Local News

Grad Network Initiative Supports Shabbat

Soon after the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha shooting, Lyssia Katan and a dozen of her friends gathered around a Shabbat dinner of challah, stuffed...

National News

News Briefs: Prominent Tax Attorney Dies and More

Tax Attorney Charlie Kopp Dies at 85 Noted tax attorney Charlie Kopp, who held several prominent positions locally, died Feb. 6, according to law firm...

Bernstein’s Death Still Resonates a Year Later

Blaze Bernstein, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, was 19 when he was allegedly murdered by a high school classmate named Samuel Woodward. Woodward,...

News Briefs: Edelman First Jewish Super Bowl MVP

Julian Edelman First Jew to Be Named Super Bowl MVP New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player in Super...

Arts

‘Sing Hallelujah’ Returns for a Second Year

Cantor David Tilman knows one of the best ways to bring the Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community together. “Music and singing is the best way for...

Book Review: Collection of Plays Explores Playwright

Collected Plays of Chaim Potok Edited with an introduction by Rena Potok; contributions by David Bassuk, Carol Rocamora and Aaron Posner Adam Kadmon Books Fans of Chaim...

‘The Chosen’ Themes Endure 50 Years Later

Rena Potok believes she has inherited her famous father’s literary traits, including ability with the written word, analysis and character empathy. The daughter of Chaim...

Israel News

Israel Briefs: Right Promoting Settlements and More

Increased Settlements in Judea and Samaria Promoted Right-wing lawmakers in Israel are promoting a settlement plan calling for 2 million Jews to settle in Judea...

Israel Briefs: Ethiopian Israelis Protest in Tel Aviv

Ethiopian Israelis Protest Alleged Police Brutality More than 1,000 Ethiopian Israelis and supporters blocked intersections in Tel Aviv on Jan. 30, claiming police there have...

Israel Briefs: Israel Specialist Treated Abbas

PA Chief Treated Last Year by Israeli Specialist An Israeli doctor sent to Ramallah last year helped save the life of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...