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...

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...

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...

104-Year-Old Matriarch Celebrates Birthday At Kotel With 400 Descendants

A 104 year-old Holocaust survivor went viral on the internet Thursday when a photo was publicized showing her and her 400 descendants gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. According...

Israel Puts a Special Spin on Cycling as Giro d’Italia Begins Friday

Israel enters uncharted territory on Friday when it begins hosting the three opening stages of the Giro d’Italia, the biggest international sporting event to be held in the country. The Giro,...

How Many Final Four Coaches Have Coached Maccabiah?

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — Bruce Pearl has won plenty of accolades and championships in a basketball coaching career spanning nearly three decades, including guiding the U.S. men’s team to...

Spring Is Here And Baseball Is In The Air

By Ariella Stone I just finished reading a most unusual and groundbreaking novel titled The Season of Pepsi Meyers. As an avid fan of our national pastime, as well as...

Toronto Jewish Community Becomes First Pilot City With $1 Million In ‘Shalom Corps’

Towards the end of May, Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United, a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, met with the leadership of...

Symphony Of A Simcha: Aaron Teitelbaum Orchestrates Musical Magic

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Aaron Teitelbaum has raised the bar in simcha music. As the leader of Aaron Teitelbaum Orchestra and Productions, the orchestra of choice of clients who appreciate...

Mother’s Day flowers from Jewish Women International raise spirits, awareness

By Debra Rubin/JNS.org Click photo to download. Caption: The card for the 2013 Jewish Women International Mother's Day Flower Project. Credit: Jewish Women International. As the director of a shelter for...
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Germany to Donate $66 Million to Auschwitz Museum

BY TOBY AXELROD BERLIN (JTA) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, making her first visit to Auschwitz, pledged an added 60 million euros — or $66 million...

NY AG Confronts Discrimination Against Hasidim in Orange County

A town in the Hudson Valley has been accused by Letitia James — the state of New York’s attorney general — of engaging in...

Einsatzkommando Interpreter Has Canadian Citizenship Revoked

BY DAVID LAZARUS MONTREAL (JTA) — The Supreme Court of Canada court declined to hear the appeal of a former Nazi who is facing deportation after...

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