Judaism

Rescuers: Last Jew of Kabul making his way to Israel
Middle East

Rescuers: Last Jew of Kabul making his way to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The man known as the last Jew of Kabul could soon be heading to Israel, after agreeing…
Israeli watchdog to investigate deadly festival stampede
Middle East

Israeli watchdog to investigate deadly festival stampede

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s governmental watchdog agency said Monday it would launch an investigation into the deadly stampede at a…
Gulf opens door to public Jewish life amid Israel ties
Middle East

Gulf opens door to public Jewish life amid Israel ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Half a year after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain established diplomatic relations with Israel, discreet Jewish…
Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews
Middle East

Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country’s powerful Orthodox establishment,…
Singer Basma al-Kuwaiti converts to Judaism
Cinema/TV

Singer Basma al-Kuwaiti converts to Judaism

Singer Basma al-Kuwaitiya announced that she was converting from Islam to Judaism. She made the announcement in a video posted…
Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel
Middle East

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

BEN-GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants arrived on Thursday to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international…
Death in the Holy Land: Coronavirus changes burial for Jews, Muslims
Middle East

Death in the Holy Land: Coronavirus changes burial for Jews, Muslims

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A rising death toll in the coronavirus crisis is forcing a change in Jewish and Muslim burial…
Egypt concludes Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue restoration, inauguration in January
Archaeology

Egypt concludes Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue restoration, inauguration in January

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Friday that restoration work for the Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in Alexandria has…
Trump, Israel, and American Jews
Opinion

Trump, Israel, and American Jews

Trump signed a new executive order sparking controversy among supporters of the Palestinian cause in the US, with the toughest…
Jordan halts film that refers to historical Jewish presence
Middle East

Jordan halts film that refers to historical Jewish presence

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city has stirred…
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