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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
JTA – Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the strategically critical peninsula that dangles from Ukraine into the Black Sea, has drawn international condemnation. But for the leader of the All-Ukrainian Organization of Crimean Karaites – a … more
JNS – Pope Francis anticipated trip to Israel in May will go on as scheduled despite worries over the effect of the Israeli Foreign Ministry strike. In a statement, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the release of the schedule is … more
As reported six months ago in the Jewish Voice (“Visit to Rhode Island an eye-opening experience for leaders of Nigeria’s Gihon Synagogue,” Oct. 11, 2013), this past September, two members of the Igbo Jewish community of Abuja, Elder Ovadia … more
JTA – News that Spain is proposing to offer citizenship to the descendants of Jews expelled in the 15th and 16th centuries spread like wildfire in Israel. Within hours of the Spanish government’s announcement last month, the Israeli website … more
JTA – A publisher from Berlin is preparing to launch the first German-language children’s edition of the Torah since 1964. The first volume of “Tell your Children-The Torah in Five Volumes” is scheduled to be offered for sale next … more
JTA – A bill celebrating immigration to Israel, or aliyah, was submitted to the Knesset. Yom HaAliyah, or Aliyah Day, would be marked on the 10th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, five days before Passover. The national holiday would … more
JTA – Employees of the Foreign Ministry in Israel declared a general strike, shutting down the country’s 103 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions around the world. The strike, which is open ended, was called on Sunday, March 23 … more
JTA  –  Former President Jimmy Carter said his group of former i nternational leaders would not endorse a boycott of Israel but encouraged nations to make clear which Israeli products originated in West Bank settlements. “We decided not to … more
JTA – A documentary about the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor won an Oscar one week after she died. Alice Herz-Sommer, who died in London on Feb. 23 at the age of 110, was the subject of “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” … more
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