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JTA – World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder praised outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for publicly admitting that there is an anti-Israel bias at the international … more
JTA — After a highly publicized search, a Jewish man with a deadly cancer has found a bone marrow donor. On Dec. 6, Adam Krief, a 31-year-old father of three living in Los Angeles, announced … more
I was hoping for a significant religious encounter in Uman, the central Ukrainian city that on Rosh Hashanah is inundated by thousands of Jewish men who journey to the tziyun hakadosh (holy grave … more
JTA – The home of a Jewish professor at Oberlin College was vandalized and a note reading “Gas Jew Die” was left at his front door. The professor has been identified by police as … more
JTA – The Jewish Museum and Chabad-Lubavitch in Berlin have received $2.15 million from a $1.75 billion pot intended for cultural institutions and projects in Berlin, it was announced the week … more
JTA – The rate of enlistment into the Israel Defense Forces has dropped by 3.5 percent over the past five years, army sources said. In 2016, the IDF saw the conscription of 72 percent of … more
JTA – Construction workers in the Netherlands discovered bodies at a former Jewish cemetery that were believed to have been relocated in their entirety decades ago. The 11 bodies, which were … more
JTA – A French municipality has honored the persecuted Jewish soldier Alfred Dreyfus with a statue and a Dutch town honored the Holocaust survivor and writer Jules Schelvis with a street … more
HAVANA – It took less than an hour to get here from Miami, but the flight catapulted me 58 years back. In fact, I felt a tie to something even deeper in the mists of time. I spent a day here … more
HAVANA – A friendly welcome, a sense of joy, an air of need. This is what my granddaughter and I encountered on a recent visit to the largest synagogue in Cuba’s Jewish community, which once numbered 15,000 or more. But when Fidel Castro’s Revolution triumphed in 1959 and began confiscating businesses, most Jews fled. Today there are only 1,200, nearly all in Havana, where the main congregation is housed in this building with an impressive white front. There is a soaring arch, a Star of David and doors emblazoned with symbols of the Tribes of Israel. more
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