(JTA) — Bucking a noticeable decrease in Jewish immigration to Israel this year, the number of Russian Jews who moved to the Jewish state has reached a 10-year record of 7,000 newcomers. Overall, some 27,000 people moved to Israel this year under its Law of Return for Jews and their relatives, or made aliyah, according…4
Debbie Reynolds, a leading lady in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s, including “Singin’ in the Rain,” died on Wednesday, at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.
Wannes Cappele, a well-known Belgian theater actor, told one of his country’s best-read weeklies that he is infuriated by the “procreation policies of the Jews in Israel.”17
The umbrella group of French Jewish communities blasted the defense minister of Israel for calling on Jews to leave France and drawing parallels between the Dreyfus Affair and Paris’ attempts to push for Israeli-Palestinian talks.
David Steiner, a documentary filmmaker from Chicago who was studying to be a rabbi, was killed in a bus crash in rural Uganda. He was 51.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has her moments.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East speech in Washington on Wednesday by saying he was convinced peace with Israel was achievable, but continuing to demand that Israel halt settlement building before talks restarted.6
In England, Christmas week of Jewish study means outreach to Sikhs and Muslims By Andrew Silow-Carroll BIRMINGHAM, England (JTA) — If you think the United States overdoes Christmas, you haven’t been to London in December. The main drags are a riot of Christmas lights and gewgaws, the pubs overflow with midday revelers starting the week…
Uruguay opened a $20 million video surveillance monitoring center near the tourism capital of Punta del Este with major support from Israeli technology.
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