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Genes Tie N. Africans and European Jews: Study

By Haaretz

A new study of genetic affinity among Jewish communities has uncovered evidence of genetic roots among Jews from North Africa that stretch back 2,000 years.Read More


Rabbi Heschel's Papers Headed for Duke

By JTA

Duke University has acquired a collection of the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, including correspondence, publications, documents and photographs which have never been available to scholars.Read More


Ukraine Synagogue Damaged by Shopping Center

By JTA

The Jewish community in Lviv, Ukraine has warned that construction of a new shopping center could seriously damage a historic synagogue next to the site.Read More


Judith Crist, Times Critic, Dies at 90

By Reuters

Judith Crist, a popular American film critic whose acerbic commentary helped herald a new era of film critics at newspapers and media outlets across the United States, died on Tuesday. She was 90.Read More


Gunman Pleads Guilty in Giffords Shooting Spree

By Reuters

Gabrielle Giffords’ husband says there’s no measuring the damage done by gunman Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty to the rampage that killed 6 and wounded the ex-lawmaker.Read More


Romney Campaign Rebuffs Jewish Voice for Peace

By JTA

Jewish Voice for Peace members said its members were rebuffed as they attempted to deliver a letter to the Boston headquarters of Mitt Romney.Read More


Israeli-American Hiker Kidnapped in Amazon

By JTA

An Israeli American man reportedly was kidnapped while hiking in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.Read More


Maryland Candidate Meets With Israeli Officials

By JTA

John Delaney, the Democratic congressional candidate in a redrawn Maryland district, met with Israeli politicians and businessmen on a trip to the Jewish state.Read More


Chicago Doctor Drowns After Saving Boys

By JTA

A pediatric surgeon from Chicago drowned in Lake Michigan after saving two boys who fell out of their kayak.Read More


Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68

By Reuters

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Barbra Streisand, has died at 68. He had the rare honor of winning Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards.Read More


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