Will world leaders help secure release of Hamas captives?

(JNS) - Israel's Foreign Ministry revealed that it had sent a letter to world leaders calling on them to help secure the release of Israelis being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The letter was sent...

In Haifa, a university serves as a base for Arab-Jewish coexistence - and a place to tackle global problems

HAIFA - On a recent chilly morning, six Israeli Druze women gathered in a room at the University of Haifa library to discuss the joys and frustrations of living in a modern, Jewish, largely secular...

State lawmakers challenge Yeshiva University's claims to public funds

(New York Jewish Week) — Three state lawmakers are asking if Yeshiva University misrepresented itself as a secular institution in order to qualify for more than $230 million in public funds. Their letter demanding a full accounting from the...

Israel cracks down on Palestinian Authority

(JNS) — Israel on Sunday revoked the VIP pass of Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki, in line with a Cabinet decision last week to sanction Ramallah in response to the U.N.’s passage, at the P.A.’s behest, of a resolution...

Palestinian Authority: Israeli measures to punish terrorism will lead to our collapse

(JNS) — Punitive measures imposed by Israel on the Palestinian Authority will “promptly lead to its collapse,” P.A. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday. Israel’s Security Cabinet last week approved the measures in response to...

The Three Amigos Summit

(JNS) — In Mexico City last week, the president of the United States met with the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada for what was dubbed the “Three Amigos Summit.” The notion that Joe Biden, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and...

Why Israel's enemies will hate the Louvre

(JNS) — The Palestinian Authority and its supporters have a new enemy: the Louvre. The world’s most-visited museum, the famous French institution that holds some of the greatest works of art and antiquities, is likely to find itself on...

Americans shouldn't be swayed by the Israeli left's freakout

(JNS) — Over the past several weeks, the anger of the opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly elected government has reached hysterical, and even apocalyptic, tones. This should seem familiar to Americans, who have grown...

Israel and the USA: Political arguments abound

I have mentioned before that I volunteer twice a week at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience here in New Orleans. I love the experience of guiding people through over 430 years of the American Southern Jewish Experience. Did you know that...

Theodor Herzl's message is for everyone

(JNS) — Theodor Herzl has been with me my whole life. I know that is an odd statement from a Canadian who has lived his entire life in Toronto. I am not related to Herzl and, of course, I never met him. Yet I feel very close to him. My earliest...

In Turkey, Orthodox drama 'Shtisel' is being adapted for a Muslim audience

ISTANBUL (JTA) — “Shtisel,” a TV series about haredi Orthodox Jews that became an international phenomenon after Netflix picked it up in 2018, is getting a Muslim makeover for Turkish...

Conan O'Brien talked to this New York rabbi about Judaism on his podcast

(New York Jewish Week) — Regular listeners of Conan O’Brien’s podcast generally expect to hear the comedian interview A-listers such as Michelle Obama and “Fleishman Is in Trouble” star Lizzy Caplan. But the former late-night host...

Heirs sue for restitution of one of van Gogh's most famous paintings

(JTA) — Heirs of a German-Jewish banker are suing a Japanese insurance company for the return of one of Vincent van Gogh’s famed “Sunflowers” paintings or at least $750 million in punitive damages. In December, Julius H. Schoeps,...

Holocaust objects on display at German parliament

(JNS) - An exhibition of Holocaust-era items from the collections of Yad Vashem whose stories are intertwined with Jews from Germany will open in the Bundestag next week, ahead of International...

A new film brings to life 'the largest single work of art created by a Jew during the Holocaust'

(New York Jewish Week) - While hiding from the Nazis, the German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon began a series of autobiographical paintings and texts with a painfully simple description of her...

The Righteous Among the Nations, then and now

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — On Aug. 15, 1942, a 12-year-old boy named Shmulik slipped out of the Bobov ghetto in search of a place to hide. The day before, all of the inhabitants of the ghetto had been taken into the woods and shot. Shmulik, who...

'The images will stay with me for the rest of my life': Warsaw Ghetto Uprising photos revealed

(JNS) - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews revealed on Monday new-found images of the Nazis mercilessly putting down the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Revolt. Captured in secret by a Polish firefighter...

Spelt banana bread with chocolate, dates and tahini recipe

Maybe it's the home comfort it exudes, maybe it's how easy it is to make, but for a variety of, mostly inexplicable, reasons, banana bread has become everyone's quarantine darling. There were a...

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Living with a companion/aide

Assuming that you have hired an aide from a home health care agency, you can expect a lot of support in easing your anxieties. It is the agency’s job to answer your questions in advance and resolve any issues that arise. The key to facilitating...

Obituary - FRANKLIN SCHWARTZ

Mr. Franklin Schwartz, 89, of Lake Mary died Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 following a brief illness. Mr. Schwartz was born May 19, 1933 in Manhattan, New York, to the late George and Martha (Lowin) Schwartz. He was a Certified Public Accountant and moved...

Obituary - IDA BESSIE "BETTY" GOLDFARB

Ms. Ida Bessie “Betty” Goldfarb, 104, of Orlando died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 at Dr. Phillips Assisted Living following a brief illness. Ms. Goldfarb was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late David and Lena (Brodin) Mashman and...

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