Study: Most Americans Don’t Know Number of Jews Killed in Holocaust

Less than half of Americans, some 45 percent,  know that 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust, while 29 percent weren’t sure or had no answer, according to a...

Amar’e Stoudemire Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire has signed to play with the defending Israeli basketball champions Maccabi Tel Aviv, stirring calls of traitor from fans of his former Israeli squad...

Dutch Resistance Hero Wants Recognition for Fellow Jewish Fighters

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Shortly after her capture by the Nazis in 1944, Dutch resistance fighter Selma van de Perre was transferred from a regular prison to the worst...

Netanyahu Welcomes World Leaders to World Holocaust Forum

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday greeted the 46 world leaders arriving in the Jewish state for this week’s World Holocaust Forum. The leaders include numerous heads of state...

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Barbaric Resurgence’ of Antisemitsm

(JTA) – A week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Pope Francis renewed his condemnation of antisemitism, decrying its “barbaric resurgence.” Francis was addressing a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center that met...

World Leaders in Jerusalem for 5th World Holocaust Forum

JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum are hosting the 5th World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Thursday. This year’s event, titled,...

Son of N.C. Judge Pleads Guilty to Threatening Local Synagogue

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The son of a North Carolina Court of Appeals judge pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for threatening a local synagogue. William Warden, 21, son of Judge Lucy...

Jewish Groups Pay Tribute to Late Civil Rights Leader

As Americans marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, U.S. Jewish groups paid tribute to the late iconic civil rights leader. “In a time of growing hate and intolerance,...

Mnuchin to Lead U.S. Delegation to Auschwitz for 75th Anniversary

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the U.S. delegation to Poland for the ceremonies surrounding the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The events on...
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By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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