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Rare 19th Century Map of Jerusalem Unearthed

By Haaretz

A map of Jerusalem that was drafted some 190 years ago by a German tourist was recently unearthed by two researchers – one Israeli, the other German – in an archive in Berlin. The map, sketched by hand in 1823, was discovered in the course of a study conducted in tandem by Israeli researchers and scholars at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, in Leipzig, Germany.Read More


Obama Names 7 to Holocaust Council

By JTA

President Obama named or renamed seven members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, all donors to Democrats and including representatives from the entertainment, social media and human rights sectors, as well as a past AIPAC president.Read More


Expert: Study Overhyped N.Y. Orthodox Population

By JTA

A leading Jewish demographer is disputing the findings of a recent widely cited survey on New York Jewry.Read More


Jewish Museum Exhibits Rare Medieval Manuscripts

By JTA

The Jewish Museum in New York is opening an exhibit featuring medieval religious manuscripts, many on display for the first time.Read More


Slovak Jews Want Captured Nazi Deported for Trial

By JTA

Slovakian Jewish leaders have called on Hungary to extradite an alleged Holocaust war criminal.Read More


Amid Syria Chaos, Israelis Seek Gas Masks

By JTA

Israeli gas mask kit distribution centers are facing increased demand in response to fighting in Syria.Read More


Survivors Plan March To Back African Immigrants

By JTA

Holocaust survivors in Israel will lead a march in support of African migrants.Read More


Munich Moment of Silence Push Gains Steam

By Haaretz

The campaign to observe a minute on silence to commemorate 40 years since the murder of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, at the Olympic opening ceremony in London on Friday is attracting unprecedented levels of support including that of United States President Barack Obama and the mayor of the host city, Boris Johnson.Read More


Clinton: Vigilance Needed in Anti-Semitism Fight

By JTA

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Holocaust denial and Israel criticism that crosses into anti-Semitism require vigilance.Read More


U.S. Military Doctors Continue Circumcisions

By JTA

U.S. military doctors stationed in Germany will continue to perform circumcisions despite a ruling that has roiled the country’s medical and political establishments.Read More





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