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...

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...
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Flying High: Druze Soldier With Disabilities Serves In IDF

On June 27, the most recent graduates of Israeli Air Force’s Flight Course were officially inducted into the IAF and received their wings. Among the new soldiers is Lieutenant...

Dr. Miriam Adelson Receives Honorary Doctorate in Israel

Dr. Miriam Adelson, the distinguished physician, scientist, and philanthropist who was awarded the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump, has now received an Honorary Doctoral Degree...

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...
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NFL star DeSean Jackson Under Fire for Antisemitic Quotes on His Instagram Story

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson posted anti-Semitic quotes on social media, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver removed them a day later and posted...

Revs. Sharpton, Jackson Discuss Race Relations with Rabbi Marc Schneier

NEW YORK – Following the tragic death of George Floyd and protests taking place around the country, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) President Rabbi...

Israeli Public Health Director Quits, Raps Swift Reopening of Economy

Israel’s public health director quit on Tuesday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases, saying it had reopened the economy too rapidly and had...

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