Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say

There are more than 10 million Ashkenazis around the world. But new findings show that today’s community is only 600 to 800 years old — and descended from 350 people.


Memorial Planned in Warsaw Honoring Poles Who Saved Jews During Shoah

Organizers have announced a design competition for a memorial in Warsaw to Poles who saved Jews during World War II.

After Gaza War, Israel Seeks To Isolate Qatar — But U.S. Resists

After the Gaza war, Israel is working overtime to convince the West that Hamas-friendly Qatar should not be seen as a legitimate ally. But Washington isn’t getting the memo.


Greek Island Police Chief Photographed in Nazi Salute on Trip to Germany

The police chief of the popular Greek tourist island of Hydra was photographed giving the Nazi salute while on a trip to Germany.


Does Carrying a Gun to Synagogue Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Most synagogues hire extra security for the High Holidays. But some congregants are taking their safety into their own hands — by bringing concealed guns to services.

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