Rome’s Jewish catacombs will open to the public for the first time on Sunday as part of a campaign to highlight diverse cultural sites throughout Italy.
There are 14 candidates — including nine Democrats — running to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen in Maryland’s 8th District, which encompasses suburbs of Washington, D.C. Two of the Democrats are Jewish, as are two of the five Republicans. The district includes a big chunk of Montgomery County, which is estimated to be as much as 10 percent Jewish.
Amid a legal fight over the legality of the campaign to boycott Israel in Spain, motions supporting the boycott failed in four Spanish municipalities and passed in four.
David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is under consideration for the newly vacated head coach position with the Los Angeles Lakers.
A British Labour Party lawmaker has apologized for “for any offense” caused by a Facebook post which called for the relocation of Israelis to the United States.
Martin Gray, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor whose memoir about his experiences during World War II inspired a successful TV miniseries, has died at 93.
Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s bail hearing is scheduled to continue this Tuesday morning in the Randburg Magistrate’s court, on the northwest side of Johannesburg. But, given what took place at the hearing last week, especially on Thursday and Friday, there is no guarantee that the hearing will reach an end.
Rabbi Marc Schneier resigned as spiritual leader of The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, New York, after 26 years in the position.7
President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico called on Mexicans in the United States to follow the Jewish community’s example and unite to defend their interests in an urgent effort to defeat Donald Trump.4
Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein have signed on to NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” the network’s next live Broadway musical.
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