RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A 57-year-old woman dubbed “the wandering Israeli” by Peruvian media left Lima’s international airport after living in the arrivals area for 19 days and making headlines across the country. Olga Babaev’s story was reported by Peruvian newspapers and TV channels, which likened it to Steven Spielberg’s film “The Terminal.” A nearly eight-minute broadcast Sunday followed her…
Amid rumors that Bruce Springsteen will perform in Tel Aviv this summer, he and his E Street band have come under fire from supporters of boycotting Israel.
Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.
Actors Jack Black and Morgan Freeman join other big shots, including Queen Noor of Jordan, in a comedic video released Tuesday that plumps for the Iran deal.
Journalist Zoey Tur, a transgender woman, has threatened Ben Shapiro, a right-wing political commentator who is an Orthodox Jew, with violence for publicly opposing social acceptance of transgender people.
It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: A 21-year-old Jewish gymnast agrees to be photographed fully naked. But that’s exactly what two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has done for ESPN’s Body Issue.
Fire officials say 60% of the buildings in the Hasidic enclave of New Square, N.Y., violate safety codes. They claim the village’s political clout allows it to keep state officials at bay.
Screening for genetic disorders has come a long way since the first tests for Tay-Sachs disease in the late 1960s. At the time, clinicians screened the Jewish community by measuring enzyme levels in people’s blood. But in the late 1980s, newer genetic tests became available for Tay-Sachs and, soon after, for a range of other so-called “Jewish genetic diseases” including Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis and Fanconi anemia.
Young Jews want to give back more than ever, but a new survey finds that few of them are volunteering through Jewish service organizations.
The synagogue where Lauren Spierer became a bat mitzvah, and the Jewish campus center that she frequented are among the groups leading the effort to find the Indiana University sophomore, who has been missing for nearly two weeks.