Here’s a run-down of 5 Jewish things about the prestigious awards.
A new phone number connects callers with Jews living all over the world — whether they are looking for kosher restaurant recommendations, local synagogues or just a chat.
Michele Bachmann said Donald Trump longs for the time when “even my Jews would say merry Christmas.”
Abigail Minis was a widow, in her eighties and Jewish, but that didn’t stop her from doing her part to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. She put her skills and resources as an innkeeper to use and paid for food for soldiers fighting for American independence in 1779 in Savannah, Georgia.
“When we first came in, the Jewish people were sitting in one section and the Muslims were a little bit in the other section, but now you’re going to find everybody sharing food with one another,” said one participant at an interfaith iftar meal. But among triumphs, many challenges remain in fostering dialogue between Jews and Muslims.
A California cafe founded and owned by a Jewish and Muslim husband and wife plans to countersue after being accused of discriminating against Muslim patrons.
From a bid to overcome resistance to building a mosque in New Jersey to defending a Muslim student at a military academy who wants to wear a hijab, Jewish groups this week joined efforts to stop anti-Muslim discrimination.
An Israeli sculptor’s acceptance of a commission to design a Warsaw Ghetto memorial to non-Jewish Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust has reignited a furor over the project. Opponents had been trying to persuade Tel Aviv sculptor Danny Karavan to turn down the commission and ‘defend the integrity of this ground.’
The umbrella group of French Jewish communities condemned rioting at a mosque on the French island of Corsica, which occurred following an assault on two firemen there.
Some 1,500 Jews and supporters of the Jewish community rallied along the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro for peace in Israel and against terrorism.