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JTA – The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia received a $1 million donation from the family of shoe designer and entrepreneur Stuart Weitzman. The museum’s … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Jews were “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their … more
PARIS (JTA) – On the surface, at least, Europe has not changed much over the past 12 months.   In fact, when it comes to European politics, this year may appear mild in comparison to … more
JTA – Political turmoil, terror attacks and natural disasters around the world: 2017 had plenty of people feeling down, for good reason.   But there were also notable moments of … more
(JTA) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Israeli company SodaStream will begin operating in Argentina as a first step toward selling its products throughout Latin America. The sparkling … more
JTA – Poland’s government pledged $28 million to restore the Warsaw Jewish cemetery, making the preservation project one of the largest of its kind in European history. Deputy Prime … more
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The Polish government wants to create a Warsaw Ghetto museum in a hospital that had its patients and workers sent to the Treblinka death camp. “The creation of … more
MONTREAL (JTA) – The Canadian government backed off a decision to close the newly opened National Holocaust Memorial for the winter, apparently relenting to complaints from the Jewish … more
JTA – Authorities in Bologna, Italy, have announced the discovery of the site of the city’s medieval Jewish cemetery, which was destroyed in 1569. They said archeological excavations … more
NEW YORK (JTA) It’s always difficult to whittle down the list of influential Jews who died in a given year, but this year the task seemed to be especially tough. The number of Jews who left historic marks on their fields – and, more broadly, on Jewish culture – was remarkable. more
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