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JNS.org – 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
PARIS (JTA) — Standing for hours behind that yellow police line Friday, many of us could feel our patience running out as we waited idly near the Porte de Vincennes metro station for news from the hostage situation that was going on just 100 yards … 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
JTA – An accused Nazi war criminal is unfit to stand trial, a German court ruled. Hans Lipschis, 94, who allegedly was an SS guard at Auschwitz, suffers from dementia and will not understand what transpires at his trial, the court in Ellwangen … more
(JTA) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Israeli company SodaStream will begin operating in Argentina as a first step toward selling its products throughout Latin America. The sparkling … 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
HAVANA – It took less than an hour to get here from Miami, but the flight catapulted me 58 years back. In fact, I felt a tie to something even deeper in the mists of time. I spent a day here … more
LONDON – Think Jewish, and eat well. That’s my spin on visiting this magnificent city. Of course, embrace the essence of British Parliament. Churchill’s Underground War Rooms. Buckingham Palace. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Is there anything more British than strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or tea in fine china at the Fortnum & Mason food emporium? Quaff an ale at a pub. And don’t forget fish and chips. Still, if you’re Jewish, there are additional dimensions: more
NEW YORK (JTA) – The United Nations will, for the first time, recognize Yom Kippur as an official holiday. Starting in 2016, no official meetings will take place on the Jewish day of atonement at the international body’s New York … more
From the brink of war, the Middle East has moved at dizzying speed to the cusp of peace. Or so we have been led to believe. The issues at hand are Iran and Syria – and incidentally, there is good reason to feel some relief from that fact, … more
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