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100-Year-Olds Live Healthy and Get Active on Social Media

By Reuters

America’s centenarians are generally content and believe staying active is key to longevity, and some are even using social media and email to stay in touch with family and friends, a survey released on Thursday showed.Read More


Conjoined Twin Fights for Life After Israel Surgery

By JTA

A conjoined twin in Israel who was separated in a rare operation is in serious condition.Read More


Rise of Europe Far Right Will Be Focus of World Jewish Congress in Hungary

By Reuters

The rise of far-right movements and anti-Semitism across Europe, notably in Hungary, where more than half a million Jews were killed in the Nazi Holocaust, will preoccupy Jewish leaders from around the globe when they meet in Budapest on Sunday.Read More


Jewish Camps More Focused on Needs of Disabled

By JTA

A study released by the Foundation for Jewish Camp showed overnight camps are growing increasingly aware of the needs of children with disabilities.Read More


Penny Pritzker, Jewish Hotel Heiress, Tapped for Commerce Job

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate Mike Froman and Penny Pritzker for the last two vacant Cabinet slots on his economic team, turning to a law school classmate who is already one of chief advisors and a billionaire businesswoman who helped put him in the White House.Read More


Israel Pushes Plan for 'Greener' Green Line

By Haaretz

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Wednesday proposed to the High Court of Justice that the Defense Ministry erect a simple chain-link fence backed by security systems instead of the concrete wall the ministry wants to build near the West Bank village of Batir, south of Jerusalem.Read More


Virginia Settlers Resorted to Cannibalism in Harsh 1609 Winter

By Reuters

Settlers at Virginia’s Jamestown Colony resorted to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter of 1609, dismembering and consuming a 14-year-old English girl, the U.S. Smithsonian Institution reported on Wednesday.Read More


BBC Yanks Documentary Claiming Story of Jewish Exile From Palestine Is 'Myth'

By JTA

An Israeli-born filmmaker is slamming the British Broadcasting Corp. for pulling his documentary on the Jewish exodus from Jerusalem in 70 A.D.Read More


Dzokhar Tsarnaev's College Buddies Face Backpack-Dump Charges in Bombing

By Reuters

Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the investigation of last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Police Department said in its official Twitter feed on Wednesday.Read More


Frustrated Palestinian Youth Seek New Outlets To Push Change

By Reuters

Bleak Palestinian realities mean whatever comes out of the contest to be “The President” will have only symbolic significance. The winner will be “ambassador for a day” at one of the Palestinian missions in Europe, among other prizes.Read More


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