Jewish World

Antisemitism examined as a social virus in new PBS documentary

Film debuts tonight on PBS

By Laura Paull

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California) – Any person who follows the news knows that antisemitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so has our insight that this is a hatred with many faces, a many-headed monster fed by myths …

Five things to know as Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial gets underway

By Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) – After more than three years of investigation, charges in three cases and three national elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday for the start of his corruption trial.

Netanyahu was indicted more than a …

Israel swears in a new government – its largest ever

By Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) – After over a year and three national elections, Israel’s new government was officially sworn in Sunday afternoon.

The Knesset, Israel’s legislature, approved the government by a vote of 73 to 46. Thirty-six Cabinet ministers, the most ever, and 16 de…

Conservative movement allows streaming on Shabbat, holidays during pandemic

By Josefin Dolsten

(JTA) – The Conservative movement issued a ruling allowing congregations to livestream services on Shabbat and holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noting the “unprecedented time” brought on by the virus, the movement’s Jewish law authorities voted Wednesday to…

French Jews take stock of community’s ‘enormous losses’

By Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) – Regulars at the synagogue in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine call its main hallway “the traffic jam.”

The term, often uttered with an eye roll, refers to the bottleneck that forms several times a day outside the offices of the popular synagogue, housed…