The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has appointed Stanford University Jewish history scholar Steven Zipperstein as its first Jacob Kronhill visiting scholar, according to a press release issued today.
Orly Ohayon is fighting for her life after her mother was killed when a car struck them on the way to Yom Kippur services near their home in Jacksonville, Fla.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other senior Department of Defense Officials laid a wreath in front of the “Lone Soldier,” the statue created for the memorial by Jewish sculptor Stanley Bleifeld in 1987.
Rabbi Philip Berg, who brought the teachings of Kabbalah to a celebrity following that included Madonna and Britney Spears, has died.
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn began work on Tuesday as economic adviser to the Serbian government, his latest incarnation since a sex scandal cost him his job and ruined his French presidential ambitions.
A German publisher said it would drop a magazine which was seen to glorify the action of troops involved in the Holocaust.
Before the start of Yom Kippur, a flood of historic proportions swallowed Boulder, Colo., and surrounding areas, displacing families, damaging synagogues and threatening services on the holiest day of the Jewish year – until determination came to the rescue.
Great Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, announced on Monday that he would be attending Limmud, Britain’s largest and oldest festival of Jewish learning and culture.
Israel wants to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad toppled, its ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday, in a shift from its non-committal public stance on its neighbour’s civil war.
The BBC has changed its characterization of Syria and Egypt’s 1973 attack against Israel as being “preemptive.”8
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