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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
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hezbollah is building tunnels “with direct support and funding from Iran” in an effort to capture northern Israel’s Galilee region, Prime Minister … more
In late August and early September, Betsalel Laurent Elouna, founder and leader of Beith Bnei Yeshouroun synagogue in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, visited Providence, staying for a week at the home of Rabbi Wayne and Anne Franklin. more
JTA – For North American Jews, the Jewish year 5778 began with tensions between Israel and the Diaspora over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and ended with more tension over a … 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
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