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The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Affinity group is excited to announce its next speaker, the Honorable Rachel (Ruchie) Freier, speaking at the OU’s New York Headquarters (11 Broadway, 14th floor) on Wednesday, June 28th. Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State, and the...
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eliot Engel has become the first U.S. congressman to be featured on a postage stamp in Kosovo. Engel, a New York Democrat, may be the first Jewish member of Congress on a stamp, period. Bella Abzug helped inspire a 1999 stamp celebrating the women’s rights movement, but the...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2016. (Bob Jacob/Cleveland Jewish News) JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Genesis Prize Foundation awarded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg its first lifetime achievement award. The foundation, which sponsors the annual $1...
Jared Polis is already on to the next thing. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has looked at his resume. By the age of 25, he had founded three companies, which would shortly make him a multimillionaire. He then turned his focus to education, establishing two charter school systems to...
Jared Kushner visited the family of an Israel border policewoman stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist following his arrival in Israel. Kusher, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump as well as the president’s Jewish son-in-law, arrived in Israel on Wednesday to lead the Trump administration’s push for restarted...
CORRECTION: Though media outlets (including JTA) widely reported that Lara Trump  is Jewish, she is in fact not a Jew, a White House Press Office representative confirmed to JTA on Tuesday. The representative declined to give her name. Following a Monday announcement by the couple that they were expecting a baby boy, it...
The leadership of J Street, the liberal American Jewish Middle East policy group, met with David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel who before his nomination had derided the group as worse than Nazi collaborators. “We appreciate the willingness of Ambassador Friedman to meet members of Congress under the auspices...
Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses  Orthodox Jewish thought on Halacha, Hashkafa, and the social issues of our time. In his latest post Maryles discusses the ins and outs...
Many liberals are trying to embrace Islam so much that they allowed a Muslim woman who supports Sharia Law to lead a woman’s protest. Woman’s protest leader Linda Sarsour and thinks women in Saudi Arabia have it better than in America and has said that she wishes ex-Muslims like Ayaan...
Dressed up in the right outfit and with her makeup done a certain way, Mira Tzur says she gets stopped on the street by people who mistake her for Melania Trump. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C_f1US_HmM] It’s easy to see why. Although their facial features are distinct, the two women share the same shiny brown hair,...
President Donald Trump's special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt,  received a blessing from Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva. What a special way to end an important trip: blessing and insight of Rav Edlestein of Ponevezh, a father of the Israeli yeshiva world. pic.twitter.com/XEZBTy17P3 — Jason D....
Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law and adviser of President Donald Trump, has recently become the target of an “explosive” online campaign of anti-Semitism, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said in a report Monday. According to the ADL, the campaign of anti-Semitism “has been driven by white supremacists and anti-Semites and has...
President Trump has appointed Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams as U.S. Surgeon General after asking for the resignation of former President Barack Obama’s appointee, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy stands up as he is acknowledged by Barack Obama Sylvia Trent-Adams, who was Deputy Surgeon General under Dr....
(JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will open an embassy in Rwanda for the first time. Netanyahu said he apprised Rwandan President Paul Kagame of the decision at a meeting Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. The opening of the embassy “is part of the expansion of Israel’s presence in Africa...
Delegation of 25 American officials are set to arrive in Israel today to lay the groundwork ahead of next month's visit to Israel by US President Donald Trump, who is expected to kick-start peace initiatives, and possibly address the Knesset.   Ynet News Reports:  A delegation of 25 American officials is set...


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