Doctors From Africa Run With Orthodox Children In Marathon

Among the many groups and teams who ran the Jerusalem Marathon last Friday, there was one team that attracted unusual attention: A team of Orthodox kids and adults led...

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...

Lone Soldiers Get a Helping Hand on Annual ‘Personal Errands Day’

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) hosted its sixth annual “Yom Siddurim,” or “personal errands day,” for lone soldiers last week. The day, organized with the Israel...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Israeli Thinks Hebrew May Be Basis for Words in Western Languages

English and European words such as alphabet, earth, loco and habitat could come from Hebrew, according to an independent Israeli linguistics researcher who has written a number of unpublished...

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...

Rambo (the Dog) Lauded By Israel’s President

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rambo the dog visited the president of Israel, who honored him for his role in capturing a Palestinian terrorist. Rambo, a 5-year-old Belgian Shepherd mix, was injured...
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‘Anne Frank: The Collected Works’ to Be Published in US

“Anne Frank: The Collected Works,” which consists of three versions of her famous diary and several letters she wrote to her paternal grandmother before...

Jewish Scholars Support Berlin Museum Director Who Resigned Under Pressure

(JTA) — A group of 45 academic Talmud scholars has signed a letter in support of Peter Schafer, the former director of the Berlin...

Names, Not Numbers© at HANC Middle School

  On Thursday, June 13, HANC Middle School held its Names, Not Numbers© program. Names, Not Numbers is a copyrighted oral history film project and...

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