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January Mystery box from Israel provides a sweet lesson for Cohen School students What’s more exciting than getting a surprise package in the mail? Getting it from Israel! The Cohen School at Torat Yisrael participated in an interactive “What’s in the Box” Israeli program. Providence native Rabbi Elan Adler, who now lives in Israel, shopped for Israeli treats and trinkets to mail to the school children. Upon seeing the box the students determined from the Hebrew words that the box was from Israel. There was an extra surprise for the school – in addition to filling the box, Rabbi Adler donated the box and all its contents in memory of Wendy B. Adler, a Sunday School teacher, and his sister-in-law, who passed away in 1997. more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – George H.W. Bush was a man of uncommon decency. He also was a man of uncommon integrity.   I worked for him for over 10 years, while he was the vice president … more
JTA – Before he shot 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Robert Bowers blamed one Jewish organization: HIAS, an immigrant aid group that has been helping refugees since the … more
JTA – Earlier this year, our colleagues at the three leading Jewish newspapers in the United Kingdom published the same front-page headline and joint editorial voicing concern … more
JTA – The Paul E. Singer Foundation said it will give at least $1 million to help secure Jewish institutions around New York in response to the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The deadly shooting at a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh has underlined tensions in Israel over the haredi Orthodox rabbinic establishment's disenfranchisement of the … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – When Ron DeSantis, the Republican congressman running for governor of Florida, was asked in a debate to defend his record on race, he pivoted to his Democratic … more
JTA – A married couple from New York were killed when their small plane crashed near Boston. Dr. Michael Graver, 65, and Jodi Cohen, 52, of Long Island, were killed Saturday morning when … more
  JTA – For North American Jews, the Jewish year 5778 began with tensions between Israel and the Diaspora over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and ended with more tension over a … more
JTA – Holocaust experts want to meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the social network’s unwillingness to automatically remove anti-Semitic and Holocaust denial … more
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