• Israeli spacecraft crashes in moon landing attempt

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed while attempting to land on the surface of the moon.

    “If at first you don’t succeed, try again,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said from SpaceIL’s control room in Yehud, in central Israel, on Thursday. He vowed that Israel would attempt the moon landing again in the future.

    The spacecraft lost power in its main engine after sending a selfie from 22 kilometers (nearly 14 miles) above the surface of the moon, then went into a free fall toward the surface. The main engine reignited several kilometers above the surface before losing communication...
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  • Netanyahu wins narrow victory in Israel’s election

    By BEN SALES

    (JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister as right-wing parties have maintained their majority in nationwide elections on Tuesday.

    With more than 95 percent of the vote counted, Netanyahu’s Likud party and the opposition Blue and White party are...
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    JCRS honors Betty Kohn with Roots of Fashion

    By ALAN SMASON

    At 95 years young, Betty Kohn was ready last Saturday, March 31, for a night of revelry and a nod to haute couture as the Jewish Children’s’ Regional Service (JCRS) presented its biggest fundraising gala on record, the Jewish Roots of Fashion.

    Dillard’s provided much in the way...
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Current News

Pete Buttigieg keeps calling Mike Pence a ‘Pharisee.’ Here’s why that angers Jews.

(JTA) — Pete Buttigieg has a word he likes to use to describe Vice President Mike Pence: “Pharisee.”

Jewish scholars would like him to stop doing that.

Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, running a dark horse campaign...
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Rivlin process to form Israeli government will be transparent

(TPS) — Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on Monday will begin consultations with the political parties that were elected in last week’s elections to the Knesset.

Once Rivlin receives the official results of the elections from Judge Hanan Melcer, the chairman...
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National WW2 Museum offering Warsaw study

Warsaw Academy, a three-week study-abroad opportunity for college students, is one of the newest educational travel offerings from The National WWII Museum. This unique and interactive program brings students face-to-face with the reality of the Jewish ghettos, the Holocaust, and the...
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Breaking News

Settlers reportedly attack property and residents of Palestinian village in West Bank

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Over 50 Israeli settlers reportedly entered a Palestinian village in the West Bank, where they vandalized property and threw stones at residents.

The Israelis came from the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, the human rights NGO...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Assange’s anti-Semitism revisited

By BEN COHEN

 When the fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London seven years ago, “Brexit” was an unknown word, Donald Trump was still hosting “The Apprentice,” and the Iran nuclear...
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