It’s almost that time of year again, for the Jewish Festival of lights to begin — a.k.a. the first day of Hanukkah. Tiffany Haddish has been making headlines all week after celebrating her Jewish heritage during a star-studded bat mitzvah ceremony in Los Angeles this week.   The actress and comedian recently discovered her Jewish […]

Federal authorities charged Juan Thompson, 31, with making bomb threats to at least eight Jewish sites, including community centers, schools and a Jewish history museum. Some of the threats were made under his name, while others were made under the name of his ex-girlfriend. The threats were allegedly apart of an effort to intimidate his […]


Black bus driver endured slurs at Brooklyn Jewish school, suit says — Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 2, 2015 A federal lawsuit alleges that a 56-year-old Black bus driver at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in New York City endured racial taunts such as “monkey” and “blackie” while on the job last year, according to Newsweek. […]

  A disturbed knife-wielding man stabbed a student in a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday before being shot by responding officers. Calvin Peters, 49, stabbed 22-year-old Israeli student Levi Rosenblatt in the neck as he was praying in the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters synagogue. An eyewitness heard the attacker yelling, “I will kill the Jew! I want to […]

The death toll from the 6.1 earthquake in Southern China has risen to 589. Over 80,000 homes were destroyed on Sunday, with 2,400 people injured in the small town of Ludian county. Rescue workers have headed to the town to help find remains of missing family members in the debris. With the intense damage, workers […]

In a tragic accident, a 21-year-old Italian man was crushed to death by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II. The incident occurred on Thursday, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. Bizarrely enough, the man, Marco Gusmini, had been living on […]