Israel to close Gaza, West Bank crossings during Jewish holiday

Crossings into the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Sunday night, when Jewish New Year festivities begin, according to an Israeli army statement.

World's oldest man plans to mark birthday in Israel with bar mitzvah

The world's oldest man, who turned 113th on Thursday, plans to mark his birthday by celebrating his bar mitzvah in the Israeli city of Haifa about a century later than most people, his daughter...

Jewish community in Marseille cautions against wearing yarmulkes

The Jewish community in the southern French city of Marseille on Tuesday has advised its members against wearing yarmulkes in reaction to a recent attack on a Jewish teacher.

Marking of Hanukkah begins in Zagreb by kindling of lights

Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd Century BCE.