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JERUSALEM (JTA) – A fourth performance was added in Israel for comedian Jerry Seinfeld after three others sold out. It is the first time that Seinfeld will perform his stand-up routine in Israel. Seinfeld will present two shows on Dec. 19 … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Thousands of Israelis turned out to see the American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu perform in Jerusalem. “Jerusalem, I’m home,” Matisyahu said during his concert Oct. 10 at Sultan’s Pool, outside the Old City. … 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
New York (JTA) –Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations. The Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem released a statement saying that during the German occupation of Italy beginning … more
JTA – Anatoly Altman, a Ukrainian Jew who tried to hijack a plane to escape the former Soviet Union, has died. Born in what today is Ukraine, Altman was a member of “Operation … more
Religious Zionism and the kibbutz movement, Israeli author and think-tanker Yossi Klein Halevi recently told me, are “the two messianic streams within Zionism that wanted more than just a safe refuge for the Jewish people.” In his estimation, … more
JTA – A 20-year-old American-Israeli man convicted of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States and five other countries, as well … more
PRAGUE (JTA) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic rose by more than 200 percent last year, according to an annual report on anti-Semitism. Prague’s Jewish community released the report May 4. In 2014, 46 such … more
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Carlos Rosenkrantz, a Buenos Aires attorney, law professor, and a former presidential adviser, will be the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court of … more
  TEL AVIV (JTA) – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Israeli sage who founded the Sephardic Orthodox Shas political party and exercised major influence on Jewish law, died Oct. 7. Ovadia Yosef was born Abdullah Yosef in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, … more
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