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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
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
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
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
LONDON – Think Jewish, and eat well. That’s my spin on visiting this magnificent city. Of course, embrace the essence of British Parliament. Churchill’s Underground War Rooms. Buckingham Palace. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Is there anything more British than strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or tea in fine china at the Fortnum & Mason food emporium? Quaff an ale at a pub. And don’t forget fish and chips. Still, if you’re Jewish, there are additional dimensions: more
JTA – An ancient Jewish site located just 30 miles from Islamic State-controlled Mosul is at risk of collapsing, a representative of Kurdish Jewry says. Sherzan Omer, Kurdish Jewry’s … more
JTA – Two of Israel’s most renowned authors and an Argentine first-time novelist are among six finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. David Grossman’s … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – A 57-year-old woman dubbed “the wandering Israeli” by Peruvian media left Lima’s international airport after living in the arrivals area for 19 days and … 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 – Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 after rising by more than one-third in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation … more
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