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JTA – In advance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation said it has nearly reached its approximately $156 million campaign goal. The total of $140 million includes $9 million in newly … more
ATHENS, Greece (JTA) – Panos Kammenos, a right-wing politician who said Jews don’t pay taxes, was appointed the defense minister of Greece.Kammenos, who heads the ultranationalist Independent Greeks, was appointed to the post in the new … more
Best known as a popular radio host on Sirius XM’s Symphony Hall channel, Martin Goldsmith has a deeper and darker tie to music. As the son of the famed German musical couple of flutist Gunther Goldschmidt and violinist Rosemarie Gumpert … more
KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) – What kept you alive? Did your non-Jewish friends reject you? Could you ever forgive? Those were some of the questions posed by Jewish young adults to Holocaust survivor Marcel Tuchman on Jan. 26 at the Galicia Jewish … more
PARIS (JTA) – The kosher supermarket was chosen deliberately. Men, women and children were shopping and preparing for Shabbat. Only two days before the attack, terrorists had left 10 of the best-known satirical journalists and cartoonists dead at … more
JTA – Christian and Jewish Zionists in Brazil are marketing Israeli products targeted for boycott. Titled “Support 729 – I endorse,” the project was launched in December in Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, at an event attended by at … more
JTA – Stephen Hazan Arnoff was named the new chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Center Association. Arnoff succeeds Alan Finkelstein, who announced last year he would retire from the position after more than two decades. Arnoff … more
In addition to his lasting contributions to science and government, Benjamin Franklin succeeded in influencing Jewish thought and practice, a feat he accomplished posthumously, through his famous “Autobiography,” which found its way into Eastern … more
PARIS (JTA) — Standing for hours behind that yellow police line Friday, many of us could feel our patience running out as we waited idly near the Porte de Vincennes metro station for news from the hostage situation that was going on just 100 yards … more
LUGANSK, Ukraine (JTA) – In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits. Not moving too much helps keep the warmth under their thick coats, they say, a … more
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