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(JTA) — Scarlett Johansson addressed criticism from the Oxfam aid organization over her role as spokeswoman for SodaStream, which operates a factory in the West Bank. “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A monument to gays persecuted by the Nazis was dedicated in Tel Aviv. The monument, the first of its kind in Israel, was constructed in Meir Park, near the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Association Center. The monument is … more
1928 — Born Ariel Sheinerman in Kfar Malal, near Tel Aviv. 1942-48 — Member of the Haganah, the pre-state Jewish fighting force. 1948 — Wounded while serving as an infantry commander in Israel’s War of Independence. 1952-53 — … more
1928 — Born Ariel Sheinerman in Kfar Malal, near Tel Aviv. 1942-48 — Member of the Haganah, the pre-state Jewish fighting force. 1948 — Wounded while serving as an infantry commander in Israel’s War of Independence. 1952-53 — … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – The (recent) disclosure that American intelligence spied on former Israeli prime ministers has given new momentum to the effort to secure a pardon for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Authors Yossi Klein Halevi, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ari Shavit were among the winners of the 2013 National Jewish Book Awards. more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena. “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling an interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program a “historic mistake,” said Israel “has the right and the obligation to defend itself by itself against any threat.” more
Just a few weeks ago, 22 LGBTQ Jews from around the world, current and future community leaders, joined A Wider Bridge on our third annual LGBTQ journey to Israel, and these were among the many powerful words participants used to describe the … more
JERUSALEM, Israel – This year I was fortunate to make a second pilgrimage to Israel in order to celebrate the annualSigd holiday of Ethiopian Jewry and to study with several qessotch, the priests who are its traditional spiritual leaders. more
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