The Women’s Philanthropy, part of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, have had a busy November. They planned and spearheaded not one, but two mitzvot (good deeds), or in this case, socially minded philanthropic events – the Thanksgiving Mitzvah and the MakeAHome Mitzvah – just days apart. 

(JNS) Actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen was honored Dec. 2 alongside his father by the Workmen’s Circle, an organization dedicated to promoting Jewish identity based on social justice and the Yiddish language.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Bolivia will renew diplomatic ties with Israel a decade after it broke off relations over Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

The Men’s Club of Northern Hills Synagogue will continue its own many-year tradition and a tradition of American Jewish life by preparing a kosher Chinese dinner for the congregation and the community on Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, beginning at 6 p.m.


Before a crowd of nearly 200, Mark Oppenheimer co-host of Unorthodox “The World’s Leading Jewish Podcast” claimed The American Israelite as the Best Jewish Newspaper. The podcast was taped on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center. It was a lively way to begin the Cincinnat…

(JNS) Pieces of Jewish gravestones used for street-paving in Prague’s pedestrian areas will be returned to the Old Jewish Cemetery in the Czech Republic’s capital as a result of an agreement between Prague City Hall and the Jewish community, BBC News reported.

(JNS) Likud Knesset member Gideon Sa’ar formally appealed to Likud Central Committee chairman MK Chaim Katz on Sunday to initiate a party primary in the event of a third round of elections. Doing so would be “for the good of the movement and the state,” he said in his appeal.


(JNS) Jews from around the world made a pilgrimage to the city of Hebron in Judea and Samaria over the weekend to pay homage to the Jewish biblical matriarch Sarah, whose death led to the purchase by her husband Abraham of a burial plot in Hebron, a transaction recounted in last week’s Torah…

(JNS) Israel completed its fourth international air exercise in southern Israel, Blue Flag 2019, earlier this month—a drill that planners have described as being the most advanced of its kind to date.

(JNS) Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat suggested a plan to hold elections for a Likud Party “deputy leader,” who would automatically assume the “most senior post in the government or the Knesset after the chairman of the party” and take over the premiership should the prime min…

(JNS) An anti-Israel group at York University in Toronto, Canada, disrupted a evening event on Nov. 20 organized by Jewish students that featured talks by reservists from the Israel Defense Forces, who came to speak about their experiences in the army and offer information about Israel.

(JNS) The Vatican said on Nov. 21 that the announcement on Monday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States would no longer view Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria as illegal under international law puts at risk the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

(JNS) At the U.N. Security Council’s monthly Mideast meeting on Nov. 20, the council’s 14 other members strongly condemned the U.S. administration’s announcement on Monday that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international law.