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'Bashert' delves into relationship beyond death

How far does bashert extend? Does it reach beyond the grave? And if so, would you recognize your soul's complement in another? Beyond the bliss of actually finding your soul mate, there is a belief th...

 

Knesset members and Christian leaders talk of new embassy, shared partnerships

(JNS)—Knesset Christian Allies Caucus held an event in the Knesset’s Jerusalem Hall on Wednesday, celebrating both the U.S. and Guatemalan embassy moves from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Members of Israel’s parliament and Christian leaders gathered...

 

Vikings owner Mark Wilf named chair of JFNA

(JTA)—Mark Wilf, a real estate developer and owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team, is expected to be named the incoming chair of the Jewish Federations of North America. Wilf has held numerous leadership positions, both nationally and...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 1, 2018

Who killed a Polish Holocaust hero? His family may be close to finding out.

(JTA)-Josef Kopf survived Sobibor by killing a guard and staging the first successful escape from that death camp in Poland, where the Nazis murdered 250,000 Jews. But Kopf, whose unlikely escape in...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 1, 2018

Half of Syria's air defenses destroyed by IAF in recent months

(JNS)-Some 50 percent of air-defense batteries belonging to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad have been destroyed after they fired on Israel Air Force jets in recent months during multiple...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Philip Roth won’t be having a Jewish funeral NEW YORK (JTA)—Philip Roth forbade any Jewish rituals from being performed at his funeral. The prolific Jewish-American author, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85, will be buried on Monday at the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 1, 2018

Shifting sands? Grassroots element in the Democratic Party moves away from Israel

(JNS)-A great deal of ink has been spilled writing about the growing partisan divide in Washington, D.C. In fact, one of the few remaining bipartisan issues has been support for Israel. But even so,...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 1, 2018

Deconstructing the complex, yet sanguine, relations between Israel and the Czech Republic

(JNS)-The transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14 has spurred interest from several countries considering similar moves. Guatemala followed suit just two days later on May...

 

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