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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
As every American knows, November is a month of thanksgiving. We celebrate, of course, the Thanksgiving holiday itself, but it’s not the only holiday in which we demonstrate gratitude. On Nov. 11, we also give thanks to our nation’s veterans. … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. more
PRAGUE (JTA) – Adolf Burger, a Holocaust survivor who was forced by the Nazis to counterfeit British banknotes during World War II, has died in Prague at 99, his family said. Burger, a … more
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (JTA) – Jewish protesters demonstrated outside a South African chain store to condemn Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement protests that they say have turned anti-Semitic. The South African Jewish Board of … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – A World War II soldier buried in a national cemetery in Wisconsin now has a Jewish star marking his grave, in place of the Christian cross it bore for almost 50 years. Rabbi Avrohom Richter, director of Chabad of Howard … more
JTA — Legislation that will make it easier for Holocaust survivors to press restitution claims is expected to pass in Romania’s parliament next week. Lawmakers said on April 26 that … more
JTA — The newly established Reform Jewish community of Shanghai, China, will receive its first Torah scroll from a sister congregation in Brazil. The donation of the scroll by ARI, Rio de Janeiro’s Progressive congregation, to the Kehilat … more
American wins International Adult Bible Contest in Jerusalem JTA – Yair Shahak of New York City was one of two winners of the International Adult Bible Contest in Jerusalem. Shahak, 28, … more
During the 1980s, the Jews of Ethiopia began leaving Africa for Israel in the thousands, and at present very few remain in Ethiopia. Their emigration to Israel has involved many challenges, including having to transition from village life to life in … more
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