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 By Jana Banin    Features    March 14, 2014

6 Degrees (no Bacon): celebrity Jewish roundup

Scarlett Johansson is pregnant HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-B'sha'ah tovah to Scarlett Johansson! The 29-year-old "Her" star, of recent SodaStream fame (or infamy, depending which side you're on), is...

 

Scene Around

Who knew?... Last month I heard about the Monuments Men (and women) of World War II for the very first time. That was completely news to me and I suspect, to many of you as well. (Check out the movie...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 14, 2014

Can an Israeli-Palestinian coalition push leaders to make a deal?

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Two years ago, Israeli supermarket mogul Rami Levy invited Palestinian gas and oil magnate Munib al-Masri to one of his grocery stores. A working-class boy who had become the West Bank’s wealthiest man, al-Masri already had turned...

 

Seeking kin: Across the ocean, a poignant end to an Israeli's search

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)-All Zipora Saar had were some letters, names and pictures of American relatives she never knew, people...

 

Philly historian scores in bid to have NBA pioneer Eddie Gottlieb honored

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-Celeste Morello isn't Jewish or a sports fan, and has never attended a professional basketball game. But a passion for history-particularly Philadelphia history-prompted her to...

 

Teen heroes: Philip Caine helps teens with broken hearts

(JTA)-One evening, during a retreat for his Diller Teen Fellowship, Philip Caine told his fellow teens a truth about himself. At the age of 17, he had already undergone two open-heart surgeries. To...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    March 14, 2014

Defying BDS, Weiss brings big-name performers to Israel

While Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has in recent years acted as a de facto frontman for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, urging fellow artists against performing in Israel, Shuki...

 

Manischewitz boxes feature well-known Jewish Americans

 NEWARK, N.J.—In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) and just in time for Passover, Manischewitz® is releasing limited run packaging on each of its five matzo boxes inside 5-lb packages. The matzo boxes feature fun and factual informat...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ex-security guard gets federal sentence for defacing Torah scroll (JTA)—A former hotel security guard was sentenced to one year in prison for civil rights violations for defacing a Memphis Jewish school’s Torah scroll and prayer books. Last...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    March 14, 2014

In Crimea, some Jews feel safer after Russian intervention

(JTA)-Shortly after Russian soldiers occupied the Crimean city of Sevastopol last week, Leah Cyrlikova took her two children out for an afternoon stroll in a city park. When they passed a group of sol...

 

Jewish kids' books provider expands to Arab sector

By Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA)-A Religion News Service article about the PJ Library is headlined "Free books-10 million of them-help keep Jewish kids Jewish." Now the foundation behind the widely...

 

Jessica Baer is helping eradicate slave trafficking in Ghana

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Away for the summer at her New Jersey YM-YWHA Camp, Jessica Baer watched a video about children enslaved in Ghana. Baer, who was 10 years old at the time, realized just "how...

 

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