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Seeking kin: A half-century later, phone and Facebook reconnect schoolmates

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA) – Judith Mertz still recalls plenty of the Indian words she learned from her friend Miriam El-Chai...

 

Lawmaker: kidnappers are not terrorists

JERUSALEM (JTA) - An Arab-Israeli Knesset member said the kidnappers of three Israeli teenagers are not terrorists. "They are people that cannot see any way to change their reality, and they are...

 
 By Uriel Heilman    News    June 27, 2014

Considering future, Claims Conference weighs shutting down vs. Holocaust education

NEW YORK (JTA) - A special panel tasked with examining the governance and strategic vision of the Claims Conference is recommending that the organization shift its long-term focus to Holocaust...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 27, 2014

Search for abducted teens faces complicated political landscape

TEL AVIV (JTA) - Since the three teenagers were abducted last week, Israel's goals have been simple: Find them and punish their kidnappers. Realizing those goals, though, is far from a simple task....

 

The heyday of the shtetl

When most people think of the shtetl, images reminiscent of “Fiddler in the Roof” pop into their heads: small villages filled with poor Jews, struggling to make a living in an almost exclusively Jewish world. Yet, nothing could be further from th...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu: Israel will air proof that Hamas kidnapped teens JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel has “unequivocal proof” that Hamas is responsible for the kidnapping of three Israeli teens more than a week ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said....

 

Chicken soup for the mind

A Chinese girl forced me to confront what it means to be Jewish. “What are we waiting for?” my Chinese girlfriend asked, somewhat confused, as we sat facing each other in the privacy of my apartment. For weeks we’d been talking about the...

 

Israel expands crackdown on Islamist Hamas

By Linda Gradstein The Media Line Almost a week after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped, presumably by the Islamist Hamas movement, Israel has expanded its crackdown to include “anything green” as one Israeli army officer referred to the...

 

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