(JTA) — Police in the city of Uman in Ukraine arrested an Israeli man they suspect of defacing a large crucifix as payback for the desecration of a synagogue last month. The suspect, Netanel Shimon, is said to have dismantled on Dec. 31 the Jesus icon from a crucifix that locals in 2013 set up…
The anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation focused on the Jewish Holocaust. But many Poles, including residents of Oswiecim, say they also suffered horrors at the hands of the Nazis.
Sarah Silverman was wonderfully witty on comedian W. Kamau Bell’s talk show. But one couldn’t help but zoom in on the very unusual piece of jewelry around her neck.
The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, chief rabbi of Ukraine, said.
A cross near the gravesite of a Jewish sage in Uman, Ukraine, was defaced with a Hebrew inscription — a move that could stoke sectarian tensions in the Hasidic pilgrimage site.
With his Story Kit, Saul filmed his incredible story about being separated from his family during WWII and, thanks to the Red Cross, finding his cousin 65 years later.
We’ve noted the recent trend of non-Jewish celebrities and public figures wearing Jewish jewelry. Remember Sarah Palin’s big Magen David pendant and Elijah Wood’s ring inscribed with a quote from Pirkei Avot? Now the Shmooze wonders why Jewish actress Rachel Weisz has started the reverse trend by wearing a cross — and one that costs $6,400.
Pilgrims came from many different countries to carry crucifixes along the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Old City is full of unforgettable sights and activities. But maybe the most emotional day is Good Friday, when Christians of all denominations, from around the world, carry the cross. They stop at the 14 Stations of the Cross, commemorating Jesus’ last day. Pilgrims from places including Serbia, Egypt, Greece, Montenegro, Nigeria, Georgia, Bulgaria, Russia, Ethiopia and India all gathered here for the Holy Week festivities recently. The procession included Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox (Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Syriac and Indian) believers in addition to Roman Catholics. All joined together as they stopped at the stations, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. View YouTube video: www.youtube.com Downloads: VIDEOS: - Hi Res Narration: www.megaupload.com - Hires No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming:www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Key Words Holy Week, Old City, Jerusalem, Stations of the Cross, Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos