Current Events

Jewish Telegraph Agency news feed

Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic who showcased Los Angeles neighborhoods, dies at 57

(JTA) — Jonathan Gold, a restaurant critic who said his goal in reviewing both taco stands and...

LGBT demonstrators block major Tel Aviv highway in nationwide strike to protest surrogacy law

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Protesters marched through Tel Aviv and blocked the main Ayalon highway as d...

Israel evacuates hundreds of civilian Syrian humanitarian volunteers and takes them to Jordan

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel rescued some 800 members of a Syrian humanitarian organization and th...

Killed Israeli soldier, first on Gaza border since 2014, identified as Aviv Levi, 21

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli soldier killed on the border with Gaza by sniper fire was identi...

Israel escalates Gaza strikes in response to sniper fire that killed soldier

(JTA) — In the heaviest fighting between the two sides since the 2014 war, Israel hit Hamas ta...

Why Israel detained a rabbi for performing a wedding — and why people are angry about it

(JTA) — As he waited to be interrogated by the Israel Police for conducting a non-Orthodox wed...

Mark Zuckerberg’s sister responds to his Holocaust comments

(JTA) — Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, weighed in on his c...

Comedian Orny Adams talks about his Jewish background (just not on stage)

(JTA) — Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life’s absurd ...

Hundreds in Georgia mourn Jewish soldier killed in Afghanistan

(JTA) — Hundreds of mourners filled a Savannah, Georgia, synagogue to remember a Jewish soldier k...

Tisha b’Av is just another day for over half of Israelis

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Tisha b’Av fast marking the destruction of the two Temples in Jeru...