Jewish Businessman Becomes Tunisia’s Tourism Minister

(JTA) — Tunisia has appointed a Jewish businessman as its tourism minister. Rene Trabelsi was named to the post by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Monday as part of a...

Miami Heat Forward Honors Jewish Teen Who Fell to His Death

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Miami Heat basketball player honored a Florida Jewish teen who fell nine stories to his death. Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow on Thursday wrote “RIP...

Wedding Blessings

Machon Sarah TAG high-school girls, participating in the Zichron Henya Chesed Program, recently volunteered to waitress a wedding. They had previously set up the engagement party for this couple,...

EU Gives Nearly $1 Million to Map Jewish Cemeteries

(JTA) — The European Union has awarded close to $1 million to a project that aims to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in the continent’s east. The European Jewish...

Families of Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Visit Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Members of seven families of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia came to Israel to celebrate Israeli Space Week at the behest of...

Genetic Study Finds Widespread Sephardic Ancestry in Latin America

(JTA) — In a genetic study of 6,589 people from five Latin American countries, about a quarter displayed traces of what may be Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Geneticist Juan-Camilo Chacón-Duque and...

Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Re-Certification

The bread is back. After removing kosher certification from many of its items in 2017, Bimbo Bakeries USA will once again be selling kosher products. “After hearing from our loyal kosher...

Jerusalem Leads World Cities in Tourism Growth for 2018

Jerusalem is poised to become the world’s leading city in tourism growth, according to a new report by leading market research firm Euromonitor. According to the report, the number of...

Israel Grants Amare Stoudemire Residency Rights

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Interior Ministry granted former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire residency rights, another step toward citizenship. “In the near future, the possibility of granting the player...

Ancient Seal of Jewish King’s Officer Discovered in City of David in Jerusalem

The Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University discovered a 2,600 year old ancient  bulla seal impression bearing the inscription “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King”  in the...
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