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Nadler Introduces Legislation to Keep Families Seated Together on Flights

HR 3334, The Families Flying Together Act of 2015, would require the US Department of Transportation to direct airlines to notify passengers traveling with minors if seats are not available together at the initial booking stage, and for each airline to establish a policy to ensure, to the extent practicable, that families are seated together during flights.

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6 Stabbed in Jerusalem ‘Gay Pride’ Parade by Ultra Orthodox Repeat Gay Stabber

Six people were stabbed during a gay pride parade held on Thursday in Jerusalem. Large police forces converged on Keren Hayesod Street, in the affluent neighborhood of Rehavia, in downtown Jerusalem, the marchers were ordered to return to Independence Park, where the parade had begun.

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Woody Allen: The Imperfectionist in Work and Life

In a life characterized by controversy in the past twenty years, Woody Allen wants his work to be his last word. Although he insists that being prolific isn’t everything (“James Joyce [did] just a couple of things, but they resonate way beyond anything I’ve ever done or could dream of...

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Upcoming ‘Manhattan’ Season Exploring Moral Quandaries on 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima

Although Jewish scientists had been instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb, they also became the most ardent voices in support of nuclear disarmament. Albert Einstein said, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

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How Do German Kids Feel when They Learn What their Country Did in the War?

Of the 28 answers posted so far, quite a few are retorts demanding to know how American kids feel about annihilating Native Americans and enslaving African Americans, and how British kids feel about destroying Indian culture, etc. There is even a smattering of mild neo-Nazi stuff. But quite a few German posters actually dare meet the challenge posed by the question, and answer honestly and without rancor.

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Tel Aviv Ranked Best Startup Ecosystem Outside the US

Compass, a provider of automated reporting and benchmarking software for 34,000 startups and tech companies around the globe, has issued its Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking report, and Tel Aviv, Israel, ranked the world’s number 1 startup ecosystem in Europe, and number 5 Worldwide.

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Two Youths Charged with Setting Fire to Church of Loaves and Fish

Yinon Reuveni, 20, of Ofakim, and Yehuda Asraf, 19, of Elad, were indicted Wednesday on charges of setting fire to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, a Roman Catholic church located at Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee.

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Amnesty International Says Israel Committed War Crimes in Effort to Free Soldier Kidnapped by Hamas

Amnesty International issued a report Wednesday saying there is "strong evidence" the IDF committed war crimes in Gaza in its attempt to release Lt Hadar Goldin, a soldier kidnapped by Hamas last summer, during the Gaza war.

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NBA Player Omri Casspi Says Adelson-Funded Israel Trip Not About Politics

While it might seem like a nice off-season vacation shared by Israel's first NBA player, Omri Casspi, forward for the Sacramento Kings, with his teammates, the funding for the Israel trip was generously provided by casino tycoon and Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson, and that has caused some to suspect political motives.

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Sex Worker Says Lena Dunham Should Try Prostitution

Sex workers may recognize that celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson are well-meaning in their opposition to Amnesty International's proposal to decriminalize prostitution, but one woman in the sex industry, who calls herself Jane, says until Dunham steps into her spiked heels and is paid for sex, she can't possibly know what she is talking about.

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Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Sue over Paparazzi Shots of Baby Wyatt

What Kunis and Kutcher found particularly invasive was that the pictures were used as a marketing strategy for clothing products. The Mail often gives readers such "hints" and shopping suggestions so they can attempt to copy a celebrity's style.

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Kosher Hotel to Open in Rio in Time for 2016 Olympics

The Best Western Eretz Copacabana will open its gates to Jewish travelers in the neighborhood of Copacabana in Rio de Janiero, Lubavitch.com reported. The Best Eretz will offer kosher accommodations for Jewish visitors, in time for next year’s Summer Olympics. Copacabana will be one of four Olympic Zones during the...

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Jon Stewart’s Long Goodbye: Daily Show Audience Q&A

After expressing dismay at Jon Stewart's announcement that he will be leaving the "Daily Show" after over 16 years, his fans have a few questions for America's favorite satirist. And so Jon Stewart opened the floor, or rather, the studio, to questions from the audience before the show this week.

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More than 20,000 French Jews Arrived in Israel in Five Years – 200 this Morning

The wave of French immigration to Israel continues: more than 200 French Jews, half of them children, arrived in Israel Tuesday morning, aboard a special Aliyah flight organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption.

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Surrogacy in Israel Boosting Budgets Across Class and Economic Lines

Since surrogacy became legal in Israel, in the mid-90s, hundreds of women have enlisted, for a fee, to help childless couples bring new life into the world. But in recent years, the profile of these women has been changing, as more and more middle-class women take on paid pregnancy, to improve their quality of life.

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American Black Holocaust Museum Depicts Parallel Histories of Slavery and the Shoah

With the rise of racial tensions, evidenced by the shooting of nine congregants at an historically black church earlier this summer, the debate over whether the Confederate flag should be displayed, and fresh charges of police brutality against African Americans, the American Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM), with its online presence,...

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UPDATE: Teva Buys Allergan for $40.5

Teva has been fighting hard to take over the Dutch company Mylan, but it is now considering buying part of Allergan instead. Meanwhile, Allergan, producer of Botox, is reorganizing its business with the purchase of Naurex, which makes treatments for depression.

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Green Laser from Judea and Samaria Directed at El Al Flight

Flight LY81 Departing from Ben Gurion Airport Sunday night was targeted with green laser, according to a passenger who contacted JNi.media. The passenger, who lives in Samaria, identified the laser beam as coming from the village of Beit Ur al-Tachta, some 15 miles from the airport.

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