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American wins International Adult Bible Contest in Jerusalem JTA – Yair Shahak of New York City was one of two winners of the International Adult Bible Contest in Jerusalem. Shahak, 28, … more
During the 1980s, the Jews of Ethiopia began leaving Africa for Israel in the thousands, and at present very few remain in Ethiopia. Their emigration to Israel has involved many challenges, including having to transition from village life to life in … 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
BOSTON (JTA) – An Israeli-founded water purification company has teamed up with Boston-based Harpoon Brewery to channel the once-famously polluted Charles River into a new beer. Desalitech, which started in Israel seven years ago and then … more
MAFRAQ, Jordan (JTA) – The purple plastic sacks fill two rooms in the otherwise sparsely furnished headquarters of a Jordanian NGO (non-governmental organization), awaiting distribution to Syrian refugees already lined up on the sidewalk. more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A fourth performance was added in Israel for comedian Jerry Seinfeld after three others sold out. It is the first time that Seinfeld will perform his stand-up routine in Israel. Seinfeld will present two shows on Dec. 19 … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Thousands of Israelis turned out to see the American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu perform in Jerusalem. “Jerusalem, I’m home,” Matisyahu said during his concert Oct. 10 at Sultan’s Pool, outside the Old City. … more
JTA – Construction workers in the Netherlands discovered bodies at a former Jewish cemetery that were believed to have been relocated in their entirety decades ago. The 11 bodies, which were … more
New York (JTA) –Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations. The Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem released a statement saying that during the German occupation of Italy beginning … more
Religious Zionism and the kibbutz movement, Israeli author and think-tanker Yossi Klein Halevi recently told me, are “the two messianic streams within Zionism that wanted more than just a safe refuge for the Jewish people.” In his estimation, … more
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