Yeshiva U. Sheds Burden of Albert Einstein Medical School — But at What Cost?

Yeshiva U. has ceded control of Albert Einstein Medical Center in a ‘historic’ deal. It’s shedding a massive financial burden— but is it giving up a ‘crown jewel’ of Jewish education?


Michael Bloomberg Takes Turn in Spotlight — and Russian Billionaires Pirouette Along

There were ballerinas, a full dance ensemble, soloists, a harpist, a video tribute to Jewish luminaries in multiple fields, a multimedia orchestra performance celebrating the enduring light of creation, a speech from the prime minister, stand-up from Jay Leno, and an audience packed with top Jewish communal movers and shakers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Pope Francis Makes Lasting Impression at Israeli Wall in West Bank

The most lasting image from Pope Francis’ Mideast trip will be the pontiff praying with his head against a wall. It was the Israeli wall in the West Bank, not the Western Wall.


Ukraine Jews Celebrate Petro Poroshenko Win — and Far Right Defeat

Jewish leaders in Ukraine expressed satisfaction with the poor showing of ultranationalist candidates in the country’s presidential elections and the victory by oligarch Viktor Poroshenko.

Israel-Bound Jewish Families Rescued From Strife-Torn Donetsk Airport

Israel’s Jewish Agency came to the rescue of two Jewish Ukranian families after rebels seized control of Donetsk airport as they were waiting to emigrate to Israel, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday.

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