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Sam Goldman, Solar Pioneer, Wins Bronfman Prize

By JTA

Sam Goldman, the founder of a company that provides solar lighting and power systems to the developing world, was awarded the 10th annual Charles Bronfman Prize.Read More


Israel Frets Over Syria Chemical Weapons Capacity

By Reuters

Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.Read More


Gaza War Spurs Palestinians To Flee for Europe

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

A devastating war with Israel has swollen the number of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip joining a perilous exodus of migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa in search of a better life in Europe.Read More


Senate Slammed for Disabilities Treaty Snub

By JTA

Jewish groups joined disability rights activists in expressing disappointment with the U.S. Senate’s failure to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Read More


Pope Francis Meets Jewish Delegation for Rosh Hashanah

By JTA

In a pre-Rosh Hashana meeting, Pope Francis and a World Jewish Congress delegation discussed the worrying international situation, including the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.Read More


10 Groups Mount Push To Block U.S. Funds From Campus Critics of Israel

By JTA

Ten organizations have announced a coordinated effort to convince Congress to reform the Higher Education Act to prevent federal funding of anti-American and anti-Israel activity.Read More


Los Angeles Orthodox Synagogue Plans To Hire Woman as Maharat

By JTA

Congregation B’nai David-Judea, an Orthodox synagogue in Los Angeles, is planning to hire its first female clergy member by September, 2015.Read More


Polish Jews Split Over Exhuming Nazi Massacre Victims

By Cnaan Liphshiz

In September 1941, a group of villagers wielding axes and other tools descended upon the homes of their Jewish neighbors and murdered every last one, according to testimonies gathered by Holocaust scholars.Read More


Kentucky Senate Candidate Trumpets 'With Jews We Lose'

By JTA

Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, is campaigning with the slogan “With Jews we lose.”Read More


Archeologists Find Gas Chamber at Sobibor Death Camp

By JTA

An archaeological dig at Sobibor has uncovered the Nazi death camp’s gas chambers.Read More


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