(RNS) Sephardic organizations estimate that as many as 3.5 million Jews could potentially apply for a Spanish passport. The reaction from the Sephardic community has been huge.
(RNS) Who can replace the “Jewish pope”? Here are 10 possible names to succeed Abe Foxman at the Anti-Defamation League.
(RNS) Last year, a record 3,270 French Jews made aliyah — or immigration to Israel — a 63 percent hike from 2012. The Tibi family plans to leave Paris this summer — for good.
(RNS) Who would want to be called “ultra” anything? Some Jews known as the “ultra-Orthodox” have come up with a new name, but will it stick?
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled Tuesday (Feb. 4) that the government must suspend stipends to 18- to 20-year-old yeshiva students whose military conscription has been postponed.
(RNS) Some Orthodox rabbis are insisting that couples planning to marry have a prenuptial agreement to avoid the pitfalls of breaking free from a Jewish marriage.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (RNS) The family asked for a Jewish name and a secular name to put on the birth certificate, the Craigslist ad said. They were hoping for something biblical, and would not accept wacky names.
LONDON (RNS) Rinkoff Bakeries opened in 1911 when London’s Whitechapel district was a Jewish immigrant hub. The family-run bakery has evolved to serve Harrods, Google and the neighborhood’s growing Muslim community.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.