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Rabbi Howard Alpert Finally Has the Best of All Worlds

To paraphrase Voltaire’s Candide, semi-retirement is the best of all possible worlds for Rabbi Howard Alpert, who recently stepped down after 30 years as...

Trump Tells Netanyahu to ‘Hold Back’ on Settlements, Vague on Two-State Solution

https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos/1224112817676449/   By Sean Savage/JNS.org President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference Wednesday at the White House, ahead of a...

OU Issues Statement Clarifying Women’s Roles

To many Jews, a ban on Orthodox female rabbis probably doesn’t sound like news — Orthodoxy has never permitted women to serve as clergy....

Israel Elwyn CEO Reflects on Changes in Field With Disability Activists

When David Marcu started working with people with disabilities, professionals like him would meet periodically to make decisions about the people they were trying...

Steven Spielberg Seeking Lead Actor Child for New Movie

Famed director Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has issued an open casting call for a boy between the ages of 6 to 9 to star in...

State Sen. Daylin Leach Tangles With Trump Through Twitter

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach took to Twitter to post an expletive-laced tweet against President Trump, according to the Associated Press. Leach, who is Jewish,...

Top Chabad Court: D.C. Is Shemtov’s Exclusive Domain

By George Altshuler The Central Committee of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis has declared that the movement’s activities in Washington, D.C., fall entirely under the authority of Rabbi...

News Briefs, the Week of Feb. 9, 2017

Beth David Reform Congregation Installs Cantor Lauren Beth Levy will be installed Feb. 11 as only the third cantor in Beth David Reform Congregation’s history...

Northeast NORC Will Enable More Seniors to Stay Home

Stay home, seniors. No, that’s not a warning for the older generation to keep to themselves and stay out of other people’s business. On the...

Restaurant Opens with Mission of Giving 100 Percent Back

When it comes to giving back to the community, the first solution might be donating money to a cause of your choice. However, a new...