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JTA – Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, fell on April 23. In honor of the Jewish state’s 67th birthday, we present, in no particular order, 10 little-known aspects of its history. 1. El Al used to fly to Tehran. Iran … more – Pope Francis met with a delegation of leading European rabbis at the Vatican April 20 to discuss Jewish-Christian relations and the ongoing surge of European anti-Semitism. The delegation was from the Conference of European Rabbis, … more
JTA – Three foundations have partnered for an initiative to promote global Jewish volunteering and service. The launch of OLAM was announced March 24. The Alliance for Global Good, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the … more
JTA – Instituting measures to deal with hate crimes on social media and a government fund to protect synagogues are among 35 recommendations offered by a British parliamentary inquiry into rising anti-Semitism. Britain must take immediate … more
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Damian Pachter, the Argentine-Israeli journalist who was the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, said he feels safe now that he has arrived in Israel. Pachter, a writer for the Buenos Aires … 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
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
KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) – What kept you alive? Did your non-Jewish friends reject you? Could you ever forgive? Those were some of the questions posed by Jewish young adults to Holocaust survivor Marcel Tuchman on Jan. 26 at the Galicia Jewish … more
PARIS (JTA) – The kosher supermarket was chosen deliberately. Men, women and children were shopping and preparing for Shabbat. Only two days before the attack, terrorists had left 10 of the best-known satirical journalists and cartoonists dead at … more
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