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August 30, 2021, 12:23 pm
Jewish actor Ed Asner dies at 91
Asked if he had a wish, he told The Forward in 2012: “Bury my ashes in Mount Scopus.”
August 28, 2021, 6:12 pm
Biden and Bennett focus on Iran in first meeting
US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held their first face-to-face meeting at the White House on Friday.
August 26, 2021, 3:00 pm
Israeli-Arab swimmer wins gold at Tokyo Paralympics
August 8, 2021, 12:00 am
Hezbollah fires 19 rockets at Israel in worst fighting since 2006 war
This appears to be the first time since 2006 that Hezbollah has openly claimed responsibility for an attack on Israel.
July 30, 2021, 7:30 am
Jessica Fox wins gold in canoe slalom
“It’s really hard to put it into words,” Fox said after winning the gold medal.
July 29, 2021, 5:00 pm
‘We endorse the Ben & Jerry’s West Bank pullout’
“In our view, ending the sales of ice cream in the occupied territories is one of the most important decisions the company has made in its 43-year history," they wrote.
July 20, 2021, 10:59 am
Ben & Jerry’s says it will end sales in ‘Occupied Palestinian Territory’
“This shameful decision should be condemned by all Australian consumers of Ben & Jerry’s, who will be alarmed by this move which is tainted by antisemitic undertones."
June 8, 2021, 11:01 am
David Dushman, last surviving Auschwitz liberator, dies aged 98
On January 27, 1945, he used his T-34 Soviet tank to mow down the electric fence of Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland, helping to set prisoners in the death camp free.
May 21, 2021, 9:15 am
Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire
February 26, 2021, 11:00 am
Azerbaijan’s Jews postpone Purim events in deference to national memorial day
February 15, 2021, 9:56 am
Schwartzman loses in third round upset
At last year’s Australian Open, Schwartzman lost in the fourth round to eventual winner Novak Djokovic.
September 29, 2020, 12:14 pm
Airborne Yom Kippur ritual for locked down Melbourne Jews
This year, with large gatherings off-limits because of the coronavirus pandemic, those who practice the ritual of kapparot have struggled with how to carry it out.
September 15, 2020, 6:30 am
Video shows packed service at Chabad’s HQ in Brooklyn on Saturday night
Livestream from the main synagogue showed the room filled with men packed closely together during the Selichot service, with many not wearing masks.
September 4, 2020, 1:01 pm
Drone drops hundreds of bags of marijuana over Tel Aviv
Israeli police arrested two men in their 30s who allegedly operated the drone and are accused of drug trafficking.
July 26, 2020, 11:13 am
UK rapper Wiley goes on antisemitic Twitter rant
On Saturday, Wiley’s manager John Woolf said there is “no place in society for antisemitism” and announced that his management company had cut ties with him.