Massachusetts, graduated in 2015 from the Maimonides School near Boston and was a … more
BOSTON (JTA) – An Israeli-founded water purification company has teamed up with Boston-based Harpoon Brewery to channel the once-famously polluted Charles River into a new beer. Desalitech, which started in Israel seven years ago and then … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A fourth performance was added in Israel for comedian Jerry Seinfeld after three others sold out. It is the first time that Seinfeld will perform his stand-up routine in Israel. Seinfeld will present two shows on Dec. 19 … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Thousands of Israelis turned out to see the American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu perform in Jerusalem. “Jerusalem, I’m home,” Matisyahu said during his concert Oct. 10 at Sultan’s Pool, outside the Old City. … more
JTA – Whether you love them or hate them – or your feelings are purely pareve — these 13 Jews repeatedly made the news in 5775. David Blatt  American-Israeli coach David Blatt, in his first season as the Cleveland … more
JTA – The Jewish community of Lithuania fired the country’s chief rabbi amid his objections to the government’s plan to build on an area that used to be a Jewish cemetery The dismissal of Rabbi Chaim Burshtein, an Israeli who has served as … more
JTA — The newly established Reform Jewish community of Shanghai, China, will receive its first Torah scroll from a sister congregation in Brazil. The donation of the scroll by ARI, Rio de Janeiro’s Progressive congregation, to the Kehilat … more
PRAGUE (JTA) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic rose by more than 200 percent last year, according to an annual report on anti-Semitism. Prague’s Jewish community released the report May 4. In 2014, 46 such … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – A man was trampled. A raucous protest broke out, restrained only by police. The Western Wall’s mechitza – a partition between men and women considered sacrosanct – was breached by those who ostensibly care … more
JTA – Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, fell on April 23. In honor of the Jewish state’s 67th birthday, we present, in no particular order, 10 little-known aspects of its history. 1. El Al used to fly to Tehran. Iran … more
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