Astronaut Jessica Meir Tweets Hanukkah Message From Space

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir tweeted a Hanukkah greeting that included a photo of her holiday-themed socks with earth seen through the window in the background. “Happy Hanukkah...

Thousands of Brazilians Join Koolulam for YouTube Performance

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN SAO PAULO (JTA) – Thousands of Brazilians, Jews and non-Jews, joined a popular Israeli musicale held for the first time in Latin America. Some 3,000 people gathered Sunday...

Muslim Woman Deflects Antisemitic Tirade in London Underground

(JTA) — A Muslim woman wearing a hijab confronted a man on an Underground train in London who was verbally attacking a man and his sons, who were wearing...

Astronaut Jessica Meir Posts Photos of Israel She Took From Space

(JTA) — Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posted photos of Israel that she took from space. “My father’s globe spanning journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, to Europe, and...

Season of Twinning Brings Muslims, Jews Together

  As the first anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting approaches, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) and the Muslim World League announced a historic partnership for an innovative Season...

Meir, Koch Complete First All-Female Space Walk

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Two NASA astronauts, one with Jewish roots, embarked Friday on the first all-female space walk. Jessica Meir, the daughter of a Swedish mother and an Iraqi-Israeli father,...

September Tourism to Israel Up by 44 Percent Over Last Year

As many as 405,000 tourists visited Israel in September — a 44 percent jump from last year, according to the Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics in a report published...
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Cousins Separated in Holocaust Reunited After 75 Years

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Holocaust survivors who were separated as children reunited in Israel after 75 years. Morris Sana, 87, and his cousin and friend Simon Mairowitz, 85, were...

Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Makes a Match

(JTA) — It’s life imitating art over at New York City’s off-Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish. Stephanie Lynne Mason and Drew Seigla, who play the young...

Chabad Opens its First Center in Rwanda

(JTA) — Chabad has opened its first center in Rwanda, which becomes the African nation’s first synagogue served by a permanent rabbi. Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella, and their...
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By Rochelle Miller The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is in a race against time to collect and preserve the evidence of...

Jewish News Wins 18-Month Legal Battle Against Polish Nationalist Group

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A London-based Jewish newspaper did not have to use the term “German Nazis” an appeals court in Warsaw ruled,...

House of Rothschild & Royal Wine Celebrate 30 Years

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