Jewish Groups Provide Donations to Victims of New Zealand Mosque Attacks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The American Jewish Committee has partnered with the New Zealand Jewish Council to provide financial support for the victims of attacks on two mosques in...

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habitat could come from Hebrew, according to an independent Israeli linguistics researcher who has written a number of unpublished...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...
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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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