American actor Morgan Freeman visited the Western Wall.
As the group of Orthodox Jews came near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City, one began to mumble while staring down at his mobile phone. Another looked up in awe, eyes half shut in concentration. The woman’s lips moved silently.3
Berlin’s Jewish Museum was closed for a day after the discovery of an unexploded bomb from World War II.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin will not be freed from jail on his watch.3
Tens of thousands of Israelis remained without power a day after a severe storm passed through the country and caused the death of a construction worker.
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson defended his use of Holocaust imagery in the gun control debate, saying even some rabbis backed his assertions.5
A pro-Palestinian demonstration in the Moroccan city of Casablanca featured men dressed as Orthodox Jews who were being led at gunpoint by masked men wearing kaffiyehs.9
The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.18
David Cesarani, the great British historian of the Holocaust and Anglo Jewry, has died at the age of 58, London’s Jewish Chronicle reports. The London Times columnist David Aaronovitch described him as “a man of luminous intelligence and splendid academic achievement.”7
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