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Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

U.S. nixes Egypt drill over civilian deaths, completes Navy exercise with Israel (JTA)—Israel and the United States concluded a joint military naval exercise as President Obama canceled a U.S.-Egyptian drill due to civilian deaths in Cairo...

 

Bar Mitzvahs are special times

The invitation came for the bar mitzvah, and we gladly said yes we would be delighted to attend. My great-nephew, Elijah Schulman, became a bar mitzvah. All bar mitzvahs are special, with families get...

 

6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish Celebrity Roundup

Lea Michele’s farewell to Finn NEW YORK (6nobacon.com)—Lea Michele took the stage at Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards in her first televised appearance since boyfriend Cory Monteith’s...

 

Synagogue Service Schedule

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. Most synagogues require tickets for...

 

Seeking Kin: Following a father's footsteps back to Prague

BALTIMORE (JTA)—As a girl in Seattle, Anne Bush evinced little interest in the Holocaust, even though her father, Harry, was a survivor whose mother, sister and brother-in-law had been murdered....

 
 By Itai Reuveni    News    August 23, 2013

At a Muslim-Jewish conference, dialogue and hope

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (JTA)—Sarajevo is a city with a rich multicultural past, but it also bears the scars of war. Take a short walk through the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and you will...

 

A tale of two popes and the challenge of preserving Christianity in its birthplace

As newly elected leaders of their respective Christian faiths, Pope Francis I and Egypt’s Coptic Pope Tawadros II face a wide array of internal and external challenges. One presides over a global church of 1.2 billion, the other a smaller Mideast...

 

Formula One race a part of acceleration past regulation for Israeli motorsports

There is something different about taking a ride from Shlomi Bakish. Not only can he get from Haifa to Tel Aviv in half the time, but passengers also don’t feel the road. The car accelerates...

 

Transplants from pigs may help diabetics

Alpha-1, a natural blood protein that fights inflammation, protects transplanted animal pancreatic islets—where insulin is produced—from rejection by the human body when used in combination with another anti-rejection therapy, according to an...

 

Did Hollywood Heil Hitler?

Many people, Jew and non-Jew alike, have wondered who they might have been during the Holocaust. A righteous gentile like Schindler? A self-serving member of the Judenrat? In other words, a person of courage or cowardice? Now, nearly seven decades la...

 

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