Even most Jews are unaware that the key to the observance of Hanukkah isn’t lighting the candles, playing with dreidels (spinning tops), eating latkes (potato pancakes), or giving gifts (in an imitation of Christmas).
Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.
Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston.
Thousands of delegates attending a reform Judaism convention in Boston will be hearing from Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Jerusalem holds deep religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians, heightening the stakes for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (all times local): 8:55 a.m.
Pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, sitting on an “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” panel at New York City’s The New School, blamed the “Jewish media” for her controversial reputation.
A federal judge is set to sentence a Florida man convicted of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school center during Passover last year.
The vibrant and influential history of New England’s Jewish population is being celebrated this week.
A crowd of teens from an Orthodox Jewish school are protesting a former Nazi concentration camp guard who lives in New York City.
When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims.
New Jersey has sued a town over two recent ordinances that the state says illegally targeted the Jewish community from nearby New York.
A New York City rabbi has been sentenced to prison for stealing $5 million in funding intended for disabled preschoolers.
New Jersey is now investigating how a town adopted a rule limiting use of a public park to state residents that opponents say targets Jews from a nearby New York town.
Valerie Plame had to know what she was doing.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington, telling worshippers she believes being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups.
A music teacher and singer-songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child pornography charges.
During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind.
Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming evidence” presented at trial and strips the Jewish community in Newport of the historic site.