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JTA – A U.S. court has cleared the way for descendants of Jewish art collectors to sue Germany in the United States over objects allegedly obtained from their ancestors under duress during the … more
JTA – Stephen Hazan Arnoff was named the new chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Center Association. Arnoff succeeds Alan Finkelstein, who announced last year he would retire from the position after more than two decades. Arnoff … more
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Eugenia Unger, who usually displays the number tattooed on her arm by the Nazis, covered it with her Shabbat clothes and her tallit as she celebrated her Bat … more
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
HAVANA – A friendly welcome, a sense of joy, an air of need. This is what my granddaughter and I encountered on a recent visit to the largest synagogue in Cuba’s Jewish community, which once numbered 15,000 or more. But when Fidel Castro’s Revolution triumphed in 1959 and began confiscating businesses, most Jews fled. Today there are only 1,200, nearly all in Havana, where the main congregation is housed in this building with an impressive white front. There is a soaring arch, a Star of David and doors emblazoned with symbols of the Tribes of Israel. more
JTA – Next week’s summit meeting between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Finland recasts the Scandinavian nation in a role it had not occupied in … more
JTA – The home of a Jewish professor at Oberlin College was vandalized and a note reading “Gas Jew Die” was left at his front door. The professor has been identified by police as … more
JTA – Poland’s government pledged $28 million to restore the Warsaw Jewish cemetery, making the preservation project one of the largest of its kind in European history. Deputy Prime … more
JTA – Whether you love them or hate them – or your feelings are purely pareve — these 13 Jews repeatedly made the news in 5775. David Blatt  American-Israeli coach David Blatt, in his first season as the Cleveland … more
In addition to his lasting contributions to science and government, Benjamin Franklin succeeded in influencing Jewish thought and practice, a feat he accomplished posthumously, through his famous “Autobiography,” which found its way into Eastern … more
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