After 2-year delay, Shuly Rubin Schwartz inaugurated as JTS’ first woman chancellor

Rubin Schwartz is first woman to head Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary in its 136-year history Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-2-year-delay-shuly-rubin-schwartz-inaugurated-as-jts-first-woman-chancellor/ Read more »

Hospital staff attacked in northern Israel ahead of strike over mounting violence

Doctors to strike Thursday at hospitals, clinics to protest violence against medics; union calls for attacks on medical staff to be treated as severely as attacks on police Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/hospital-staff-attacked-in-northern-israel-ahead-of-strike-over-mounting-violence/ Read more »

Sacha Baron Cohen to helm ‘Chelm,’ an HBO cartoon about a shtetl of fools

Special to look at village popular in Jewish folklore as a land populated and governed entirely by idiots, who solve problems in a hilarious counterintuitive fashion Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/sacha-baron-cohen-to-helm-chelm-an-hbo-cartoon-about-the-shtetl-of-fools/ Read more »

US official: Israel ‘enthusiastic’ about Biden’s restoration of aid to Palestinians

USAID chief Samantha Power tells congressional panel that Israeli officials recognize that economic stability in West Bank and Gaza is critical after Trump cut aid Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-official-israel-enthusiastic-about-bidens-restoration-of-aid-to-palestinians/ Read more »

First Russian soldier charged with Ukraine war crimes pleads guilty

Soldier faces life in prison for shooting a 62-year-old man in the head just four days into the Russian invasion; officials planning hundreds more trials Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-russian-soldier-charged-with-ukraine-war-crimes-pleads-guilty/ Read more »

Israeli star chef Einat Admony cooks up a new gig: Standup comedy

The culinary queen credited with popularizing Israeli food in the US is revamping the Comedy Cellar’s Olive Tree Cafe — and dishing out some off-menu jokes onstage Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-star-chef-einat-admony-cooks-up-a-new-gig-standup-comedy/ Read more »

High Court slams state’s handling of construction at PM’s residences

Judges criticize construction without permits or permission by the state at Bennet’s private Ra’anana home and decry lack of progress in renovating official residence in Jerusalem Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/high-court-slams-states-handling-of-construction-at-pms-residences/ Read more »

Man who threatened Netanyahu and his son on Twitter sentenced to 13 months in jail

People ‘hiding behind a keyboard’ should ‘expect a harsh punishment and jail time,’ prosecution says Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/man-who-threatened-netanyahu-and-his-son-on-twitter-sentenced-to-13-months-in-jail/ Read more »

Rashida Tlaib introduces resolution for US to formally recognize Palestinian Nakba

Initiative, backed by ‘Squad’ of progressive lawmakers, unlikely to even receive a vote, but represents latest broadening of Israel debate in Democratic party Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/rashida-tlaib-introduces-resolution-for-us-to-formally-recognize-palestinian-nakba/ Read more »

Report: US threatens visa waiver plan over planned entry restrictions to West Bank

Israel has announced new entry curbs on foreigners seeking to visit region, including professors and students Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-us-threatens-visa-waiver-plan-over-planned-entry-restrictions-to-west-bank/ Read more »