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More Than 1 Million Jews Expected to Take Part in Global Shabbat Observance

A global observance of Shabbat with hundreds of special events being held in local Jewish communities around the world — including new events in...

News Briefs: Accolades Aplenty for Rabbi, Einstein Medical, Nobel Prize-winning Scientist

Rabbi Ambassador Speaks at, Honored by Muhlenberg College Rabbi Ambassador David N. Saperstein presented the annual Raoul Wallenberg Tribute Lecture on Oct. 8 at Muhlenberg...

Former FBI Agent Launches Investigation into Anne Frank’s Capture

A retired FBI agent has launched an investigation into identifying those who may have betrayed the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family...

German Far-right Leader Says Jews Have Nothing to Fear

The leader of Germany’s far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), said Monday that Jews have nothing to fear from his party’s surprising third-place finish...

JDC Provides Rosh Hashanah Aid to Elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union

Impoverished elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union are expected to receive extra food and traditional holiday fare, including apples and honey, for the...

Trump Calls Iran Deal ‘Embarrassing’ in First UN Speech

President Donald Trump slammed the “embarrassing” Iranian nuclear deal, while accusing Tehran of destabilizing the Middle East, in his first speech to the United...

Genetic Screening Urged During Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

September is Tay-Sachs Awareness Month and JScreen, a non-profit public health initiative based at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine, is urging people at...

News Briefs: Bacon Lawsuit; Charges for Death of MMA Fighter; Rabbi Says OK to...

Three Teens Charged in Death of Orthodox Jewish MMA Fighter A 16-year-old girl and two 18-year-old men were charged with first-degree murder in the July...

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons — Er, Etrogs

When you think of foods from Italy, you probably think of pizza or spaghetti. But there is another import the country is known for...

Venezuelan Jews Fleeing Turmoil Get ‘Lifeline’ in Israel, Encounter New Challenges

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews are fleeing the South American nation, with many choosing to immigrate to...