Jewish World

Israel reimposes COVID-19 restrictions

Israel thought it had crushed COVID-19. Then cases surged.

By Sam Sokol

JERUSALEM (JTA) – It was just two months ago that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory over COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Ten weeks after recording its first cases, Israel had imposed a seri…

Annamie Paul wants to be the first Black Jewish leader of a Canadian party

By Ilana Belfer

TORONTO (JTA) – Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canada’s upcoming leadership race: She would be the first Black Jewish person to lead a federal or provincial party in the country.

That fact isn’t lost on her – it’s a big part of h…

Canadian Jewish Views: CIJA launches weekly video series

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Canadian Jewish Views is a new series of short weekly videos launched last month by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) that spotlights initiatives and the viewpoints of Jewish communities and individuals.

Hosted by Martin Sampson, CIJA’s Ottawa…

Antisemitism examined as a social virus in new PBS documentary

Film debuts tonight on PBS

By Laura Paull

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California) – Any person who follows the news knows that antisemitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so has our insight that this is a hatred with many faces, a many-headed monster fed by myths …

Five things to know as Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial gets underway

By Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) – After more than three years of investigation, charges in three cases and three national elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday for the start of his corruption trial.

Netanyahu was indicted more than a …