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JTA – The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has pledged $52 million to provide food and medicine to elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union through the American Jewish … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Uruguay opened a $20 million video surveillance monitoring center near the tourism capital of Punta del Este with major support from Israeli technology. Those on hand … more
When I was a little girl growing up in Providence, my bubbe told me stories about her mother leaving Russia in 1905 and finding a better life in America. Throughout my bubbe’s life, … more
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
TEL AVIV (JTA) – A man was trampled. A raucous protest broke out, restrained only by police. The Western Wall’s mechitza – a partition between men and women considered sacrosanct – was breached by those who ostensibly care … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the … 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
My husband Ira and I very much enjoyed our recent trip to Spain. It’s amazing how three religions – Judaism, Islam and Christianity – overlap in this nation. A building may have … 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
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