By ALAN SMASON
In an historic gathering of six separate Reform, Conservative and Orthodox congregations under one roof, Limmudfest New Orleans kicked off its first full days of activities in a Shabbat-observant fashion at Temple Sinai on Friday evening and continued through Saturday night.
Three separate worship tracks were maintained throughout Shabbat with a unified Reform worship service in the main sanctuary at Temple Sinai at which Touro Synagogue Rabbi Alexis Berk and Gates of Prayer Rabbi Robert Loewy joined Rabbi Ed Paul Cohn on the bimah. Rabbi Ethan Linden conducted a Conservative service in the Temple Sinai chapel, while …
Israeli troops unload, search Iranian ship
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli military forces completed unloading and inspecting the cargo of an Iranian ship captured in the Red Sea carrying weapons bound for Gaza.
The civilian vessel the Klos C arrived in the Eilat port on Saturday afternoon escorted by Israeli naval vessels. It was hiding medium-range missiles …
By BEN COHEN
(JNS.org) – Back in 2004, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused his regional rival Viktor Yushchenko, who was then the pro-western president of Ukraine, of having campaigned on the basis of “anti-Russian, Zionist” slogans. Putin’s invocation of the Z word led some observers to briefly fear that Russia was reviving the spirit of Soviet anti-Semitism dressed up as “anti-Zionism.” But a few hours later, Putin’s office clarified that what he’d meant to say was …
(JTA) — The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand.
On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
“The council …
(JTA) — Israeli tourists traveling on a Norwegian cruise ship were prevented from disembarking at a stop at the Port of Tunis.
The Israeli passengers were told quietly by staff aboard the Norwegian Jade that they were not welcome per the Tunisian government during the stop, B’nai Brith Canada said in a statement …
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man shot and killed after attacking an Israeli soldier at the Jordan border crossing was identified as a Jordanian judge.
Israeli troops fired at the man after he attempted to seize the soldier’s rifle in Monday’s incident, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The Palestinian was identified as Raed …