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JTA – A Nazi-looted painting by the Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani is being sequestered in Geneva after its ownership was revealed in the Panama Papers. The ownership of the 1918 painting … more
SAINT-DENIS, France (JTA) – After three firebombs hit the synagogue in this poor and heavily Muslim suburb of Paris, municipal authorities advised the local Jewish community to lower its … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Three Israeli companies won an international competition to build a pilot smart city in Brazil to house 20,000 residents of low socioeconomic status. The startups won … more
ANATEVKA, Ukraine (JTA) – At the age of 53, Sergey and Elena Yarelchenko fled their native city of Lugansk with three suitcases and moved into a wooden room in a muddy refugee camp outside … more
JTA – Growing up, trips to stay with my Jewish family in Brussels were a taste of freedom. In my native Israel, waves of Palestinian terrorist attacks kept me under constant maternal … more
JTA – A Brazilian publisher canceled the release of a new printing of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” after strong pressure from the Jewish community and scholars. Edipro reportedly decided on Jan. 14 to call off a first printing run of 1,000 … more
JTA – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern India, inflicting damage on the infrastructure of the Jewish community of Churachandpur. The nonprofit Shavei Israel reported in a statement Jan. 4 that the homes and property of the Bnei … more
JTA – The Anne Frank House had a record number of visitors for the sixth consecutive year. In 2015, some 1,268,095 people visited the Anne Frank House, located at the site in Amsterdam where the young diarist hid from the Nazis with her … more
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – A record number of more than 1.72 million visitors came to the Auschwitz memorial in 2015. The new mark breaks the standard of 1.534 million visitors set last year, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – The United Nations will, for the first time, recognize Yom Kippur as an official holiday. Starting in 2016, no official meetings will take place on the Jewish day of atonement at the international body’s New York … more
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